Tigers, Tide Lead Way on Coaches’ All-SEC Teams

LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (7) celebrates teammate Eric Reid’s interception of a pass meant for Alabama tight end Michael Williams. The play essentially saved the game for the Tigers, who eventually won 9-6. PHOTO BY MARK ALMOND/THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS.

The defending SEC champion LSU Tigers had a league high seven players named to the preseason All-SEC team and tied Alabama for the most overall All-SEC selections with 11. Listed below are the LSU and Alabama players named to each team, and then a breakdown of each team’s representatives on the list.

OFFENSE

First-Team

OL Alex Hurst, LSU, 6-6, 340, Sr., Bartlett, Tenn.
OL D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr., Foley, Ala.
C Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 311, Sr., Germantown, Tenn.

Second-Team

RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama, 6-0, 220, Jr., Geismar, La.
WR *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 5-11, 183, So., New Orleans, La.
OL Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr., Atlanta, Ga.
OL Chris Faulk, LSU, 6-6, 325, Jr., Slidell, La.

Third-Team

QB A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 6-4, 205, Jr., Mobile, Ala.
RB Spencer Ware, LSU, 5-11, 223, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio
TE Michael Williams, Alabama, 6-6, 269, Sr., Reform, Ala.

DEFENSE

First-Team
DL Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-4, 245, Jr., Greenwood, S.C.
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.
DB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 5-9, 175, Jr., New Orleans, La.
DB Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 208, Jr., Geismar, La.

Second-Team

DL Jesse Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 319, Sr., Brisbane, Australia
DB Robert Lester, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr., Foley, Ala.

Third-Team

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

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

Brad Wing, LSU, 6-3, 184, So., Melbourne, Australia
RS Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 5-9, 175, Jr., New Orleans, La.

Second-Team

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

Third-Team

None

* Ties were not broken.

 

TEAM BREAKDOWN

1. LSU 11 (7 first team)

2. Alabama 11 (4)

3. Arkansas 10 (4)

4t. Georgia 8 (2)

4t. South Carolina 8 (2)

6. Florida 8 (1)

7. Texas A&M 7 (3)

8. Auburn 5 (2)

9. Tennessee 5 (1)

10. Miss. St. 4 (1)

11. Missouri 4 (0)

12. Kentucky 2 (1)

13t. Ole Miss 2 (0)

13t. Vanderbilt 2 (0)

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Feature photo of Mingo tackling Richardson by Kevin C. Cox.

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