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Four Hogs Named First-Team All-SEC in Five Spots at Media Days

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Four Hogs Named First-Team All-SEC in Five Spots at Media Days

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A week after placing 11 players in 12 spots on the coaches pre-season All-Southeastern Conference teams, Arkansas has placed four players in five spots on the pre-season squad selected by the media attending SEC Media Days.

All five spots are on the first team, which is the most in the league.

Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden was the only unanimous selection on the team, earning a first-team spot at running back.

McFadden is joined in the backfield by teammate Felix Jones, who also made the first team as a return specialist.

Other Razorbacks on the team are center Jonathan Luigs, an All-American and a Rimington Trophy finalist last year, and receiver Marcus Monk, who already holds school records for touchdown receptions in a season (11) and a career (24).

LSU is picked to win the Western Division with 63 first-place votes and 110 points, followed by Auburn with five first-place votes and 205 points, Arkansas with five first-place votes and 237 points, Alabama with seven first-place votes and 256 points, Ole Miss with 430 points and Mississippi State with 442.

Florida is picked to win the Eastern Division with 41 first-place votes and 131 points. Tennessee is second with 201 points, followed by Georgia with 225, South Carolina with 272, Kentucky with 389 and Vanderbilt with 462.

LSU is picked to win the overall championship with 54 points, followed by Florida with seven, Arkansas five, Auburn four, Alabama and South Carolina three, and Tennessee and Georgia two.

McFadden is coming off a record-setting sophomore season in which he rushed for a school-record 1,647 yards. His season total was the fifth-best in SEC history. He scored 14 touchdowns, completed 7-of-9 passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns, and averaged 26.2 yards on 10 kickoff returns with one for a touchdown.

Jones, an All-American kick returner as a freshman in 2005, ran for 1,168 yards and six touchdowns. His 7.6 yards per carry led the SEC and ranked second in the nation. His 7.09 career yards per carry average ranks first in school history.

Luigs helped clear the way for McFadden and Jones, who became just the third duo in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Luigs helped Arkansas rank No. 4 in the nation in rushing offense with 228.5 yards per game.

Monk caught 50 passes for 962 yards and the school-record 11 touchdowns. He has at least one reception in every game of his 36-game career. With 24 career touchdown catches, he is just seven short of the league record held by Chris Doering of Florida.

LSU led the way with seven players selected first or second team, followed by Florida and Kentucky with six each, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee with five, Vanderbilt four, Auburn and South Carolina three, and Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State two.

Arkansas’ five first-team selections led the conference, followed by LSU and Tennessee with three.

2007 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS

PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

(*-Ties / # – Unanimous vote / Number of votes in parenthesis) (80 total voters)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC — OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

TE Jacob Tamme (67) Kentucky 6-5 240 Sr. Danville, Ky.

OL Will Arnold (65) LSU 6-4 319 Sr. Gloster, Miss.

OL Michael Oher (59)Ole Miss 6-5 325 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

OL Andre Smith (43) Alabama 6-4 348 So. Birmingham, Ala.

OL Phil Trautwein (28) Florida 6-6 298 Sr. Voorhees, N.J.

C Jonathan Luigs (58) Arkansas6-4 307 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.

WR Earl Bennett (65) Vanderbilt 6-1 202 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.

WR Marcus Monk (27)Arkansas6-6 220 Sr. Lepanto, Ark.

QB Andre’ Woodson (62) Kentucky 6-5 230 Sr. Radcliff, Ky.

#RB Darren McFadden (80) Arkansas6-2 215 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.

RB Felix Jones (27) Arkansas6-0 207 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC — OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

TE Cornelius Ingram (3) Florida 6-4 230 Jr. Hawthorne, Fla.

OL Chris Williams (21) Vanderbilt 6-6 320 Sr. Glynn, La.

OL King Dunlap (16) Auburn 6-8 312 Sr. Brentwood, Tenn.

OL Drew Miller (13) Florida 6-5 297 Sr. Sarasota, Fla.

OL Brian Stamper (6)Vanderbilt 6-4 300 Sr. Windermere, Fla.

C Antoine Caldwell (15) Alabama 6-4 288 Jr. Montgomery, Ala.

WR Percy Harvin (19) Florida5-11 181 So. Virginia Beach, Va.

*WR Keenan Burton (17) Kentucky 6-2 195 Sr. Louisville, Ky.

*WR Early Doucet (17) LSU6-0 207 Sr. St. Martinville, La.

QB Erik Ainge (6) Tennessee 6-6 220 Sr. Hillsboro, Ore.

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (26) Ole Miss5-11 225 Sr. New Orleans, La.

RB LaMarcus Coker (7) Tennessee5-11 205 So. Antioch, Tenn.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC — DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

DL Glenn Dorsey (78)LSU 6-2 299 Sr. Gonzales, La.

DL Quentin Groves (72) Auburn 6-3 254 Sr. Greenville, Miss.

DL Derrick Harvey (48) Florida 6-4 245 Jr. Greenbelt, Md.

LB Jasper Brinkley (75) South Carolina 6-2 262 Sr. Thomson, Ga.

LB Jonathan Goff (73) Vanderbilt 6-4 235 Sr. Lynn, Mass.

LB Ali Highsmith (58) LSU 6-1 226 Sr. Miami, Fla.

LB Jerod Mayo (37) Tennessee 6-2 230 Jr. Hampton, Va.

DB Simeon Castille (78) Alabama 6-1 189 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.

DB Jonathan Hefney (60) Tennessee 5-9 185 Sr. Rock Hill, S.C.

DB Chevis Jackson (51) LSU 6-0 190 Sr. Mobile, Ala.

DB Derek Pegues (46) Miss. State 5-10 196 Jr. Batesville, Miss.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC — DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

DL Titus Brown (14) Miss. State 6-3 250 Sr. Tuscaloosa, Ala.

DL Tyson Jackson (8)LSU 6-5 292 Jr. Edgard, La.

DL Wallace Gilberry (8) Alabama 6-4 264 Sr. Bay Minette, Ala.

LB Wesley Woodyard (36) Kentucky 6-1 212 Sr. LaGrange, Ga.

LB Prince Hall (14) Alabama 5-11 255 So. Moreno Valley, Calif.

*LB Darry Beckwith (5) LSU 6-1 232 Jr. Baton Rouge, La.

*LB Brandon Miller (5) Georgia 6-4 257 Sr. Colquitt, Ga.

DB Tony Joiner (30) Florida 5-11 217 Sr. Haines City, Fla.

DB Jonathan Zenon (8) LSU 6-0 176 Sr. Breaux Bridge, La.

DB Trevard Lindley (5) Kentucky 6-0 175 So. Hiram, Ga.

DB Jonathan Wilhite (4) Auburn 5-11 185 Sr. Monroe, La.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC — SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

PK Ryan Succop (39)South Carolina 6-2 213 Jr. Hickory, N.C.

P Britton Colquitt (64) Tennessee 6-3 205 Jr. Knoxville, Tenn.

RS Felix Jones (31) Arkansas6-0 207 Jr. Tulsa, Okla.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC — SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown

PK Brandon Coutu (35) Georgia 6-0 200 Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga.

P Ryan Succop (16)South Carolina 6-2 213 Jr. Hickory, N.C.

RS Rafael Little (18) Kentucky 5-10 195 Sr. Anderson, S.C.

1st 2nd

School Team Team Total

Alabama 2 3 5

Arkansas 5 0 5

Auburn 1 2 3

Florida 2 4 6

Georgia 0 2 2

Kentucky 2 4 6

LSU 3 4 7

Ole Miss 1 1 2

Mississippi State1 1 2

South Carolina 2 1 3

Tennessee 3 2 5

Vanderbilt 22 4

SEC PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC Champion – LSU (54), Florida (7), Arkansas (5), Auburn (4), Alabama (3), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2), Georgia (2).

Eastern Division (First Place votes in parenthesis)

1. Florida (41) 131

2. Tennessee (16) 201

3. Georgia (12) 225

4. South Carolina (11) 272

5. Kentucky 389

6. Vanderbilt 462

Western Division (First Place votes in parenthesis)

1. LSU (63) 110

2. Auburn (5) 205

3. Arkansas (5) 237

4. Alabama (7) 256

5. Ole Miss 430

6. Mississippi State 442



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