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Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team Announced

Florida and Alabama have the most selections

SEC Press Release
July 20, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Defending SEC and national champion Alabama Crimson Tide had a league-high six representatives on the first-team of the 2010 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Football Team, while Florida had a league-high 10 total selections, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Georgia had four players on the first team, which was second, while Florida had three players. Georgia and Auburn were tied for third with six total selections.

Ten of the 12 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad. Each SEC school had at least one student-athlete on either the first or second-team.

South Carolina had a total of five players make both teams, while Arkansas and LSU had four each, Kentucky and Mississippi State had three each, Tennessee and Vanderbilt had two each and Ole Miss had one selection.

There are five first-team pre-season selections that were on last year’s first-team coaches All-SEC post-season team. Those include: C Mike Pouncey (Florida), WR A.J. Green (Georgia), RB Mark Ingram (Alabama), DB Mark Barron (Alabama) and P Drew Butler (Georgia).

The All-SEC first-team squad had 10 seniors and 16 underclassmen, including 12 juniors and four sophomores. The second-team had 17 seniors, 10 juniors and two sophomores.

This marks the seventh straight year of the SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Team. The team is announced each year in advance of the SEC Football Media Days. This year, the event will be held Wednesday through Friday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

The 2010 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below.

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
First-Team Offense
QB Ryan Mallett Arkansas 6-6 238 Jr. Texarkana, Ark.
RB Mark Ingram Alabama 5-10 215 Jr. Flint, Mich.
RB Derrick Locke Kentucky 5-9 190 Sr. Hugo, Okla.
WR A.J. Green Georgia 6-4 205 Jr. Summerville, S.C.
WR Julio Jones Alabama 6-4 220 Jr. Foley, Ala.
TE D.J. Williams Arkansas 6-2 251 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
OL Clint Boling Georgia 6-5 310 Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
OL Carl Johnson Florida 6-5 360 Sr. Durham. N.C.
OL Barrett Jones Alabama 6-4 301 So. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Lee Ziemba Auburn 6-8 391 Sr. Rogers, Ark.
C Mike Pouncey Florida 6-4 310 Sr. Lakeland, Fla.
First-Team Defense
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Marcell Dareus Alabama 6-4 306 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
DL Jerrell Powe Ole Miss 6-2 320 Sr. Waynesboro, Miss.
DL Cliff Matthews South Carolina 6-4 260 Sr. Cheraw, S.C.
LB Josh Bynes Auburn 6-2 235 Sr. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
LB Dont'a Hightower Alabama 6-4 258 So. Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB Chris Marve Vanderbilt 6-0 232 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
LB Kelvin Sheppard LSU 6-3 239 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DB Mark Barron Alabama 6-2 210 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Patrick Peterson LSU 6-1 211 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
DB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina 6-1 188 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
DB Janoris Jenkins Florida 5-11 186 Jr. Pahokee, Fla.
First-Team Specialists
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Blair Walsh Georgia 5-10 191 Jr. Boca Raton, Fla.
P Drew Butler Georgia 6-2 207 Jr. Duluth, Ga.
RS Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 192 So. Stone Mountain, Ga.
AP Randall Cobb Kentucky 5-11 186 Jr. Alcoa, Tenn.
Second-Team Offense
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
QB Greg McElroy Alabama 6-3 225 Sr. Southland, Texas
RB Jeff Demps Florida 5-8 184 Jr. Winter Garden, Fla.
RB Trent Richardson Alabama 5-11 220 So. Pensacola, Fla.
WR Darvin Adams Auburn 6-3 185 Jr. Kennesaw, Ga.
WR Alshon Jeffery South Carolina 6-4 237 So. St. Matthews, S.C.
TE Luke Stocker Tennessee 6-6 253 Sr. Berea, Ky.
OL James Carpenter Alabama 6-5 300 Sr. Augusta, Ga.
OL DeMarcus Love Arkansas 6-5 315 Sr. Lancaster, Texas
OL Derek Sherrod Mississippi State 6-6 305 Sr. Columbus, Miss.
OL *Cordy Glenn Georgia 6-5 330 Jr. Riverdale, Ga.
OL *Joseph Barksdale LSU 6-5 315 Sr. Detroit, Mich.
C Ryan Pugh Auburn 6-4 297 Sr. Hoover, Ala.
Second-Team Defense
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Pernell McPhee Mississippi State 6-4 285 Sr. Pahokee, Fla.
DL Drake Nevis LSU 6-1 292 Sr. Marrero, La.
DL *DeQuin Evans Kentucky 6-3 256 Sr. Long Beach, Calif.
DL *Chris Walker Tennessee 6-3 245 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
DL *Ladi Ajiboye South Carolina 6-2 278 Sr. Riverdale, Ga.
LB Jerry Franklin Arkansas 6-1 241 Jr. Marion, Ark.
LB A.J. Jones Florida 6-1 226 Sr. Tampa, Fla.
LB Craig Stevens Auburn 6-3 229 Sr. Tallahassee, Fla.
LB K.J. Wright Mississippi State 6-4 250 Sr. Olive Branch, Miss.
DB Ahmad Black Florida 5-9 189 Sr. Lakeland, Fla.
DB Chris Culliver South Carolina 6-1 197 Sr. Garner, N.C.
DB Will Hill Florida 6-1 204 Jr. West Orange, N.J.
DB Neiko Thorpe Auburn 6-2 186 Jr. Tucker, Ga.
Second-Team Specialists
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Caleb Sturgis Florida 5-10 192 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.
P Chas Henry Florida 6-3 222 Jr. Dallas, Ga.
RS Brandon Boykin Georgia 5-10 183 Jr. Fayetteville, Ga.
AP Chris Rainey Florida 5-9 176 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.