SEC Football: Bleacher Report's All-Time All-Conference Team
Tim Tebow, Florida
Love him or hate him, Tebow is without question one of the best collegiate quarterbacks of all time. He won the Heisman in 2007, is a two-time Maxwell Award winner and three-time All-SEC selection. He threw for 9,285 yards and 88 touchdowns, while rushing for 2,947 yards and 57 touchdowns. Tebow had this powerful will to win and it paid off in 2008 when the Gators won the national championship.
The Gator great finished his final two seasons with a combined 26-2 record. He gets the slight nod over Newton, who only played one season in the SEC.
Cam Newton, Auburn
Herschel Walker, Georgia
Walker was ahead of his time. He was bigger, stronger and faster than the rest of his peers and it showed on the field. He rushed for more than 1,600 yards in each of his three seasons and scored 52 touchdowns. His efforts helped him win the Heisman in 1982 and the Bulldogs win a national championship in 1980.
An argument could be made for Walker being the best college running back of all time.
Bo Jackson, Auburn
Jackson is another athletic freak who was blessed with abnormal talent. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry in his career and finished with 4,303 rushing yards. Jackson was a two-time All-American, won the Heisman in 1985 and was also a productive baseball player for Auburn. He hit 28 homers and batted an impressive .335 for his career.
There will never be another Jackson.
Emmit Smith, Florida
Frankie Sinkwhich, Georgia
Josh Reed, LSU
Reed finished his three-year career with 167 receptions, 3,001 yards and 17 touchdowns. He holds the SEC record for most receiving yards in a game (293) and season (1,740), both which he accomplished in 2001. Reed was an elite wide receiver and a big play waiting to happen, as he averaged 18 yards per reception.
He was a two-team All-SEC selection and a consensus All-American.
Don Hutson, Alabama
Some consider Hutson to be the best wide receiver of all time in the NFL, but he was also productive during his days at Alabama. Hutson was a rare breed for an offense during a time when teams preferred to run the ball. He was this terrific weapon who was tough to ignore. He ran the 100-yard dash in 9.8 seconds and made difficult catches look routine.
Hutson was an All-America selection in 1934 when he caught 19 passes for three touchdowns.
Julio Jones, Alabama
A.J. Green, Georgia
Allama Matthews, Vanderbilt
Matthews played four seasons for Vanderbilt and set individual records along the way. He holds the school single-game and single-season record for touchdown receptions, having made four in a game and 14 in a season. Matthews consistently saw playing time in his final two seasons and finished his career with 114 receptions, 1,544 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Jason Witten, Tennessee
John Hannah, Alabama
Hannah is one of the best offensive linemen the game has ever seen. He played tackle and guard for head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and was a two-time All-American. He was also named to the Alabama All-Century team and Alabama 1970s All-Decade team.
Andre Smith, Alabama
Smith did nearly everything an offensive lineman can do at Alabama except win a national title. He won the Outland Trophy in 2008, was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection and a unanimous All-American.
Chris Samuels, Alabama
Samuels is the type of offensive lineman every coach dreams of having. He started 42 games for the Crimson Tide without allowing a sack. This effort earned him the Outland Trophy in 1999, as well as being named a consensus All-American.
Michael Oher, Ole Miss
Most are familiar with Oher because of the movie The Blind Side, but great story or not, he was also a terrific player. He was a unanimous All-American, two-time first-team All-SEC selection and won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2008.
Shawn Andrews, Arkansas
Andrews played 35 games for Arkansas and only allowed two sacks. He was a two-time consensus All-American, two-time first-team All-SEC and was a finalist for many awards such as the Outland Trophy.
Bob Gain, Kentucky
Marcus McNeil, Auburn
Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
Steve DeLong, Tennessee
Lomas Brown, Florida
Reggie White, Tennessee
White is one of the best defensive ends to ever play. Widely considered the "minister of defense," White holds the Tennessee school record with 32 career sacks. He was a true force on the defensive line and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Jack Youngblood, Florida
Youngblood was one of those guys you would want to bring with you in a dark alley. He was the ultimate tough guy who finished his career with 29 sacks. He was a first-team All-SEC selection and All-American in 1970, and he's also a member of the Gator Football Ring of Honor.
David Pollack, Georgia
The analyst who works for ESPN was a pretty solid football player. He was a three-time All-American and first-team All-SEC selection. He also won the Lombardi Award in 2004 and was twice named the SEC Player of the Year.
Doug Atkins, Tennessee
Atkins was part of the 1951 national championship team. Originally recruited to play basketball, Atkins was a two-time All-SEC defensive lineman. The Volunteers were a combined 29-3-1 when Atkins was on the team. He and White are the only two Tennessee players to be voted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Terrance Cody, Alabama
Tracy Rocker, Auburn
Glen Dorsey, LSU
Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
Derrick Thomas, Alabama
Thomas holds the NCAA single-season record with 27 sacks. He was a ferocious pass-rusher who won the Dick Butkus Award and was a unanimous All-American in 1988. Thomas finished his final two seasons with 45 sacks and should eventually be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
Willis was an elite linebacker before he got to the NFL. He was a first-team All-SEC selection, two-time All-American and won the Butkus Award in 2006, a season when he led the SEC in tackles with 137. Willis made plays all over the field and was one of the hardest hitters the conference has ever seen.
Cornelius Bennett, Alabama
Bennett is one of only two Alabama players to be named first-team All-American three times. He also won the Lombardi Award in 1986 and is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He's most known for "the sack," a hit on Notre Dame’s Steve Beuerlein.
Lee Roy Jordan, Alabama
Woodrow Lowe, Alabama
Steve Kiner, Tennessee
Tommy Casanova, LSU
Casanova did a little bit of everything for LSU, from playing defensive back to playing running back. He led the Tigers to a 27-7 record and was named an All-American all three seasons. His No. 37 jersey is retired by LSU.
Champ Bailey, Georgia
Like in the NFL, Bailey was a shutdown cornerback for Georgia. He was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection and won the Nagurski Trophy in 1998. Bailey also contributed on offense and special teams, as he caught 59 passes and scored five touchdowns in his career.
Eric Berry, Tennessee
Berry is one of those players you must be aware of at all times. He finished his three-year career with 245 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 14 interceptions. He was also a two-time first-team All-SEC selection, two-time unanimous All-American and won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2009.
Terry Hoage, Georgia
Hoage was a two-time consensus All-American and helped lead Georgia to a combined 43-4-1 record from 1980-83. He made play after play and even finished fifth in the Heisman voting in 1983.
Jerry Stovall, LSU
Deon Grant, Tennessee
Patrick Peterson, LSU
Louis Oliver, Florida
K Judd Davis, Florida
Davis is Florida's all-time leading scorer with 225 career points. He holds the SEC record with 65 extra points made in a season and set a school-record by making 81 consecutive extra points. Davis was a first-team All-SEC in 1994 and won the Lou Groza Award in 1993.
P Dustin Colquitt, Tennessee
Colquitt averaged 42.6 yards per punt in his career and led the SEC in 2003 with an average of 45.3 yards per punt. He was a consensus All-American and two-time All-SEC selection.
PR/KR Percy Harvin, Florida
Harvin was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. He rushed for 1,852 yards, caught 133 passes for 1,929 yards and scored 32 touchdowns. He also won two national championships.
K Ryan Succop, South Carolina
P Donnie Jones, LSU
PR/KR Felix Jones, Arkansas