Mizzou nets two on Coaches All-SEC First Team, four overall
From the University of Missouri
keep pouring in for Missouri Tiger football players, as four standouts
have earned All-SEC designation by league coaches, as announced today by
the Southeastern Conference office. Senior DE Michael
Sam and senior CB E.J. Gaines were named to the first team, while senior
LT Justin Britt and junior TB/KR Marcus Murphy (All-Purpose) gained
led the SEC in both quarterback sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss
(18.0), ranking in the top-10 nationally
in both categories. Gaines led the Tigers with four interceptions and
ranked third in tackles with 68, despite missing a pair of games midway
through the season with a leg injury.
was an anchor for an offensive line which paved the way for the Tiger
offense to be one of the most improved
in the nation in 2013. Murphy was chosen as an all-purpose back for his
stellar work in the return game, as he averaged 22.1 yards per kickoff
return and 5.6 yards per punt return.
is off from practice this week as they focus
on final examinations. The team will begin bowl preparations next week
as they work to ready themselves for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl
Classic, set for Jan. 3rd
in Arlington, Texas against Oklahoma State. For more information about
the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, please visit the official site of
the Cotton Bowl, at www.attcottonbowl.com.
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COACHES TEAM SELECTIONS FIRST TEAM
E.J. Gaines CB Sr. 5-11 195
Michael Sam DE Sr. 6-2 255
Justin Britt OL Sr. 6-6 315
Marcus Murphy AP Jr. 5-9 195 DeSoto,
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