Coaches pick 12 Bulldogs for preseason all-SEC team

Sept. 1 vs. Austin Peay at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs have never played the Governors (an FCS team). Sept. 8 at South Carolina. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks could decide the SEC East in the season’s second week, even if only because it could determine a tiebreaker. Sept. 15 vs. Middle Tennessee at Sanford Stadium. The schools have played once, with Georgia winning 29-10 in 2003. Sept. 22 at Missouri. The Bulldogs have a three-game win streak against the Tigers and have lost once to them. Sept. 29 vs. Te

Georgia placed a league-leading 12 representatives on the 2018 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Team, the SEC announced Thursday. Alabama was second with 10 representatives, while Auburn had nine.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

The picks were on par with the media selections announced during SEC Media Days in Atlanta last month.

First Team Preseason All-SEC 

(*- denotes ties) 

OFFENSE 

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL

Jonah Williams, Alabama

Greg Little, Ole Miss

Martez Ivey, Florida

Trey Smith, Tennessee

C

Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

WR

A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

QB

Drew Lock, Missouri

RB

Damien Harris, Alabama

Benny Snell, Kentucky AP

Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

DEFENSE 

DL

Raekwon Davis, Alabama

Cece Jefferson, Florida

Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

LB

Devin White, LSU

Mack Wilson, Alabama

Josh Allen, Kentucky

DB

Deandre Baker, Georgia 

Greedy Williams, LSU

Mike Edwards, Kentucky

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida*

J.R. Reed, Georgia* 

SPECIAL TEAMS 

PK

Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P

Corey Fatony, Missouri

RS

Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Second Team Preseason All-SEC 

OFFENSE 

TE

Isaac Nauta, Georgia 

OL

Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas

Andrew Thomas, Georgia 

Garrett Brumfield, LSU

Lester Cotton, Alabama

C

Lamont Gaillard, Georgia 

WR

Ryan Davis, Auburn

Terry Godwin, Georgia 

QB

Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

RB

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

D'Andre Swift, Georgia 

AP

Trevon Diggs, Alabama

DEFENSE 

DL

Terry Beckner, Missouri

Derrick Brown, Auburn

Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia 

Isaiah Buggs, Alabama

LB

Deshaun Davis, Auburn

Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

D'Andre Walker, Georgia

DB

Jamel Dean, Auburn

CJ Henderson, Florida

Deionte Thompson, Alabama

Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State

SPECIAL TEAMS 

PK

Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M

P

Joseph Charlton, South Carolina

RS

Mecole Hardman, Georgia 

Third Team Preseason All-SEC 

OFFENSE 

TE

C.J. Conrad, Kentucky

OL

Zack Bailey, South Carolina

Darryl Williams, Mississippi State

Marquel Harrell, Auburn

Deion Calhoun, Mississippi State*

Brian Wallace, Arkansas*

Javon Patterson, Ole Miss*

C

Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

WR

Emanuel Hall, Missouri

D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

QB

Jake Fromm, Georgia 

RB

Aeris Williams, Mississippi State

Jordan Scarlett, Florida

AP

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

DEFENSE 

DL

Rashard Lawrence, LSU

Marlon Davidson, Auburn

Landis Durham, Texas A&M

Dontavius Russell, Auburn

LB

De'Jon Harris, Arkansas

Charles Wright, Vanderbilt*

David Reese, Florida*

Leo Lewis, Mississippi State*

DB

Grant Delpit, LSU

Javaris Davis, Auburn

Marco Wilson, Florida

Jamal Peters, Mississippi State*

Zedrick Woods, Ole Miss*

Santos Ramirez, Arkansas*

LaDarius Wiley, Vanderbilt*

DeMarkus Acy, Missouri*

SPECIAL TEAMS 

PK

Tucker McCann, Missouri

P

Braden Mann, Texas A&M

RS

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*

De'Vion Warren, Arkansas*

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