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Four Missouri Tigers on Preseason Coaches All-SEC Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2012) – Defending national champion Alabama and defending Southeastern Conference champion LSU each have 11 players named to the 2012 Southeastern Conference pre-season Coaches All-SEC Team, the league announced Thursday.

The Tigers have a league-high seven players named to the first-team, three on the second-team and one on the third-team.  The Crimson Tide have four players selected to the first-team, four on the second-team and three on the third-team.

Arkansas is third with 10 total players selected, four on the first-team and three on each of the second and third teams.

This marks the ninth straight year of the SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Team.  The team is announced each year in advance of the SEC Football Media Days.  This year, the event will be held next Tuesday through Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

12 of the 14 SEC Schools had a representative on the first-team and every school had at least two players named to one of the three units.

There are nine first-team pre-season selections that were on last year's first-team coaches All-SEC post-season team.  Those include:  OL Barrett Jones (Alabama); OL Alex Hurst (LSU); QB Tyler Wilson (Arkansas); DL Sam Montgomery (LSU); DL Corey Lemonier (Auburn); LB Jarvis Jones (Georgia); DB Tyrann Mathieu (LSU); DB Bacarri Rambo (Georgia); and, PK Caleb Sturgis (Florida).

The All-SEC first-team squad had 12 seniors and 16 underclassmen, including 14 juniors and two sophomores.   The second-team had 17 seniors, 10 juniors and one sophomore.  The third-team had 16 seniors, 12 juniors and three sophomores.

Among last year's SEC national award recipients on this year's team are Alabama center Barrett Jones, the 2011 Outland Trophy recipient and LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, the 2011 Bednarik Award winner.  Jones, Mathieu, LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery, Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Georgia defensive back Bacarri Rambo, LSU punter Brad Wing and Florida placekicker Caleb Sturgis were first-team All-Americans last season and are on this season's pre-season coaches All-SEC Team.  South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a first-team Freshman All-America last season.

The 2012 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below:

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB           Tyler Wilson           Arkansas              6-3          220        Sr.         Greenwood, Ark.

RB           Marcus Lattimore      South Carolina      6-0          218         Jr.            Duncan, S.C.

RB           Knile Davis    Arkansas           6-0          226         Jr.            Missouri City, Texas

WR          Da'Rick Rogers    Tennessee     6-3          215         Jr.            Calhoun, Ga.

WR          *Cobi Hamilton  Arkansas     6-3          209         Sr.           Texarkana, Texas

WR          *Ryan Swope    Texas A&M            6-0          206         Sr.           Austin, Texas

TE            Philip Lutzenkirchen     Auburn        6-5          256         Sr.           Marietta, Ga.

OL           Alex Hurst         LSU                     6-6          340         Sr.           Bartlett, Tenn.

OL           Luke Joeckel      Texas A&M            6-6          310         Jr.            Arlington, Texas

OL           D.J. Fluker          Alabama                 6-6          335         Jr.            Foley, Ala.

OL           Larry Warford      Kentucky               6-3          343         Sr.           Richmond, Ky.

C              Barrett Jones     Alabama                 6-5          311         Sr.           Germantown, Tenn.

Second-Team

QB           Aaron Murray    Georgia                  6-1          211         Jr.            Tampa, Fla.

RB           Eddie Lacy         Alabama                 6-0          220         Jr.            Geismar, La.

RB           Zac Stacy           Vanderbilt             5-9          210         Sr.           Centreville, Ala.

WR          Justin Hunter     Tennessee             6-4          200         Jr.            Virginia Beach, Va.

WR          *Emory Blake     Auburn                  6-2          197         Sr.           Austin, Texas

WR          *Odell Beckham, Jr.   LSU               5-11        183         So.           New Orleans, La.

WR          *La'Rod King      Kentucky               6-4          222         Sr.           Radcliff, Ky.

TE            Chris Gragg     Arkansas             6-3          236         Sr.           Warren, Ark.

OL           Alvin Bailey     Arkansas             6-5          312         Jr.            Broken Arrow, Okla.

OL           Chance Warmack    Alabama                 6-3          320         Sr.           Atlanta, Ga.

OL           Chris Faulk       LSU                         6-6          325         Jr.            Slidell, La.

OL           Gabe Jackson   Miss. State             6-4          320         Jr.            Liberty, Miss.

C              T.J. Johnson    South Carolina      6-6          319         Sr.           Aynor, S.C.

Third-Team

QB           A.J. McCarron     Alabama                 6-4          205         Jr.            Mobile, Ala.

RB           Spencer Ware     LSU                         5-11        223         Jr.            Cincinnati, Ohio

RB           Christine Michael      Texas A&M            5-11        220         Sr.           Beaumont, Texas

WR          Malcolm Mitchell      Georgia                  6-1          184         So.           Valdosta, Ga.

WR          T.J. Moe            Missouri                 6-0          200         Sr.           O'Fallon, Mo.

TE            Michael Williams     Alabama                 6-6          269         Sr.           Reform, Ala.

OL           Jake Matthews     Texas A&M            6-5          305         Jr.            Missouri City, Texas

OL           Dallas Thomas      Tennessee             6-5          305         Sr.           Baton Rouge, La.

OL           Xavier Nixon          Florida                    6-6          309         Sr.           Fayetteville, N.C.

OL           Elvis Fisher      Missouri                 6-5          295         Sr.           St. Petersburg, Fla.

C              Travis Swanson     Arkansas         6-5          305         Jr.            Kingwood, Texas

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL           Jadeveon Clowney    South Carolina      6-6          256         So.           Rock Hill, S.C.

DL           Sam Montgomery      LSU                       6-4          245         Jr.            Greenwood, S.C.

DL           Corey Lemonier         Auburn                  6-4          240         Jr.            Hialeah, Fla.

DL           Barkevious Mingo       LSU                      6-5          240         Jr.            West Monroe, La.

ILB           *C.J. Mosley             Alabama                 6-2          234         Jr.            Theodore, Ala.

ILB           *Nico Johnson          Alabama                 6-3          245         Sr.           Andalusia, Ala.

OLB         Jarvis Jones              Georgia                  6-3          241         Jr.            Columbus, Ga.

OLB         Sean Porter              Texas A&M            6-2          230         Sr.           Schertz, Texas

DB           Tyrann Mathieu         LSU                       5-9          175         Jr.            New Orleans, La.

DB           Bacarri Rambo          Georgia                 6-0          218         Sr.           Donalsonville, Ga.

DB           Eric Reid                   LSU                         6-2          208         Jr.            Geismar, La.

DB           Johnthan Banks       Miss. State             6-2          185         Sr.           Maben, Miss.

Second-Team

DL           John Jenkins              Georgia                  6-3          351         Sr.           Meriden, Conn.

DL           Devin Taylor               South Carolina      6-8          267         Sr.           Beaufort, S.C.

DL           Jesse Williams           Alabama              6-4          319         Sr.           Brisbane, Australia

DL           Sharrif Floyd              Florida                    6-3          305         Jr.            Philadelphia, Pa.

ILB           Jon Bostic                 Florida                    6-1          243         Sr.           Wellington, Fla.

OLB         Alonzo Highsmith     Arkansas       6-1          233         Sr.         Missouri City, Texas

OLB         DeVonte Holloman     South Carolina      6-2          241         Sr.           Charlotte, N.C.

DB           Robert Lester           Alabama                 6-2          210         Sr.           Foley, Ala.

DB           D.J. Swearinger        South Carolina      6-0          210         Sr.           Greenwood, S.C.

DB           Prentiss Waggner     Tennessee             6-2          185         Sr.           Clinton, La.

DB           Matt Elam        Florida                5-10        210         Jr.            Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

 

Third-Team

DL           Josh Boyd              Miss. State             6-3          300         Sr.           Philadelphia, Miss.

DL           *Dominique Easley   Florida                 6-2          286         Jr.            Staten Island, N.Y.

DL           *Abry Jones         Georgia                  6-3          309         Sr.           Warner Robins, Ga.

DL           *Damontre Moore   Texas A&M            6-4          250         Jr.            Rowlett, Texas

DL           *Rob Lohr                  Vanderbilt             6-4          290         Sr.           Phoenixville, Pa.

ILB           *Alec Ogletree          Georgia                  6-3          236         Jr.            Newnan, Ga.

ILB           *Daren Bates            Auburn                  5-11        211         Sr.           Memphis, Tenn.

ILB           *Jelani Jenkins          Florida                    6-0          233         Jr.            Olney, Md.

OLB         Zaviar Gooden        Missouri           6-2          230         Sr.           Pflugerville, Texas

OLB         A.J. Johnson            Tennessee             6-3          245         So.           Gainesville, Ga.

DB           Dee Milliner              Alabama                 6-1          196         Jr.            Millbrook, Ala.

DB           Charles Sawyer       Ole Miss                 5-11        175         Jr.            Miami, Fla.

DB           Akeem Auguste       South Carolina      5-9          188         Sr.           Hollywood, Fla.

DB           *E.J. Gaines           Missouri                 5-10        190         Jr.      Independence, Mo.

DB           *Sanders Commings     Georgia                  6-2          217         Sr.           Augusta, Ga.

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P              Brad Wing         LSU                         6-3          184         So.           Melbourne, Australia

PK           Caleb Sturgis      Florida                    5-11        187         Sr.           St. Augustine, Fla.

RS            Tyrann Mathieu         LSU                  5-9          175         Jr.            New Orleans, La.

AP           Dennis Johnson     Arkansas            6-0          180         Jr.            Texarkana, Ark.

Second-Team

P              Steven Clark        Auburn                  6-5          235         Jr.            Kansas City, Mo.

PK           Drew Alleman       LSU                         5-11        183         Sr.           Lafayette, La.

RS            Andre Debose       Florida                    5-11        186         Jr.            Sanford, Fla.

AP           Johnthan Banks      Miss. State             6-2          185         Sr.           Maben, Miss.

Third-Team

P              *Dylan Breeding       Arkansas                6-1          211         Sr.           Hoover, Ala

P              *Tyler Campbell        Ole Miss                 6-2          220         Sr.           Little Rock, Ark.

PK           Zach Hocker            Arkansas            6-0          180         Jr.            Russellville, Ark.

RS            Dustin Harris           Texas A&M            6-0          175         Sr.           Livingston, Texas

AP           Bruce Ellington       South Carolina      5-9          197         So.         Moncks Corner, S.C.

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