COLUMBIA, S.C. – Five South Carolina Gamecocks were named to the 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released on Monday afternoon. Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles earned first-team accolades with sophomore tailback Mike Davis, junior spur Sharrod Golightly and junior cornerback Victor Hampton receiving second-team honors.
Clowney, a 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award semifinalist, earned All-SEC accolades for a third straight season. He finished the regular season with 10.5 tackles for loss and had 35 tackles on the year to go along with a forced fumble, a pair of pass breakups, three sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Quarles, one of four captains, was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 as well as a team-high 9.5 sacks. Quarles enters the 2014 Capital One Bowl with 36 tackles, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries.
Davis, a 2013 Doak Walker Award semifinalist, averaged 134.2 all-purpose yards a game, fourth highest in the league. Davis carried 194 times for 1,134 yards including 11 touchdown and averaged 5.8 yards per carry. Davis’ rushing total is currently the fourth highest single-season total in South Carolina history. Davis has logged seven 100-yard games this year in 10 starts and 11 games played.
Hampton tallied three interceptions in the South Carolina secondary and broke up nine passes. He also came up with 45 tackles on the year including 4.0 for a loss. He picked up SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Mississippi State when he logged eight tackles, including six solo stops, forced and recovered a fumble and was credited with three pass breakups.
Golightly started all 12 games at the Spur position and added 44 tackles as well with 6.0 for loss, four pass breakups, a pair of fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks.
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr.
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M, 6-5, 225, So.
L Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr.
L Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr.
L Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.
L t-Justin Britt, Missouri, 6-6, 315, Sr.
L t-Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 320, So.
L t-Anthony Steen, Alabama, 6-3, 309, Sr.
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 210, So.
RB u-Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr.
RB Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So.
K Marshall Morgan, Georgia, 6-3, 200, So.
All-Purpose Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 6-0, 193, Jr.
E u-Michael Sam, Missouri, 6-2, 255, Sr.
E Dee Ford, Auburn, 6-2, 240, Sr.
T Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina, 6-4, 298, Jr.
E t-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 274, Jr.
E t-Kony Ealy, Missouri, 6-5, 275, Jr.
LB u-C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Sr.
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 232, Jr.
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr.
CB E.J. Gaines, Missouri, 5-11, 195, Sr.
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 192, Fr.
S Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.
S Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr.
P Cody Mandell, Alabama, 6-3, 213, Sr.
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU, 6-1, 195, Jr.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, 6-6, 225, So.
L Ja’Waun James, Tennessee, 6-6, 316, Sr.
L t-Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr.
L t-Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 327, Jr.
L t-Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 315, Fr.
L t-Trai Turner, LSU, 6-3, 316, So.
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 297, Jr.
TE t-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 217, Fr.
TE t-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-6, 250, Fr.
TE t-C.J. Uzomah, Auburn, 6-4, 258, Jr.
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 208, Sr.
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, 6-2, 218, So.
RB t-Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 232, So.
RB t-Mike Davis, South Carolina, 5-9, 215, So.
K Zach Hocker, Arkansas, 6-0, 191, Sr.
All-Purpose Christion Jones, Alabama, 5-11, 185, Jr.
E Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 252, Jr.
T Anthony Johnson, LSU, 6-3, 294, Jr.
E Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, 6-3, 266, So.
LB Avery Williamson, Kentucky, 6-1, 238, Sr.
LB t-Lamin Barrow, LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr.
LB t-Serderius Bryant, Mississppi, 5-9, 215, Jr.
LB t-Trey DePriest, Alabama, 6-2, 245, Jr.
LB t-Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina, 5-10, 195, Jr.
LB t-Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 207, So.
LB t-Andrew Wilson, Missouri, 6-3, 240, So.
CB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 186, Sr.
CB t-Chris Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 200, Sr.
CB t-Victor Hampton, South Carolina, 5-10, 202, Jr.
CB t-Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, 6-0, 190, Jr.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, 6-1, 208, Jr.
S Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 215, So.
P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 205, So.
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, 6-1, 210, Jr.; AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, 6-4, 214, Sr.; Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU, 6-5, 235, Sr.
Steven Clark, P, Auburn, 6-5, 230, Sr.; Ego Ferguson, T, LSU, 6-3, 309, Jr.; Markus Golden, E, Missouri, 6-3, 260, Jr.; Brandon Ivory, T, Alabama, 6-4, 310, Jr.; Chris Jones, T, Mississippi St., 6-5, 305, Fr.; Craig Loston, S, LSU, 6-2, 209, Sr.; Michael Palardy, P, Tennessee, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama, 6-0, 210, Jr.; Robenson Therezie, S, Auburn, 5-9, 204, Jr.; Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi St., 6-1, 205, Sr.; Gabe Wright, T, Auburn, 6-3, 296, Jr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tre Mason, Auburn
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michael Sam, Missouri
COACH OF THE YEAR
Gus Malzahn, Auburn
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Alex Collins, Arkansas
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Manziel first string QB? That’s bullshit.
JD better slow it down. He got a ticket recently for doing 110 mph in a Chrysler 300 with Walmart tires. Does he have any idea that his plastic car with Walmart tires could end his life going 110 mph down a pothole filled road like I-77?
How did he get that car, mama working overtime at Frito Lay?
Did Clowney really have 1st team SEC numbers this year? What did he end up with… 20 tackles and 4 sacks?
You talkin about just the Clemson game, right???
No, the 2013 season. Are my numbers off by much?
Clowney did just fine, except by the idiot talking heads like Teddy Heffner and K-Mac.
The NFL GMs love him. That’s what matters at this point.
“just fine”, I think that’s the feel good response from teachers to idiots who try their hardest and pass a class with a D.
Interesting, the best quarterback in USC history isn’t even this year’s 3rd best quarterback in the conference.
And Tajh couldn’t even start on any SEC team……yet he’s the best in Clemson history…Go figure…
Good comeback… you get that one from your grandma?
High Five Squish. It’s cold, wrap yourself up in all your Tiger gear. You say you are not a Clem5son fan, but we know. We know your type. The worst kind of “fan.” Bitter little kitty. You will say anything you can think of, but you can’t escape reality: Your beloved team lost to the real USC again.
You have the small IQ of most Clem5son fans, but let’s see if you can figure this one out without me pointing it out for you. Who’s missing?: Jameis Winston, Tre Mason, AJ McCarron, Andre Williams, Jordan Lynch, and Johnny Manziel.
It’s hilarious seeing little effeminate, hand-wringers like FITS, just pee-peeing their panties over a speeding ticket…
Yall all talk bad, but you become so verklempt over so little, I have to believe most of you were protected little sissy-boys, under mommies and daddies cushy insulation…
Speaking of cocks: Your mama is like a chicken coop. Cocks fly in and out all day.
I’m still ambivalent about these kinds of “best of” lists. I saw some awesome defensive players on the Gamecock squad this year that aren’t even mentioned on the AP list. Nobody mentions the Carolina offensive line, which was much better than last year’s squad, and it was very good, and will be even better next year.
Given the opportunity … Auburn Tigers would pluck the USC Chickens.