Tubbs Named Second-Team All-SEC; Arkansas Pick
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior offensive tackle Zac Tubbs has been named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team as selected by members of the media attending SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala.
In the team predictions, the Razorbacks are picked to finish fourth in the Western Division. LSU is first with 62 votes and 121 points, while Auburn was second (12) with 192, Alabama third (12) with 215 points, Arkansas fourth with 377, Ole Miss fifth with one first place vote and 439 points and Mississippi State sixth with 478.
In the Eastern Division race, Tennessee received 49 first-place votes and 134 points while Florida places second (29) with 161 points, Georgia third (nine) with 202 points, South Carolina fourth with 347, Vanderbilt fifth with 401 and Kentucky sixth with 492.
The Vols, last year’s SEC Eastern Division Champions, were selected to win the overall league title with 37 votes, followed by Florida with 21 and LSU with 16. Georgia was next with six, Auburn had four, Alabama tallied two and Ole Miss had one vote.
Tubbs, from Cullman, Ala., was the Hogs’ starting right tackle in the first five games of 2004 before suffering a season-ending injury in early October. Before his injury, he tallied 18 knockdown blocks and graded out at 89 percent or better in three out of five games. He underwent surgery to repair a left fibula fracture with associated ligament tears and missed the rest of the season. He is on target physically to be ready to go for preseason camp.
College Football News named Tubbs to its All-Welcome Back national first team while Phil Steele’s College Football ranked him as one of the best offensive tackles in the country.
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