The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

July 18, 2013

Tide lead preseason All-SEC team with 7 first-team selections

By Jonathan Deal
jonathan@athensnews-courier.com

Hoover — Alabama has the most players selected for preseason All-SEC honors with seven first-team selections. Unlike previous years, it's the offense where Alabama is picked to have success this season.

Running back T.J. Yeldon and wide receiver Amari Cooper, both sophomores, were voted to the first team in addition to offensive lineman Anthony Steen and Cyrus Kouandjio. C.J. Mosley, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Deion Belue are first-team selections on defense.

In total, Alabama has 15 selections on the first, second or third preseason All-SEC team.

Auburn’s Tre Mason, Reese Dismukes, Dee Ford and Cody Parkey are second-team selections. Chris Davis and Steven Clark were chosen to the third-team.

Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron led all second-team votes while teammates Ed Stinson, Jeoffrey Pagan, Adrian Hubbard, Cody Mandell and Vinnie Sunseri received second-team honors.

Trey DePriest and Brian Vogler are third-team selections.