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

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.

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
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
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Florida    
P –  Kyle Christy, Florida   
RS –  Ace Sanders, South Carolina   
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
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
PK -  Drew Alleman, LSU
P -  * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
      * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt
RS –  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

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