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Alabama's Bryce Young Not Among QBs Named to 2022 All-SEC Football Teams

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 6, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 26:  Bryce Young #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Tennessee's Hendon Hooker and Georgia's Stetson Bennett were named as the All-SEC Team quarterbacks for the 2022 season, leaving Alabama's Bryce Young on the outside looking in.

Young, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, spent much of the middle part of the season dealing with injuries and was not considered a serious contender to repeat. He finished with 3,007 yards and 27 touchdowns against five interceptions while adding 195 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

Hooker outperformed Young in nearly every statistical category while also winning a head-to-head battle in Knoxville. Bennett threw for fewer touchdowns and threw one more pick than Young, but it would be hard to justify leaving off the quarterback leading the nation's best team.

It's also worth noting that Bennett is a Heisman finalist.

Of course, this is likely to have absolutely zero bearing on Young's future. He's a future high first-round pick and could be the first person to hear his name called in next April's NFL draft.

The vast majority of quarterbacks taken high in the first round have made their all-conference team before being drafted. The last Power Five quarterback to not do so was...well, it was Justin Herbert. Suffice it to say the Los Angeles Chargers are perfectly fine with him having never made an All-Pac-12 team.