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Trio of Aggies Receive Preseason All-SEC Honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A trio of Aggies earned Preseason All-SEC accolades and the Texas A&M football team was picked second in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, the league office announced Thursday.

Sophomore quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel joined senior All-American offensive lineman Jake Matthews on the first-team offense. Meanwhile, sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans represented Texas A&M on the second-team offense.

As a team the Aggies received 1,333 total points and 11 first-place votes in the SEC Western Division to finish a slot behind defending national champion Alabama (1,681 total / 225 first-place votes) and ahead of LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State and Arkansas.

Georgia (1,570 total / 149 first-place votes), edged South Carolina (1,474 total / 75 first-place votes) to garner the top pre-season spot in the Eastern Division, followed by Florida, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky, respectively.

 

2013 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

(243 voters – most voters in SEC Media Days history / * – Ties)

 

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)

RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)

RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)

WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)

WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)

TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)

OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)

OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)

OL – Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)

OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)

C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

 

Second-Team

QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)

RB – Tre Mason, Auburn (15)

RB  – *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)

RB – *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)

WR – Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)

WR – Mike Evans,  Texas A&M (33)

TE – Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)

OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)

OL – Jon Halapio, Florida (51)

OL – Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)

OL – Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee (50)

C – Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

 

Third-Team

QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)

RB – *Matt Jones, Florida (5)

RB – *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)

RB – *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)

WR – Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)

WR – Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)

TE – Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)

OL – La’el Collins, LSU (37)

OL – Josh Williford, LSU (30)

OL – Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)

OL – *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)

OL – *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)

C – *James Stone, Tennessee (30)

C – *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

 

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)

DL – Dominique Easley, Florida (162)

DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)

DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)

LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)

LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)

LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)

DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)

DB – Craig Loston, LSU (135)

DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)

DB – Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

 

Second-Team

DL – Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)

DL – Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)

DL – Dee Ford, Auburn (38)

DL – Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)

LB – Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)

LB – Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)

LB – Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)

DB – Damian Swann, Georgia (70)

DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)

DB – Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)

DB – Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

 

Third-Team

DL – Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)

DL – Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)

DL – Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)

DL – C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)

LB – Ronald Powell, Florida (24)

LB – Tahj Jones, LSU (20)

LB – *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)

LB – *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)

DB – E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)

DB – Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)

DB – Jalen Mills, LSU (22)

DB – Chris Davis, Auburn (20)

 

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P – Kyle Christy, Florida (108)

PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)

RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)

AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

 

Second-Team

P – Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)

PK – Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)

RS – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)

AP – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

 

Third-Team

P – Steven Clark, Auburn (33)

PK – Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)

RS – Andre Debose, Florida (53)

AP – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

 

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama – 182

Georgia – 38

South Carolina – 18

Texas A&M – 4

LSU – 1

 

EASTERN DIVISION

Georgia (149) – 1570

South Carolina (75) – 1474

Florida (19) – 1300

Vanderbilt – 858

Tennessee – 694

Missouri – 577

Kentucky – 331

 

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (225) – 1681

Texas A&M (11) – 1333

LSU (7) – 1324

Ole Miss – 883

Auburn – 579

Mississippi State – 516

Arkansas – 488

 

NOTES:

* – Official attendance at 2013 SEC Media Days is 1,239, a new high for the event. The previous high was 1,085 in 2012.

* – 243 voters Is an all-time high for SEC media days.  The previous high was 222 voters in 2012.

* – The top two vote-getters were defensive players: C.J. Mosley, Alabama and Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina.

* – Since 2000, Arkansas’ Darren McFadden is the only unanimous selection to the SEC Media Days Team, collecting all 80 votes.

* – Alabama had the most first-team selections this season with 7.  Since 1992, the most players on a first-team were 9 by Alabama in 2011 and 8 by Alabama (2010) and Florida (2009).

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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