October 25, 2014

Five Tigers make coaches’ All-SEC preseason team

Missouri Tigers Dorial Green-Beckham is tackled by the Kentucky Wildcats defense the fourth quarter at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on October 27, 2012. Missouri defeated Kentucky 33-10. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Dorial Green-Beckham is tackled by the Kentucky Wildcats defense at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on October 27, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Five Missouri Tigers football players made the Coaches’ 2013 Preseason All-SEC squad.  Dorial Green-Beckham (WR) and Justin Britt (OL) made third team offense.  E.J. Gaines (CB) made second team defense and Marcus Murphy made second team as a return specialist.  Kicker Andrew Baggett gained third team special teams honors.

DGB, from Springfield, Mo. is looking to establish himself as a true game changer.  He’s listed number two on the depth chart behind Marcus Lucas at the X-receiver spot.

Britt, from Lebanon, Mo. is the most experienced lineman returning to a group that hopes to stay healthier this season. He’s made 22 career starts and will start at left tackle.

Gaines, from Independence, Mo. is a third year starter and was First Team All Big 12, two seasons ago.  He should be ready to go for the season opener as he recovers from a tendon strain.

Baggett, from Lee’s Summit, Mo. was 14 of 20 on FG attempts last year, with four of those misses from beyond 40 yards.  He is also in line to also handle the kickoff duties again.

Murphy, the only non-Missouri native to make the Tigers’ list, ranked 2nd in the SEC and 10th in the nation in punt return average, after coming back from an injury that forced him to miss all of 2011.  In addition, Murphy will be included in a running back rotation with Henry Josey and Russell Hansbrough.

The defending national and Southeastern Conference Champions Alabama Crimson Tide led the league with 16 athletes named.  Alabama placed a league-high five on the first team, while earning seven on the second team, and four on the third team. LSU and Georgia both had eight receive recognition, while Florida and Tennessee had seven each.

The 2013 SEC Coaches’ Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below:

OFFENSE
First-Team
QB – Aaron Murray, Georgia
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
WR – Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR – Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia
OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
OL – Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL – Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
OL – Antonio Richardson, Tennessee
C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas

Second-Team
QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
RB – Tre Mason, Auburn
WR – Mike Evans, Texas A&M
WR – Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss
TE – Rory Anderson, South Carolina
OL – Anthony Steen, Alabama
OL – Ja’Wuan James, Tennessee
OL – Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt
OL – *A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL – *Chris Burnette, Georgia
OL – *Zach Fulton, Tennessee
OL – *Jon Halapio, Florida
C – Reese Dismukes, Auburn

Third-Team
QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB – Alfred Blue, LSU
RB – Keith Marshall, Georgia
WR – *Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
WR – *Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR – *Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri
TE – *Brian Vogler, Alabama
TE – *C.J. Uzomah, Auburn
OL – La’el Collins, LSU
OL – David Hurd, Arkansas
OL – Justin Britt, Missouri
OL – Aaron Morris, Ole Miss
C – James Stone, Tennessee

DEFENSE
First-Team

DL – Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL – Dominique Easley, Florida
DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL – Chris Smith, Arkansas
LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama
LB – A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB – Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DB – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
DB – Craig Loston, LSU
DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt
DB – Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida

Second-Team
DL – Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
DL – Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
DL – *Ed Stinson, Alabama
DL – *Xzavier Dickson, Alabama
DL – *Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama
LB – Lamin Barrow, LSU
LB – Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
LB – Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
DB – Damian Swann, Georgia
DB – Marcus Roberson, Florida
DB – E.J. Gaines, Missouri
DB – Deion Belue, Alabama

Third-Team
DL – *Dee Ford, Auburn
DL – *C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss
DL – *Ronald Powell, Florida
DL – *Alvin Dupree, Kentucky
DL – *Denico Autry, Mississippi State
LB – Avery Williamson, Kentucky
LB – Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
LB – *Ronald Powell, Florida
LB – *Trey DePriest, Alabama
DB – Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M
DB – Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State
DB – Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
DB – Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss

SPECIALISTS
First-Team
PK – Carey Spear, Vanderbilt
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
AP – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

Second-Team
PK – Cody Parkey, Auburn
P – *Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss
P – *Cody Mandell, Alabama
P – *Steven Clark, Auburn
RS – Marcus Murphy, Missouri
AP – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU

Third-Team
PK – *Andrew Baggett, Missouri
PK – *Zach Hocker, Arkansas
P – Michael Palardy, Tennessee
RS – Bruce Ellington, South Carolina
AP – LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State