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USC's Sanders, Clowney Named All-SEC By Coaches

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University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior return specialist Ace Sanders were named to the first-team All-SEC squad as selected by the league's coaches, the Southeastern Conference announced today.

Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder from Rock Hill, S.C., is second in the nation in both sacks (13.0) and tackles for loss (21.5), both single-season school records. He is a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi, Bednarik and Hendricks awards, and was a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press.

Sanders, a 5-8, 175-pound junior from Bradenton, Fla., set the Carolina single-season record for punt return yards with 363. He was the top punt returner in the SEC, averaging 14.5 yards per return, with seven returns of 27 yards or more. Sanders was a second-team selection by the Associated Press.

The Gamecocks placed three players on the second team unit, as selected by the league's 14 coaches. Sanders, who also plays wide receiver the Gamecocks, earned a spot on the second unit as an All-Purpose player. He was joined on the second team by senior center T.J. Johnson and senior safety D.J. Swearinger. Swearinger was also a second-team pick by the A.P.

The conference office will announce the SEC individual awards on Wednesday, while the Freshman All-SEC squad will be released on Thursday.

FIRST TEAM
 
OFFENSE
TE -  Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
 
OL -  Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
        Chance Warmack, Alabama
        D.J. Fluker, Alabama
        Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
 
C -    Barrett Jones, Alabama
 
   
WR -  Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
         Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
 
 QB -  Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
 
RB -  Mike Gillislee, Florida
         Eddie Lacy, Alabama
 
AP -  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
 
            
DEFENSE
DL -  Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
        Sam Montgomery, LSU
        Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
        Sharrif Floyd, Florida
 
LB -  Jarvis Jones, Georgia
        C.J. Mosley, Alabama
        Kevin Minter, LSU
       
DB - Dee Milliner, Alabama
        Matt Elam, Florida
        Eric Reid, LSU
        Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
        
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Florida    
       
P –  Kyle Christy, Florida   
 
RS –  Ace Sanders, South Carolina   
 
 
 
 
SECOND TEAM
 
OFFENSE
 
TE - Jordan Reed, Florida  
 
OL - Larry Warford, Kentucky
       Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
       Chris Burnette, Georgia
       Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
 
C -  T.J. Johnson, South Carolina
 
WR - Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
        Justin Hunter, Tennessee
 
QB -  AJ McCarron, Alabama
 
RB -  Todd Gurley, Georgia
         Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
 
AP -  Ace Sanders, South Carolina
 
 
DEFENSE
DL -  Barkevious Mingo, LSU
        Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
        John Jenkins, Georgia
        Corey Lemonier, Auburn
 
LB -  A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
        Jon Bostic, Florida
        *Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State
        *Alec Ogletree, Georgia
          
DB - D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina
        Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
        Robert Lester, Alabama
        Darius Slay, Mississippi State
         
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -  Drew Alleman, LSU
 
P -  * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
      * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt
 
RS –  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

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