Johnny Manziel Highlights List of Players Attending 2013 SEC Media Days

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, TX - APRIL 13:  Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies chats with his quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 before the Maroon & White spring football game at Kyle Field on April 13, 2013 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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As the 2013 college football season approaches, all eyes are on the nation's powerhouse conference. The SEC Media Days are scheduled to take place in Hoover, Ala., July 16-18. Each team is allowed to bring three player representatives along with its head coach and, as of this afternoon, we finally have those names.

Here's the full list of players who will attend (via SEC Digital Network):


Alabama Crimson Tide

QB A.J. McCarron, Sr.

LB C.J. Mosley, Sr.

OL Anthony Steen, Sr.


Arkansas Razorbacks

DE Chris Smith, Sr.

C Travis Swanson, Sr.

FB Kiero Small, Sr.


Auburn Tigers

CB Chris Davis, Sr.

DE Dee Ford, Sr.

FB Jay Prosch, Sr.


Florida Gators

QB Jeff Driskel, Jr.

DL Dominique Easley, Sr.

OL Jon Halapio, Sr.


Georgia Bulldogs

TE Arthur Lynch, Sr.

QB Aaron Murray, Sr.

DE Garrison Smith, Sr.


Kentucky Wildcats

DT Donte Rumph, Sr.

RB Raymond Sanders, Sr.

LB Avery Williamson, Sr.


LSU Tigers

WR Jarvis Landry, Jr.

S Craig Loston, Sr.

QB Zach Mettenberger, Sr.


Mississippi Rebels

WR Donte Moncrief, Jr.

LB Mike Marry, Sr.

QB Bo Wallace, Jr.


Mississippi State Bulldogs

DL Kaleb Eulls, Jr.

LB Benardrick McKinney, So.

QB Tyler Russell, Sr.


Missouri Tigers

QB James Franklin, Sr.

WR L'Damian Washington, Sr.

LB Andrew Wilson, Sr.


South Carolina Gamecocks

DE Jadeveon Clowney, Jr.

WR/KR Bruce Ellington, Jr.

QB Connor Shaw, Sr.


Tennessee Volunteers

OL Antonio Richardson, Jr.

OL Ja'Wuan James, Sr.

DL Jacques Smith, Sr.


Texas A&M Aggies

DB Toney Hurd Jr., Sr.

QB Johnny Manziel, So.

OL Jake Matthews, Sr.


Vanderbilt Commodores

CB Andre Hal, Sr.

OL Wesley Johnson, Sr.

WR Jordan Matthews, Sr.



Well, that answers the whole "Will Johnny Manziel go to Media Days?" question. Though sure to be bantered about on the blogosphere, Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin probably made the right call to bring his sophomore Heisman trophy winner. Leaving him at home would have made a bigger story than anything Manziel could possibly say or do in Hoover...we hope.

Thirty-two of the 42 attendees are seniors. Of the other 10, eight are juniors and two are sophomores. Mississippi, Mississippi State and South Carolina are the only teams who chose to bring multiple underclassmen.

Think Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is sending a message about how he wants to play? No quarterbacks, no running backs, no skill position, nothing. Just three big, physical, mauling trench warriors, who combine to weigh around 900 pounds. That's a pretty big statement from the Volunteers' first-year boss.