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December 6, 2010

Associated Press names three Tide plays All-SEC

The University of Alabama football team had eight players selected to the Associated Press's 2010 Postseason All-SEC Team on Monday, with junior safety Mark Barron, sophomore offensive lineman Barrett Jones and junior wide receiver Julio Jones named first-team.

Second-team selections were junior defensive lineman Marcell Dareus, sophomore linebacker Dont'a Hightower, sophomore safety Robert Lester, senior tackle James Carpenter and junior running back Mark Ingram.

Here's the 2010 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team (u-unanimous selection)

AP SEC Individual Awards
SEC Player of the Year - Cam Newton, Auburn
SEC Defensive Player of the Year - Nick Fairley, Auburn
SEC Coach Of The Year - Gene Chizik, Auburn
SEC Freshman Of The Year - Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

All-SEC First Team Offense
WR : Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, 6-4, 233, So.
WR : Julio Jones, Alabama, 6-4, 220, Jr.
L : u-Lee Ziemba, Auburn, 6-8, 319, Sr.
L : Derek Sherrod, Mississippi St., 6-6, 305, Sr.
L : Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-4, 301, So.
L : DeMarcus Love, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.
C : Ryan Pugh, Auburn, 6-4, 297, Sr.
TE : u-D.J. Williams, Arkansas, 6-2, 251, Sr.
QB : u-Cam Newton, Auburn, 6-6, 250, Jr.
RB : u-Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Fr.
RB : Knile Davis, Arkansas, 6-0, 220, So.
K : u-Josh Jasper, LSU, 5-11, 171, Sr.

All-Purpose : Randall Cobb, Kentucky, 5-11, 186, Jr.

All-SEC First Team Defense
T : u-Nick Fairley, Auburn, 6-5, 298, Jr.
T : u-Drake Nevis, LSU, 6-2, 285, Sr.
E : Devin Taylor, South Carolina, 6-7, 249, So.
E/OLB : Justin Houston, Georgia, 6-3, 258, Jr.
LB : Kelvin Sheppard, LSU, 6-3, 240, Sr.
LB : Chris White, Mississippi St., 6-4, 245, Sr.
LB : Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, 6-1, 223, Jr.
CB : u-Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.
CB : Janoris Jenkins, Florida, 5-11, 184, Jr.
S : Ahmad Black, Florida, 5-9, 190, Sr.
S : Mark Barron, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Jr.
P : Chas Henry, Florida, 6-3, 215, Sr.

All-SEC Second Team Offense
WR : Randall Cobb, Kentucky, 5-11, 186, Jr.
WR : A.J. Green, Georgia, 6-4, 212, Jr.
L : Byron Isom, Auburn, 6-3, 302, Sr.
L : Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 329, So.
L : Joseph Barksdale, LSU, 6-6, 318, Sr.
L : Clint Boling, Georgia, 6-5, 315, Sr.
L : James Carpenter, Alabama, 6-5, 300, Sr.
L : Bradley Sowell, Mississippi, 6-7, 315, Jr.
C : Mike Pouncey, Florida, 6-4, 310, Sr.
TE : Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 245, Jr.
QB : Ryan Mallett, Arkansas, 6-6, 238, Jr.
RB : Stevan Ridley, LSU, 6-0, 226, Jr.
RB : Mark Ingram, Alabama, 5-10, 215, Jr.
K : Blair Walsh, Georgia, 5-10, 183, Jr.

All-Purpose : Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.

All-SEC Second Team Defense
T : Marcell Dareus, Alabama, 6-4, 306, Jr.
T : Malik Jackson, Tennessee, 6-5, 265, Jr.
E : Jake Bequette, Arkansas, 6-5, 271, Jr.
E : Antoine Carter, Auburn, 6-4, 256, Sr.
LB : Josh Bynes, Auburn, 6-2, 235, Sr.
LB : Akeem Dent, Georgia, 6-2, 233, Sr.
LB : Dont'a Hightower, Alabama, 6-4, 260, So.
CB : Morris Claiborne, LSU, 6-0, 177, So.
CB : Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 6-1, 189, So.
CB : Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, 5-11, 188, Jr.
CB : Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee, 6-1, 181, So.
S : Robert Lester, Alabama, 6-2, 206, So.
S : Tramain Thomas, Arkansas, 6-0, 198, Jr.
P : Tyler Campbell, Mississippi, 6-2, 210, So.

All-SEC Honorable Mention
Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi St., 5-11, 215, Jr.
Brandon Bolden, RB, Mississippi, 5-11, 215, Jr.
Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama, 6-3, 225, Sr.
Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee, 5-11, 213, Jr.;
William Vlachos, C, Alabama, 6-1, 289, Jr.
Jonathan Cornell, LB, Mississippi, 6-1, 235, Sr.
Zac Etheridge, S, Auburn, 6-0, 213, Sr.

Tide holds team banquet

Julio Jones was named the Crimson Tide's most valuable player during the team banquet Sunday night at The Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham.

Players also selected as this year's team captains Barron, Hightower and Greg McElroy.

Here are all the team awards for the 2010 season:
Iron Man Award: Dee Milliner, Josh Chapman, Courtney Upshaw, and Michael Williams
Commitment to Academic Excellence Award: Mark Ingram, Barrett Jones, Brad Smelley, Trent Richardson, Cade Foster, and Julio Jones
Outstanding Senior Scholar: Greg McElroy and Drew Bullard
Unsung Hero Award: Dre Kirkpatrick, Earl Alexander, Chavis Williams, and DeQuan Menzie
Outstanding Defensive Performer Award: Mark Barron and Donta Hightower
Up-Front Award: Marcell Dareus and Courtney Upshaw; and from the offense Barrett Jones and William Vlachos
Most Inspiring Player: Mark Barron
Defensive Achievement Award: Robert Lester, C.J. Mosley, and Josh Chapman
Offensive Achievement Award: Chance Warmack, Marquis Maze, and Trent Richardson
President's Award: Nick Gentry, Luther Davis, Darius Hanks and James Carpenter
Special Teams Award: Brandon Gibson, Will Lowery, and Trent Richardson
Defensive Player of the Year: Dont'a Hightower and Mark Barron
Offensive Player of the Year: Greg McElroy and Mark Ingram
Pat Trammell Award: Preston Dial and David Ross
Jefferson County Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award: Jeremiah Castille
Most Valuable Player: Julio Jones
Captain Awards: Mark Barron, Dont'a Hightower, and Greg McElroy

Awards rundown

McElroy will find out if he's the winner of either the William Campbell Trophy (scholar-athlete of the year award, formerly known as the Draddy Trophy), or the Wuerffel Trophy (community service with outstanding achievement) as both will be awarded Tuesday.

He's also up for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup (best role model), which won't be awarded until Jan. 25.

Elsewhere, Oregon's Chip Kelly was named FWAA Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year winner. Nick Saban won the award in 2008.

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has won the annual Broyles Award given to the nation's top college assistant coach. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart won last year.

Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien was named the winner of the Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation's top senior quarterback on Monday. He led the nation in completion percentage (74.3) and ranked fourth in quarterback rating (169.8). McElroy was a top 10 candidate.


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