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Bama puts a league-best five on All-SEC first team

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TUSCALOOSA | Alabama landed a league-high five players on the coaches' preseason All-SEC first team announced Thursday. The Crimson Tide totaled 16 players on the three teams overall, which is also a league best.
Alabama's first-teamers were Amari Cooper, TJ Yeldon, Cyrus Kouandjio, C.J. Mosley and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Quarterback AJ McCarron was named as the third-team quarterback.
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
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