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December 11, 2008

Rivals.com 2008 All-SEC Team

MORE: SEC season review

ALL-SEC FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Particulars: 6-3/240, Jr.
High school: Ponte Vedra Beach (Fla.) Nease
Key stats: The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner went 174-of-268 passing for 2,515 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions. Tebow also had 154 carries for 564 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Particulars: 6-1/198, Jr.
High school: Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) High
Key stats: Coffee had 220 carries for 1,347 yards and 10 touchdowns. He ranked third in the SEC in rushing yards per game and led the conference in total rushing yards. Coffee also had 12 catches for 78 yards.
Particulars: 5-11/208, Soph.
High school: Middletown (N.J.) South
Key stats: Moreno led the SEC with 111.5 yards per game and finished the regular season with 227 carries for 1,338 yards and 16 touchdowns. Moreno also had 27 catches for 329 yards and one touchdown.
WR A.J. Green, Georgia
Particulars: 6-4/200, Fr.
High school: Summerville (S.C.) High
Key stats: This true freshman led the SEC with 951 receiving yards on 55 catches. He also tied for the SEC lead with eight touchdown catches, including winning scores against Kentucky and Auburn in back-to-back games.
WR Percy Harvin, Florida
Particulars: 5-11/195, Jr.
High school: Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown
Key stats: This do-everything player scored at least one touchdown in every game he played this season. Harvin scored 16 touchdowns on just 96 plays from scrimmage. He had 35 catches for 595 yards and seven touchdowns. Harvin also carried the ball 61 times for 543 yards and nine touchdowns.
Particulars: 6-2/250, Soph.
High school: Little Rock (Ark.) Central Arkansas Christian
Key stats: Williams caught 61 passes nearly twice as many as any of his teammates for 723 yards and three touchdowns. He delivered back-to-back 129-yard efforts against Ole Miss and Tulsa late in the season. Williams ranked fourth among all FBS (i.e., Division I-A) tight ends with 5.1 catches per game.
Particulars: 6-5/318, Sr.
High school: Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian
Key stats: This four-year starter and likely first-round draft pick is one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which goes each year to the nation's top interior lineman. Oher helped Ole Miss rank third in the SEC in rushing while allowing the fourth-fewest sacks in the league.
T Andre Smith, Alabama
Particulars: 6-4/330, Jr.
High school: Birmingham (Ala.) Huffman
Key stats: This likely first-round pick helped Alabama rank second in the SEC and 23rd in the nation with 196.5 rushing yards per game. Smith is a finalist for the Lombardi Award given to the nation's top lineman or linebacker and the Outland Trophy that goes to the nation's best interior lineman.
Particulars: 6-7/386, Sr.
High school: Denton (Texas) High
Key stats: This three-year starter helped LSU rank fourth in the SEC in rushing, even though the Tigers' lack of a consistent passer allowed opposing defenses to focus on stopping the run.
G Mike Johnson, Alabama
Particulars: 6-6/299, Jr.
High school: Pensacola (Fla.) Pine Forest
Key stats: Johnson played a key role on arguably the best offensive line in the nation. Whenever Alabama needed tough yards for most of the season, the Crimson Tide ran behind Smith and Johnson on the left side of the line.
C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
Particulars: 6-4/314, Sr.
High school: Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Christian
Key stats: Luigs won the Rimington Trophy last season and was named one of six finalists this season for the award, which goes annually to the top center in the nation. Luigs started 49 games in his Arkansas career and helped three running backs (Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Michael Smith) deliver a total of six 1,000-yard seasons.
FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
Particulars: 6-3/250, Jr.
High school: Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson
Key stats: Cunningham recorded 22 solo tackles, 29 assists, 10 tackles for loss, six sacks, four pass breakups and three forced fumbles. His fourth-quarter sack of Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson was one of the most critical plays in the SEC Championship Game.
E Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
Particulars: 6-4/265, Jr.
High school: Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian
Key stats: Although injuries limited him to just eight regular-season games, Hardy still had 9.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and an interception. Hardy recorded five sacks in the Rebels' last three games, including a three-sack performance in a 45-0 shutout of Mississippi State.
T Terrence Cody, Alabama
Particulars: 6-5/365, Jr.
High school: Fort Myers (Fla.) Riverdale
Key stats: Cody recorded seven solo tackles, 16 assists, 4.5 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. Cody's physical presence made it impossible for Alabama opponents to run between the tackles and helped the Crimson Tide rank second in the nation in rushing defense.
T Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
Particulars: 6-2/290, Sr.
High school: Batesville (Miss.) South Panola.
Key stats: Jerry contributed 23 solos, 24 assists, six sacks, 17 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He led the SEC and ranked ninth in the nation with 1.6 tackles for loss per game.
LB Rennie Curran, Georgia
Particulars: 5-11/228, Soph.
High school: Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood
Key stats: Curran had 58 solos, 51 assists, three sacks, nine tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He forced a fumble near the goal line to preserve a 14-7 victory over South Carolina.
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama
Particulars: 6-4/249, Soph.
High school: Decatur (Ala.) High
Key stats: McClain provided 45 solo tackles, 46 assists, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, one interception, five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. He scored on a 4-yard fumble return against Kentucky and led the Crimson Tide in tackles.
LB Brandon Spikes, Florida
Particulars: 6-3/245, Jr.
High school: Shelby (N.C.) Crest
Key stats: Spikes recorded 48 solos, 39 assists, eight tackles for loss, two sacks and four interceptions. He led all SEC linebackers in interceptions and scored on interception returns against LSU and South Carolina.
Particulars: 6-0/175, Jr.
High school: Hiram (Ga.) High
Key stats: Lindley collected 24 solos, 13 assists, four interceptions and 11 pass breakups. He led the SEC with 0.92 passes defended per game. Lindley scored on a 28-yard interception return against South Carolina.
Particulars: 5-10/182, Jr.
High school: Spartanburg (S.C.) Broome
Key stats: Moore had 28 solos, 26 assists, 4.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions and six pass breakups. He ranked fifth in the nation in interceptions. On offense, Moore caught two touchdown passes and ran for 73 yards on eight carries. He also ranked 14th in the nation in punt returns.
Particulars: 5-11/195, Soph.
High school: Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside
Key stats: Berry shared the NCAA lead with seven interceptions and also recorded 44 solos, 28 assists, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and six pass breakups. He scored on interception returns against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
FS Rashad Johnson, Alabama
Particulars: 6-0/186, Sr.
High school: Sulligent (Ala.) High
Key stats: Johnson had 55 solos, 27 assists, five tackles for loss, one sack, five interceptions, 11 pass breakups, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He picked off three passes in an overtime victory over LSU. He scored on interception returns against LSU and Arkansas State.
FIRST-TEAM SPECIALISTS
K Colt David, LSU
Particulars: 5-10/173, Sr.
High school: Grapevine (Texas) High
Key stats: David went 15-of-20 on field-goal attempts. He was perfect from inside 40 yards and made three kicks of at least 50 yards, including a 52-yarder against Troy. Two of his five misses were from 50 and 63 yards.
P Tim Masthay, Kentucky
Particulars: 6-2/185, Sr.
High school: Murray (Ky.) High
Key stats: Masthay led the SEC and ranked fifth in the nation with his average of 45.3 yards per punt. He landed 12 of his 48 punts inside the opponent's 20.
PR Brandon James, Florida
Particulars: 5-7/186, Jr.
High school: St. Augustine (Fla.) High
Key stats: James returned 36 punts for 509 yards (14.1 average) and two touchdowns. He scored on punt returns against Hawaii and Tennessee. He also returned 29 kickoffs for 687 yards (23.7 average).
Particulars: 5-10/212, Sr.
High school: East Point (Ga.) Tri-Cities
Key stats: Davis averaged 27.4 yards per return to lead the SEC and rank 14th in the nation. Davis scored on kickoff returns against Arkansas and Tennessee-Martin.
ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia, Jr.
RB Charles Scott, LSU, Jr.
RB Michael Smith, Arkansas, Jr.
WR Julio Jones, Alabama, Fr.
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU, Jr.
TE Jared Cook, South Carolina, Jr.
T Phil Trautwein, Florida, Sr.
T Garry Williams, Kentucky, Sr.
G Anthony Parker, Tennessee, Sr.
G Maurkice Pouncey, Florida, Soph.
C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama, Sr.
DEFENSE
E Rahim Alem, LSU, Jr.
E Antonio Coleman, Auburn, Jr.
T Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn, Jr.
T Myron Pryor, Kentucky, Sr.
LB Dominic Douglas, Mississippi State, Sr.
LB Micah Johnson, Kentucky, Jr.
LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, Jr.
CB Joe Haden, Florida, Soph.
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama, Soph.
SS Emanuel Cook, South Carolina, Jr.
FS Ryan Hamilton, Vanderbilt, Jr.
SPECIALISTS
K Josh Shene, Ole Miss, Jr.
P Jeremy Davis, Arkansas, Sr.
PR Javier Arenas, Alabama, Jr.
KR Dennis Rogan, Tennessee, Soph.



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