It's a sweep: No 1. Alabama cleans up on AP All-SEC team
ATLANTA (AP) No. 1 Alabama swept the awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team announced Thursday.
Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was picked as the offensive player of the year, as well as the newcomer of the year. Jonathan Allen took the honor for the top defensive player. Nick Saban was the choice for coach of the year after guiding the Crimson Tide (13-0) to a 54-16 victory over Florida for the SEC title and its third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff.
Alabama will meet Washington (12-1) in the semifinals at the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The Crimson Tide is the defending national champion and will be seeking its fifth title in nine years under Saban.
The 2016 AP All-SEC team, with players listed by name, school, height, weight, class and hometown (u-denotes unanimous selections):
Quarterback - Jalen Hurts, Alabama, 6-2, 209, Fr., Channelview, Texas.
Running backs - Derrius Guice, LSU, 5-11, 222, So., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kamryn Pettway, Auburn, 6-0, 240, So., Montgomery, Alabama; Rawleigh Williams III, Arkansas, 5-10, 225, So., Dallas, Texas.
Tackles - u-Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr., Monroe, Louisiana; Dan Skipper, Arkansas, 6-10, 322, Sr., Arvada, Colorado.
Guards - Braden Smith, Auburn, 6-6, 300, Jr., Olathe, Kansas; Alex Kozan, Auburn, 6-4, 310, Sr., Castle Rock, Colorado.
Centers - Ethan Pocic, LSU, 6-7, 309, Lemont, Illinois; Jon Toth, Kentucky, 6-5, 310, Sr., Indianapolis, Indiana.
Receivers - Fred Ross, Mississippi State, 6-2, 207, Sr., Tyler, Texas; Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, So., Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tight end - u-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 227, Sr., Powder Springs, Georgia.
All-purpose player - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, So., Scottsdale, Arizona.
Kicker - Daniel Carlson, Auburn, 6-4, 218, Jr., Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Ends - u-Jonathan Allen, Alabama, 6-3, 291, Sr., Leesburg, Virginia; u-Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 257, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee.
Tackle - Montravius Adams, Auburn, 6-4, 309, Sr., Vienna, Georgia
Linebackers - Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 238, Jr., Pinson, Alabama; Reuben Foster, Alabama, 6-1, 228, Sr., Auburn, Alabama; Ryan Anderson, Alabama, 6-2, 253, Sr., Daphne, Alabama; Arden Key, LSU, 6-6, 231, So., Atlanta, Georgia.
Cornerbacks - Teez Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 201, Jr., Washington, D.C.; Tre'Davious White, LSU, 5-11, 191, Sr., Shreveport, Louisiana.
Safeties - Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, 6-1, 203, So., Old Bridge, New Jersey; Jamal Adams, LSU, 6-1, 211, Jr., Lewisville, Texas.
Punter - JK Scott, Alabama, 6-6, 202, Jr., Denver, Colorado.
Quarterbacks - Josh Dobbs, Tennessee, 6-3, 207, Sr., Alpharetta, Georgia; Chad Kelly, Mississippi, 6-2, 215, Sr., Buffalo, New York.
Running backs - Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 205, Jr., Gainesville, Florida; Leonard Fournette, LSU, 6-1, 230, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tackles - Robert Leff, Auburn, 6-6, 299, Sr.; Fairhope, Alabama; Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 296, Fr., Folsom, California.
Guards - Josh Boutte, LSU, 6-5, 342, Sr., New Iberia, Louisiana; Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 305, So., Apopka, Florida; Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 304, So., Cedar Falls, Iowa
Center - Frank Ragnow, Arkansas, 6-5, 312, Jr., Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Receivers - ArDarius Stewart, Alabama, 6-1, 204, Jr., Fultondale, Alabama; J'Mon Moore, Missouri, 6-3, 190, Jr., Missouri City, Texas; Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M, 6-4, 190, Sr., San Antonio, Texas.
Tight end - O.J. Howard, Alabama, 6-6, 251, Sr., Prattville, Alabama.
All-purpose player - Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia, 5-8, 170, Jr., Miami, Florida.
Kicker - Gary Wunderlich, Mississippi, 6-0, 193, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee.
Ends - Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, 6-5, 262, Jr., Arlington, Texas; Charles Harris, Missouri, 6-3, 255, Jr., Kansas City, Missouri; Carl Lawson, Auburn, 6-2, 253, Jr., Alpharetta, Georgia.
Tackles - Caleb Brantley, Florida, 6-2, 297, Jr., Crescent City, Florida; Darius English, South Carolina,6-6, 245, Sr., Powder Springs, Georgia.
Linebackers - Tim Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 252, Sr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jordan Jones, Kentucky, 6-2, 220, So., Youngstown, Ohio; Kendall Beckwith, LSU, 6-2, 252, Sr., Clinton, Louisiana.
Cornerbacks - Aarion Penton, Missouri, 5-10, 190, Sr., St. Louis, Missouri; Quincy Wilson, Florida, 6-1, 213, Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Safeties - Marcus Maye, Florida, 6-0, 210, Sr., Melbourne, Florida; Justin Evans, Texas A&M, 6-1, 195, Sr., Wiggins, Mississippi; Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 200, So., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Punter - Johnny Townsend, Florida, 6-1, 210, Jr., Orlando, Florida.
Coach of the year - Nick Saban, Alabama
Offensive player of the year - Jalen Hurts, Alabama
Defensive player of the year - Jonathan Allen, Alabama
Newcomer of the year - Jalen Hurts, Alabama
AP All-SEC Voting Panel:
Parrish Alford, Daily Journal; Michael Bonner, The Clarion-Ledger; Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times Free Press; John Clay, Lexington Herald Leader; Joe Dubin, WSMV-TV; Garland Gillen, WVUE-TV; Josh Kendall, The State; Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Dwayne Rankin, Montgomery Advertiser; Gary Smits, The Florida Times-Union; Dana Sulonen, Opelika-Auburn News; Joe Walljasper, , Columbia Daily Tribune; Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald; Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle.
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