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Richard LeCounte was named First Team All-SEC

Georgia football places 10 players on Preseason Coaches All-SEC teams

Another sign that the season is just around the corner arrived on Thursday in the form of the Preseason Coaches All-SEC team being announced. The Georgia Bulldogs — who sit at No. 4 in the current AP Poll — were well represented with a total of 10 players making the three teams. Only Alabama had more with 11.

Two Bulldogs made it onto the first team, and both came on the defensive side of the ball. Richard LeCounte got the nod as a defensive back, with Jordan Davis earning one of the four defensive line spots.

Related: How Jordan Davis kept the weight off and became UGA’s most important defender

Both are expected to be leaders for the Georgia team this year, with LeCounte entering his third season as a starter and Davis earning early NFL draft hype.

The second team had seven Bulldogs on it. Trey Hill earned the center spot, while George Pickens took one of the two wide receiver spots. They were the only two Georgia offensive players to be honored, which is to be expected given the massive turnover the unit saw after the 2019 season. Georgia must replace the likes of Jake Fromm, D’Andre Swift, Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson. The Bulldogs also have a new offensive coordinator in Todd Monken.

The All-SEC Second Team defense had four Bulldogs on it, with one at each level of the defense. Malik Herring got the nod on the defensive line, Monty Rice and Nakobe Dean both did so at the linebacker spot and Eric Stokes was named as one of the defensive backs.

Punter Jake Camarda also earned a spot on the second-team. Outside linebacker Nolan Smith was Georgia’s lone player on the third-team. Smith was the former No. 1 recruit in the country and had 2.5 sacks in his freshman campaign in 2020.

Related: Nolan Smith on Georgia pass rush: ‘We’re gonna cause a lot of havoc’

To see the full All-SEC teams, see below.

 First Team Preseason All-SEC

TE
Kyle Pitts, Florida

OL
Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Trey Smith, Tennessee
Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
Landon Dickerson, Alabama

C
Drake Jackson, Kentucky

WR
DeVonta Smith, Alabama
Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

QB
Kyle Trask, Florida

RB
Najee Harris, Alabama
Kylin Hill, Mississippi State

AP
Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

DL
Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
LaBryan Ray, Alabama
Big Kat Bryant, Auburn
Jordan Davis, Georgia

LB
Dylan Moses, Alabama
K.J. Britt, Auburn
Nick Bolton, Missouri

DB
Patrick Surtain II, Alabama
Derek Stingley, LSU
Richard LeCounte, Georgia
Jacoby Stevens, LSU

PK
Brent Cimaglia, Tennessee

P
Max Duffy, Kentucky

RS
Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Second Team Preseason All-SEC

TE
Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

OL
Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina
Deonte Brown, Alabama
Landon Young, Kentucky
Austin Deculus, LSU*
Brodarious Hamm, Auburn*
Wanya Morris, Tennessee*
Ed Ingram, LSU*

C
Trey Hill, Georgia

WR
George Pickens, Georgia
Terrace Marshall, LSU

QB
Kellen Mond, Texas A&M

RB
Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas
Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

AP
Derek Stingley, LSU

DL
Kobie Whiteside, Missouri
Malik Herring, Georgia
Aaron Sterling,South Carolina
Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt

LB
Henry To’o To’o, Tennessee
Monty Rice, Georgia
Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State*
Nakobe Dean, Georgia*
Ventrell Miller, Florida*

DB
Kaiir Elam, Florida
Eric Stokes, Georgia
Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
Tyree Gillespie, Missouri*
Marco Wilson, Florida*
Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina*

PK
Cade York, LSU

P
Jake Camarda, Georgia

RS
Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss

Third Team Preseason All-SEC

TE
Arik Gilbert, LSU

OL
Carson Green, Texas A&M
Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
Evan Neal, Alabama
Dan Moore, Texas A&M

C
Landon Dickerson, Alabama

WR
Seth Williams, Auburn
Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

QB
Bo Nix, Auburn

RB
Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss
Larry Rountree, Missouri

AP
Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss*
Kadarius Toney, Florida*
Christian Tutt, Auburn*

DL
Zachary Carter, Florida
Josh Paschal, Kentucky
Kobe Jones, Mississippi State
Glen Logan, LSU

LB
Boogie Watson, Kentucky
Dimitri Moore, Vanderbilt
Nolan Smith, Georgia*
Ernest Jones, South Carolina*
Andre Mintze, Vanderbilt*

DB
Jaycee Horn, South Carolina
Bryce Thompson, Tennessee
Yusuf Corker, Kentucky
Christian Tutt, Auburn*
Josh Jobe, Alabama*

PK
Evan McPherson, Florida

P
Mac Brown, Ole Miss

RS
Christian Tutt, Auburn

 

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