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Arkansas Earns Eight All-SEC Selections from League Coaches

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Earns Eight All-SEC Selections from League Coaches

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas garnered eight selections on the All-Southeastern Conference teams selected by league coaches it was announced on Tuesday. The Razorbacks racked up four first-team and four second-team spots to rank tied for second among league schools with eight total selections. LSU led league schools with 10 players chosen while Florida tied Arkansas for second with eight selections.

Junior tailback Darren McFadden, junior center Jonathan Luigs and senior offensive guard Robert Felton earned first-team honors on offense. McFadden has rushed for a school-record 1,725 yards this season and has earned 100 yards or more in nine of Arkansas’ 12 games. Luigs and Felton have helped clear the way for a league-leading rushing attack and the nation’s third-leading rushing offense with the Hogs averaging 296.8 yards per game. Luigs has been named first-team All-American and is a Rimington Trophy finalist while Felton has garnered second-team All-America honors already this season.

Junior Felix Jones was the only league player to earn multiple spots on the All-SEC squads. Jones earned a position on the first-team listing as a return specialist. The Tulsa, Okla., native led the SEC and ranked third in the nation in kickoff returns with a 31.3 yards-per-attempt average. Jones also garnered recognition from league coaches on the second team as a running back. This season, Jones turned in his second-consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season earning 1,117 yards and 11 touchdowns.

A pair of UA offensive linemen and a Razorback cornerback also earned honors with second-team all-conference selections. Senior offensive tackle Nate Garner and junior offensive guard Mitch Petrus captured the first All-SEC honors of their career after blocking for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers, a Doak Walker semifinalist (Jones) and a Doak Walker finalist (McFadden). Senior Michael Grant earned recognition as a second-team defensive back. Grant was the Razorbacks’ starter at free safety for the first two games of the season, but switched to cornerback and started at that position for the remainder of the season. Grant has 71 tackles and three interceptions this season and ranks among the nation’s leaders in pass defended.

2007 Coaches’ All-SEC Teams

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

TE – Jacob Tamme, Kentucky

OL -Robert Felton, Arkansas (G)

OL – Andre Smith, Alabama (T)

OL – Anthony Parker, Tennessee (G)

OL – *Herman Johnson, LSU (G)

OL – *Michael Oher, Ole Miss (T)

OL – *Chris Williams, Vanderbilt (T)

C-Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas (C)

WR -Kenny McKinley, South Carolina

WR- Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt

QB -Tim Tebow, Florida

RB -Darren McFadden, Arkansas

RB – Knowshon Moreno, Georgia

DEFENSE

DL -# Glenn Dorsey, LSU

DL – Wallace Gilberry, Alabama

DL – *Quentin Groves, Auburn

DL – *Greg Hardy, Ole Miss

DL – *Eric Norwood, South Carolina

LB -# Ali Highsmith, LSU

LB -# Wesley Woodyard, Kentucky

LB -Jerod Mayo, Tennessee

LB -Brandon Spikes, Florida

DB -# Craig Steltz, LSU (SS)

DB – Chevis Jackson, LSU (CB)

DB -* Simeon Castille, Alabama (CB)

DB -* Rashad Johnson, Alabama (S)

DB -* Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee

DB -* Captain Munnerlyn, So. Carolina (CB)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Colt David, LSU

P -Patrick Fisher, LSU

RS -Felix Jones, Arkansas

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

TE – Cornelius Ingram, Florida

OL -Carlton Medder, Florida (T)

OL -Michael Brown, MississippiState (T)

OL – *Ciron Black, LSU (T)

OL -*Antoine Caldwell, Alabama (C/G)

OL -*Nate Garner, Arkansas (T)

OL -*Mitch Petrus, Arkansas (G)

OL -*Jim Tartt, Florida (G)

OL -*Garry Williams, Kentucky (T)

C -Fernando Velasco, Georgia (C)

WR – Percy Harvin, Florida

WR -DJ Hall, Alabama

QB -Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky

RB -Felix Jones, Arkansas

RB – Jacob Hester, LSU

DEFENSE

DL -Titus Brown, Mississippi State

DL – Derrick Harvey, Florida

DL – Jeremy Jarmon, Kentucky

LB – Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt

LB – Rico McCoy, Tennessee

LB – Darry Beckwith, LSU

LB – *Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State

LB – *Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

DB -D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt (CB)

DB – Emanuel Cook, South Carolina (S)

DB – Michael Grant, Arkansas (CB)

DB – *Eric Berry, Tennessee

DB – *Derek Pegues, Mississippi State (FS)

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK -Daniel Lincoln, Tennessee

P -*Britton Colquitt, Tennessee

P – *Ryan Shoemaker, Auburn

RS -Brandon James, Florida



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