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Preseason All-SEC Teams Released

University of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray didn’t win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Nor did he guide his team to a second straight national championship. Still, Murray beat out defending Heisman winner Johnny Manzeil and two-time defending national champion A.J. McCarron as the Southeastern Conference’s top quarterback, according to a…

University of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray didn’t win the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Nor did he guide his team to a second straight national championship.

Still, Murray beat out defending Heisman winner Johnny Manzeil and two-time defending national champion A.J. McCarron as the Southeastern Conference’s top quarterback, according to a list of All-SEC teams compiled by the conference’s coaches. Murray was one of three Georgia Bulldogs on the All-SEC first team offense (running back Todd Gurley and tight end Arthur Lynch were the others) – and to his credit he did lead the league a year ago in passing yards (3,893) and touchdowns (36).

Manziel is a second-team All-SEC preseason pick, while McCarron was a third-team selection. All three are leading Heisman Trophy candidates …

Anchoring the first-team All-SEC defense? Another Heisman Trophy frontrunner – University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who set school records in sacks and tackles for loss last year.

Here’s the entire 2013 preseason All-SEC team …

OFFENSE

First-Team
QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas

Second-Team
QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
RB – Tre Mason, Auburn
WR – Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR – Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
TE – Rory Anderson, South Carolina
OL – Anthony Steen, Alabama
OL – Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee
OL – Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt
OL – *A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL – *Chris Burnette, Georgia
OL – *Zach Fulton, Tennessee
OL – *Jon Halapio, Florida
C – Reese Dismukes, Auburn

Third-Team
QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB – Alfred Blue, LSU
RB – Keith Marshall, Georgia
WR – *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
WR – *Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR – *Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
TE – *Brian Vogler, Alabama
TE – *C.J. Uzomah, Auburn
OL – La’el Collins, LSU
OL – David Hurd, Arkansas
OL – Justin Britt, Missouri
OL – Aaron Morris, Ole Miss
C – James Stone, Tennessee

DEFENSE

First-Team
DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL – Dominique Easley, Florida
DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas
LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama
LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DB – Craig Loston, LSU
DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

Second-Team
DL – Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
DL – Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
DL – *Ed Stinson, Alabama
DL – *Xzavier Dickson, Alabama
DL – *Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
LB – Lamin Barrow, LSU
LB – Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
LB – Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
DB – Damian Swann, Georgia
DB – Marcus Roberson, Florida
DB – E.J. Gaines, Missouri
DB – Deion Belue, Alabama

Third-Team
DL – *Dee Ford, Auburn
DL – *C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss
DL – *Ronald Powell, Florida
DL – *Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
DL – *Denico Autry, Mississippi State
LB – Avery Williamson, Kentucky
LB – Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
LB – *Ronald Powell, Florida
LB – *Trey DePriest, Alabama
DB – Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M
DB – Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
DB – Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
DB – Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss

SPECIALISTS

First-Team
PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

Second-Team
PK – Cody Parkey, Auburn
P – *Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss
P – *Cody Mandell, Alabama
P – *Steven Clark, Auburn
RS – Marcus Murphy, Missouri
AP – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

Third-Team
PK – *Andrew Baggett, Missouri
PK – *Zach Hocker, Arkansas
P – Michael Palardy, Tennessee
RS – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
AP – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State

*Denotes a tie

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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5 comments

Squishy123 August 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Wow, USC sure doesn’t have many players on those teams. Two 1st round, Three 2nd round, and one 3rd round. Bruce Ellington represents two of the six picks.

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Dabo is Spurrier's Bitch August 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Squishy Wish not worth a Pissy talking about a team sport by putting down the total pickys. tisk tisk tisky

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hmm August 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Wow, was USC’s back up QB, or 3rd string running back along with Ellington (the starting point guard in basketball) on any of the last 2 years pre-season teams when they whipped that tater ass the last 2 years (even though they actually won the last 4)? Tater fans are idiots.

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9" August 23, 2013 at 1:20 am

I’ll be going to SEC football games,this year,and need advice.How many of those guys are good looking and white(just a love thang)? I can’t ask,Jim.He’s the jealous type.

I knocked a few off the list,by their names…

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Jim August 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

More than a few,boner boy.

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