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Trio of Aggies Receive Preseason All-SEC Honors

July 18, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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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).

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