Clowney named to All-SEC first team

December 3, 2012 

South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7)

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a unanimous selection to the All-SEC first team.

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones edged out Clowney for defensive player of the year. Jones leads the conference with 22.5 tackles behind the line and ranks second to Clowney with 12.5 sacks.

USC’s Ace Sanders was named as the all-purpose player on the second team. Gamecocks safety D.J. Swearinger also made the second team.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the unanimous choice for Associated Press Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year after a dynamic debut season.

The team was announced Monday.

The redshirt freshman known as “Johnny Football” passed for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns, rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 TDs, and guided Texas A&M to a 10-2 mark in its first SEC season, including an upset of Alabama.

Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin is coach of the year, beating out Florida's Will Muschamp. Manziel is also freshman of the year and a unanimous choice as first-team quarterback.

AP All-SEC

The 2012 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday (u-unanimous selection):

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR – u-Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas, 6-3, 209, Sr.

WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Jr.

L – Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.

L – Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.

L – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr.

L – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 320, Jr.

C – u-Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.

TE – Jordan Reed, Florida, 6-3, 243, Jr.

QB – u-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.

RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 218, Fr.

RB – Mike Gillislee, Florida, 5-11, 209, Sr.

K – Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 184, Sr.

All-Purpose – Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, 6-3, 205, Jr.

Defense

T – Sharrif Floyd, Florida,6-3, 303, Jr.

T – Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, 6-4, 295, Jr.

E – u-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.

E – Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.

LB – u-Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.

LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.

LB – Kevin Minter, LSU, 6-2, 245, Jr.

CB – u-Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr.

CB – u-Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.

S – Matt Elam, Florida, 5-10, 202, Jr.

S – Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.

P – Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-2, 199, So.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR – Justin Hunter, Tennessee, 6-4, 200, Jr.

WR – Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State, 5-11, 200, Sr.

L – D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr.

L – Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 343, Sr.

L – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 332, So.

L – Dallas Thomas, Tennessee, 6-5, 310, Sr.

C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas 6-5, 305, Jr.

TE – Mychal Rivera, Tennessee, 6-3, 244, Sr.

QB – A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 6-4, 210, Jr.

RB – Eddie Lacy, Alabama, 6-0, 220, Jr.

RB – Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 210, Sr.

K – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 190, Jr.

All-Purpose – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, 5-10, 190, Jr.

All-Purpose – Ace Sanders, South Carolina, 5-8, 175, Jr.

Defense

T – Jesse Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 320, Sr.

T – John Jenkins, Georgia, 6-3, 358, Sr.

T – Bennie Logan, LSU, 6-3, 295, Jr.

E – Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-5, 260, Jr.

LB – Alec Ogletree, Georgia, 6-3, 232, Jr.

LB – Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State, 6-3, 230, Sr.

LB – Barkevious Mingo, LSU, 6-5, 240, Jr.

LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 203, Fr.

CB – Andrew Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 184, Jr.

CB – Marcus Robertson, Florida, 6-0, 178, So.

S – D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr.

S – Craig Loston, LSU, 6-2, 205, Jr.

S – Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 210, Sr.

P – Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, 6-1, 211, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense: La'el Collins, L, LSU, 6-5, 321, So.; Josh Dworaczyk, L, LSU, 6-6, 300, Sr.; Wesley Johnson, L, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 285, Jr.; Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Jr.; Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, 6-1, 210, Jr.

Defense: Robert Lester, S, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Chris Smith, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 251, Jr.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

u-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jarvis Jones, Georgia

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Sumlim, Texas A&M

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

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