December 9, 2008

Six Dawgs honored

The annual postseason awards continue to roll out, the latest being Tuesday's announcement of the SEC Coaches All-Conference team.

Six Georgia players were named to the squad, according to an announcement from the league office in Birmingham on Tuesday.

Making the first team were running back Knowshon Moreno, senior wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi and sophomore linebacker Rennie Curran. Junior quarterback Matthew Stafford, freshman wide receiverA.J. Green and senior punter Brian Mimbs represented the Bulldogs on the second team.

"It feels real good to know that the guys who are the heads of their teams, the heads of their organizations, the guys who understand the game, that they vote you to such a prestigious award," Massaquoi said. "I feel blessed. I feel very thankful to be in this position. There are a lot of great receivers in this conference, so it feels good to be considered one of them."

Massaquoi finished the season as the leading receiver for the Bulldogs with 57 catches for 910 yards and eight touchdowns, which tied him with Green for top honors among the wideouts.

Moreno was one of two unanimous All-SEC selections, has averaged nearly six yards per carry while rushing for 1,338 yards and 16 touchdowns through 12 games heading into the Capital One Bowl against Michigan State on New Year's Day.

Tennessee's Eric Berry was the only other unanimous choice. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players, thus a unanimous selection earned 11 of 12 first-team votes.

The All-SEC squad had nine first-team seniors (only two on defense) and 18 underclassmen, including 14 juniors and four sophomores and one freshman. There were no freshmen on the first team. Wide receivers Julio Jones of Alabama and Green were both recognized on the second team and were the only freshmen listed. Alabama junior Javier Arenas made the team twice - once as a second-team return specialist and once as a second-team defensive back.

The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC - OFFENSE

TE Jared Cook South Carolina 6-5 240 Jr. Suwanee, Ga.

OL Andre Smith Alabama (T) 6-5 330 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.

OL Michael Oher Ole Miss (T) 6-5 318 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.

OL Phil Trautwein Florida (T) 6-6 310 Sr. Voorhees, N.J.

OL Herman Johnson LSU (G) 6-7 375 Sr. Olla, La.

C Antoine Caldwell Alabama (C) 6-3 305 Sr. Montgomery, Ala.

WR Percy Harvin Florida 5-11 195 Jr. Virginia Beach, Va.

WR Mohamed Massaquoi Georgia 6-2 204 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.

QB Tim Tebow Florida 6-3 240 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.

RB #Knowshon Moreno Georgia 5-11 208 So. Belford, N.J.

RB Charles Scott LSU 5-11 233 Jr. Saline, La.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC - OFFENSE

TE *Richard Dickson LSU 6-3 246 Jr. Ocean Springs, Miss.

TE *D.J. Williams Arkansas 6-2 250 So. Little Rock, Ark.

OL Garry Williams Kentucky (T) 6-3 300 Sr. Louisville, Ky.

OL Anthony Parker Tennessee (G) 6-3 300 Sr. Jonesboro, Ga.

OL *Ciron Black LSU (T) 6-5 325 Jr. Tyler, Texas

OL *Mike Pouncey Florida (G) 6-5 312 So. Lakeland, Fla.

OL *John Jerry Ole Miss (T) 6-5 350 Jr. Batesville, Miss.

OL *Mike Johnson Alabama (G) 6-6 299 Jr. Pensacola, Fla.

C Jonathan Luigs Arkansas (C) 6-4 314 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.

WR Julio Jones Alabama 6-4 210 Fr. Foley, Ala.

WR A.J. Green Georgia 6-4 200 Fr. Summerville, S.C.

QB Matthew Stafford Georgia 6-3 228 Jr. Dallas, Texas

RB Glen Coffee Alabama 6-1 198 Jr. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

RB Michael Smith Arkansas 5-7 173 Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

DL Peria Jerry Ole Miss 6-2 290 Sr. Batesville, Miss.

DL Terrence Cody Alabama 6-5 365 Jr. Ft. Myers, Fla.

DL *Robert Ayers Tennessee 6-3 270 Jr. Clio, S.C.

DL *Antonio Coleman Auburn 6-3 250 Jr. Mobile, Ala.

LB Brandon Spikes Florida 6-3 245 Jr. Shelby, N.C.

LB Rennie Curran Georgia 5-11 228 So. Snellville, Ga.

LB *Eric Norwood South Carolina 6-1 253 Jr. Acworth, Ga.

LB *Rolando McClain Alabama 6-4 249 So. Decatur, Ala.

LB *Micah Johnson Kentucky 6-2 250 Jr. Ft. Campbell, Ky.

DB #Eric Berry Tennessee (S) 5-11 195 So. Fairburn, Ga.

DB D.J. Moore Vanderbilt (CB) 5-10 182 Jr. Spartanburg, S.C.

DB Trevard Lindley Kentucky (CB) 6-0 175 Jr. Hiram, Ga.

DB Rashad Johnson Alabama (S) 6-0 186 Sr. Sulligent, Ala.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC - DEFENSE

DL Greg Hardy Ole Miss 6-4 265 Jr. Millington, Tenn.

DL *Myron Pryor Kentucky 6-1 310 Sr. Louisville, Ky.

DL *Malcolm Sheppard Arkansas 6-3 277 Jr. Bainbridge, Ga.

DL *Sen'Derrick Marks Auburn 6-2 296 Jr. Mobile, Ala.

LB Dominic Douglas Miss. State 6-2 235 Sr. Clinton, Miss.

LB Patrick Benoist Vanderbilt 6-0 222 Jr. Southlake, Texas

LB Jasper Brinkley South Carolina 6-2 269 Sr. Thomson, Ga.

LB Rico McCoy Tennessee 6-1 220 Jr. Washington, D.C.

DB Emanuel Cook South Carolina (S) 5-10 203 Jr. Riviera Beach, Fla.

DB *Javier Arenas Alabama (CB) 5-9 198 Jr. Tampa, Fla.

DB *Ahmad Black Florida (SS) 5-9 190 So. Lakeland, Fla.

DB *Joe Haden Florida (CB) 5-11 185 So. Ft. Washington, Md.

DB *Derek Pegues Miss. State (S) 5-10 196 Sr. Batesville, Miss.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC - SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Colt David LSU 5-9 172 Sr. Grapevine, Texas

P Tim Masthay Kentucky 6-2 203 Sr. Murray, Ky.

RS Brandon James Florida 5-7 186 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Joshua Shene Ole Miss 5-8 170 Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla.

P *Brian Mimbs Georgia 5-11 209 Sr. Dublin, Ga.

P *Chas Henry Florida 6-4 215 So. Dallas, Ga.

RS Javier Arenas Alabama 5-9 198 Jr. Tampa, Fla.



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