Unofficial 2009 All SEC Team
With the close of the regular season, the time for awarding the post season awards has come upon us. The players listed here have distinguished themselves to be the best overall at their respective positions.
Fans may feel jilted that their favorite players are not listed but I think most will agree on the selections.
With that said, let's get to the selections.
QB: Sr. Tim Tebow
Tebow has guided his team to a second consecutive SEC title game appearance, possibly national title.
2166 passing yards
786 Rushing yards
66% completion rate
RB: So. Mark Ingram
A power back with a nose for the end zone, Ingram has established himself as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He has played a key role in propelling his team in position to play for the SEC title and possibly BCS Championship.
1429 Rushing Yards
246 Receiving Yards
RB: Sr. Anthony Dixon
When one thinks of a prototypical power back, they use Dixon as the blueprint. The Senior back leads the SEC in rushing yards per game with 139 and tied for the lead in rushing touchdowns.
1391 Rushing Yards
123 Receiving Yards
WR: So. AJ Green
Even though the Dawgs didn't have the year they had hoped for, AJ Green did his part. The sophomore receiver became the favorite target the day he walked on campus.
WR: Sr. Shay Hodge
Break out year for the Senior receiver. Hodge leads the SEC in receiving yards and receptions.
1023 Receiving yards
OL: Sr. Chris Scott
The 6'5" 346 pound Sr. and the UT Offensive line tied for giving up the fewest sacks in the SEC.
OL: Sr. Mike Johnson
The leader of the Crimson Tide offensive line clears the way for the leading rusher in the SEC.
C: Jr. Maurkice Pouncey
The Junior from Lakeland, FL has caught the eye of all the NFL scouts.
OL: Jr. Clint Boling
The Dawgs tied for fewest sacks allowed in the SEC on a team that relies on pass protection.
OL: Sr. Drew Davis
The Senior tackle has had his best season. The Alabama line allowed just 14 sacks all season.
TE: Jr. Aaron Hernandez
As a Tight End, Hernandez is 4th overall in the SEC in receptions per game.
DL: Sr. Antonio Coleman
The Senior Defensive End is the sack leader in the SEC with 11 overall. He also leads the league in tackles for loss.
DL: Sr. Terrence Cody
Teams just can't run on Alabama with him in the middle. That's why they lead the league in rushing defense.
DL: Jr. Carlos Dunlap
No surprise here. Dunlap was a preseason All SEC favorite and lived up to the hype. He is tied for the most sacks in the SEC with 7 solo.
LB: Jr. Rolando Mcclain
Alabama Coach Nick Saban described him as like having another coach on the field. Mcclain has 14 tackles for loss and 96 overall for the year.
LB: Jr. Rennie Curran
Curran has the most tackles in the SEC. His average is about 10 per game.
LB: Sr. Eric Norwood
Certainly one of the fastest and most aggressive linebackers in all of college football. He is 4th in the SEC in sacks, a category that is dominated by defensive lineman.
LB: So. Chris Marve
With 121 total tackles, that puts this Sophomore at 2nd in the SEC.
DB: So. Patrick Peterson
Probably the most physical cornerback in the SEC. He is 2nd in the conference with 15 passes defended this year.
DB: So. Mark Barron
If there were an award for the best new starter among SEC schools, this guy would probably get it. He leads the SEC with 17 passes defended and also leads with 7 interceptions.
DB: Jr. Eric Berry
Regarded by some as the best overall player in college football, the Jr. Safety has 69 tackles and 9 passes defended on the year.
DB: Sr. Sam Maxwell
Impressive season for the Senior who recorded 4 interceptions and 12 passes defended on the year.
PR: Sr. Javier Arenas
Arenas is 38 yards away from setting the NCAA record for punt return yards.
P: Sr. Leigh Tiffin
This is a legacy Alabama kicker who leads the SEC in Field Goals and overall scoring.
P: So. Drew Butler
This SEC newcomer leads the league in punts with a whopping average of 48 yards per punt.