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Claiborne selected to SEC All-Freshman Team

December 12, 2013
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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BIRMINGHAM – Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league office announced today.

The Port Allen, La., native was the only Aggie on the list, voted on by the SEC’s 14 head coaches, who were not able to vote for their own players.

Claiborne led the Texas A&M defense this season with 89 total tackles and 29 solo stops, including a team-best seven tackles for loss. His 89 hits rank seventh in the SEC and No. 1 among league freshmen.

Arkansas, Ole Miss and South Carolina each placed a league-leading four members on the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team , while Florida had three members. Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on Wednesday was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year. Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves on Tuesday was named to the All-SEC First Team.

The entire team is listed below.

2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team



TE -  Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL -  Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

        Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt

        Alex Kozan, Auburn

        Denver Kirkland, Arkansas

C -   Jon Toth, Kentucky

WR -  Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

          Marques North, Tennessee

QB –  Maty Mauk, Missouri

RB –  Alex Collins, Arkansas

         Kelvin Taylor, Florida

AP -   Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina


DL -  Chris Jones, Mississippi State

        A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

        Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

        Darius Philon, Arkansas

LB -  Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M

        Leonard Floyd, Georgia

        Skai Moore, South Carolina 


DB - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

         Tony Conner, Ole Miss

         Tre'Davious White, LSU

         Cameron Sutton, Tennessee     


PK -  Elliott Fry, South Carolina

P -  Johnny Townsend, Florida  

RS –  Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

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