Lattimore among AP's All-SEC honorees

GoGamecocks staff and wire reportsDecember 5, 2011 

South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore (21) breaks free for a big in the third quarter of the Gamecocks game against Kentucky at Williams-Brice Stadium, Saturday, October 8, 2011.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

Defensive lineman Melvin Ingram and offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins were named All-SEC first-teamers Monday by The Associated Press.

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Marcus Lattimore and defensive back Antonio Allen were named to the AP second team. Lattimore's name was left off AP's initial release of the list.

LSU and Alabama (11-1) dominated the selections, with both powerhouses placing five players on the first team. Georgia had four first-teamers.

Ingram on Monday also was named to the 2011 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America team.

This marks the third straight year that a Gamecock has earned first-team All-America honors. Eric Norwood was a first-team pick by the Associated Press and Walter Camp in 2009, while Alshon Jeffery earned first-team All-America accolades in 2010 by AFCA, FWAA, ESPN.com and Phil Steele.

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The 2011 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday, with player's position, name, school, height, weight and class (u-unanimous selection):

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trent Richardson, Alabama

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

COACH OF THE YEAR: Les Miles, LSU

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Isaiah Crowell, Georgia

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — Jarius Wright, Arkansas, 5-10, 180, Sr.

WR — Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee, 6-3, 215, So.

L — u-Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 311, Jr.

L — Will Blackwell, LSU, 6-4, 290, Sr.

L — Cordy Glenn, Georgia, 6-5, 348, Sr.

L — Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina, 6-4, 340, Sr.

C — William Vlachos, Alabama, 6-1, 294, Sr.

TE — Orson Charles, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.

QB — Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, 6-3, 220, Jr.

RB — u-Trent Richardson, Alabama, 5-11, 224, Jr.

RB — Michael Dyer, Auburn, 5-9, 210, So.

K — Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 183, Jr.

All-Purpose — Joe Adams, Arkansas, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Defense

T — Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, 6-4, 295, Jr.

T — Malik Jackson, Tennessee, 6-5, 270, Sr.

E — Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, 6-2, 276, Sr.

E — Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-4, 245, So.

LB — u-Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, So.

LB — Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, 6-1, 232, Sr.

LB — Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, 6-2, 265, Sr.

CB — u-Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 5-9, 175, So.

CB — Morris Claiborne, LSU, 6-0, 185, Jr.

S — Mark Barron, Alabama, 6-2, 218, Sr.

S — Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 218, Jr.

P — Brad Wing, LSU, 6-3, 184, Fr.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Rueben Randle, LSU, 6-4, 208, Jr.

WR — Alshon Jeffrey, South Carolina, 6-4, 229, Jr.

L — Chris Faulk, LSU, 6-6, 325, So.

L — Alvin Bailey, Arkansas, 6-5, 319, So.

L — Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 336, Jr.

L — Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 320, So.

C — Ben Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 316, Sr.

TE — Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn, 6-5, 250, Jr.

QB — Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 211, So.

RB — Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 208, Jr.

RB — Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, 6-0, 232, So.

RB — Vick Ballard, Mississippi St., 5-11, 220, Sr.

K — Drew Alleman, LSU, 5-11, 183, Jr.

All-Purpose — Dennis Johnson, Arkansas, 5-9, 213, Jr.

Defense

T — Michael Brockers, LSU, 6-6, 306, So.

T — Josh Chapman, Alabama, 6-1, 310, Sr.

E — Corey Lemonier, Auburn, 6-4, 240, So.

E — Barkevious Mingo, LSU, 6-5, 240, So.

LB — Dont'A Hightower, Alabama, 6-4, 260, Jr.

LB — Chris Marve, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 242, Sr.

LB — Jerry Franklin, Arkansas, 6-1, 245, Sr.

CB — Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama, 6-3, 192, Jr.

CB — Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Jr.

CB — Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, 5-11, 188, Sr.

S — Antonio Allen, South Carolina, 6-2, 202, Sr.

S — Winston Guy Jr., Kentucky, 6-1, 216, Sr.

S — Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 208, So.

P — Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, 6-1, 211, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

Kyle Fischer, L, Vanderbilt, 6-6, 308, Sr.;T-Bob Hebert, LSU, L, 6-3, 304, Sr.; Quentin Saulsberry, L, Mississippi State, 6-2, 300, Sr.

Defense

Drew Butler, P, Georgia, 6-2, 214, Sr.; Tyler Campbell, P, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.; Tim Fugger, E, Vanderbilt, 6-4, 250, Sr.; Jaye Howard, T, Florida, 6-3, 303, Sr.; Devin Taylor, E, South Carolina, 6-7, 260, Jr.; Tramain Thomas, S, Arkansas, 6-0, 204, Sr.

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