Nine Bama Football Players Named SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The University of Alabama football team placed nine players on the 2005 Southeastern Conference Coaches preseason All-SEC Football team, announced today by the league office.
 
The Crimson Tide had five defensive players, three offensive players and special teams member listed on the coaches preseason All-SEC team.
 
The UA defense, which led the nation last season in pass defense, had three first-team selections, including linebackers DeMeco Ryans (Sr., 6-2, 232, Bessemer) and Freddie Roach (Sr., 6-2, 239, Killen) and defensive back Roman Harper (Sr., 6-1, 197, Prattville).
 
Defensive back Charlie Peprah (Sr., 5-11, 193, Plano, Texas) was a second team selection, while defensive back Anthony Madison (Sr., 5-9, 180, Thomasville) was a third-team All-SEC pick.
 
Alabama had three players offensive players selected to the preseason All-SEC squad, including two second-team picks and one, third-team selection.
 
Center JB Closner (Sr., 6-4, 290, San Antonio, Texas) and tailback Kenneth Darby (Jr., 5-11, 205, Huntsville) were second team selections. 
 
Quarterback Brodie Croyle (Sr., 6-3, 205, Rainbow City) was the third-team quarterback on the preseason All-SEC team.
 
Return specialist Tyrone Prothro (Jr., 5-8, 176, Heflin) was a second-team team on the special teams as a kick returner.
 
This is the second year of the SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team. It is released in advance of the 2005 SEC Football Media Days, which will be held July 27-29, at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.
 
Alabama head coach Mike Shula, Croyle and Harper will meet with the media attending SEC Media Days on Friday, July 29 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
 
The entire listing of the 2005 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is below:

2005 SEC COACHES PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection)
(Coaches could not vote for themselves or their own players)

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Leonard Pope Georgia 6-7 250 Jr. Americus, Ga.
OL #Marcus McNeill Auburn 6-9 337 Sr. Decatur, Ga.
OL Max Jean-Gilles Georgia 6-4 340 Sr. Miami, Fla.
OL Andrew Whitworth LSU 6-7 325 Sr. West Monroe, La.
OL *Randy Hand Florida 6-6 305 Sr. Fort Myers, Fla.
OL *Arron Sears Tennessee 6-4 338 Jr. Russellville, Ala.
C Mike Degory Florida 6-6 306 Sr. Palm Bay, Fla.
WR Andre Caldwell Florida 6-1 195 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
WR Courtney Taylor Auburn 6-2 204 Jr. Carrollton, Ga.
QB Jay Cutler Vanderbilt 6-4 225 Sr. Santa Claus, Ind.
RB Jerious Norwood Miss. State 6-0 202 Sr. Brandon, Miss.
RB Gerald Riggs, Jr. Tennessee 6-0 217 Sr. Chattanooga, Tenn.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Cooper Wallace Auburn 6-4 265 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
OL Tre' Stallings Ole Miss 6-4 317 Sr. Magnolia, Miss.
OL Cody Douglas Tennessee 6-4 330 Sr. LaMarque, Texas
OL Na'Shan Goddard South Carolina 6-5 313 Sr. Dayton, Ohio
OL Zac Tubbs Arkansas 6-6 358 Sr. Cullman, Ala.
C JB Closner Alabama 6-4 290 Sr. San Antonio, Texas
WR Marcus Monk Arkansas 6-6 224 So. Lepanto, Ark.
WR Dallas Baker Florida 6-3 205 Sr. N. Smyrna Beach, Fla.
QB Chris Leak Florida 6-0 195 Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
RB Kenneth Darby Alabama 5-11 205 Jr. Huntsville, Ala.
RB Alley Broussard LSU 6-0 233 Jr. Lafayette, La.
THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Eric Butler Miss. State 6-2 246 So. Moss Point, Miss.
OL Rob Smith Tennessee 6-4 306 Jr. Fort Thomas, Ky.
OL Jabari Levey South Carolina 6-6 312 Sr. Moncks Corner, S.C.
OL Brian Anderson Miss. State 6-5 303 Jr. Butler, Ala.
OL *Bobby Harris Ole Miss 6-4 310 Sr. Decatur, Ga.
OL *Tavares Washington Florida 6-3 307 Sr. Greenville, Miss.
C Chris McNeil Miss. State 6-3 294 Sr. Petal, Miss.
WR Chad Jackson Florida 6-1 202 Jr. Hoover, Ala.
WR *Glenn Holt Kentucky 6-2 195 Sr. Opalocka, Fla.
WR *Ben Obomanu Auburn 6-1 198 Sr. Selma, Ala.
QB Brodie Croyle Alabama 6-3 205 Sr. Rainbow City, Ala.
RB Thomas Brown Georgia 5-8 183 So. Tucker, Ga.
RB Danny Ware Georgia 6-1 216 So. Rockmart, Ga.
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Stanley McClover Auburn 6-3 247 Jr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
DL Jesse Mahelona Tennessee 6-2 297 Sr. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
DL McKinley Boykin Ole Miss 6-2 285 Sr. Bessemer, Ala.
LB DeMeco Ryans Alabama 6-2 232 Sr. Bessemer, Ala.
LB Travis Williams Auburn 6-1 207 Sr. Columbia, S.C.
LB Moses Osemwegie Vanderbilt 6-0 228 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
LB Freddie Roach Alabama 6-2 239 Sr. Killen, Ala.
DB LaRon Landry LSU 6-2 187 Jr. Ama, La.
DB Jason Allen Tennessee 6-2 202 Sr. Muscle Shoals, Ala.
DB Ko Simpson South Carolina 6-1 199 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
DB *Greg Blue Georgia 6-2 214 Sr. College Park, Ga.
DB *Roman Harper Alabama 6-1 197 Sr. Prattville, Ala.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Claude Wroten LSU 6-3 293 Sr. Bastrop, La.
DL Willie Evans Miss. State 6-2 259 Sr. Waynesboro, Miss.
DL Parys Haralson Tennessee 6-2 248 Sr. Flora, Miss.
LB Omar Gaither Tennessee 6-2 230 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
LB Antarrious Williams Auburn 5-11 206 Sr. Columbus, Ga.
LB Earl Everett Florida 6-2 224 Jr. Webster, Fla.
LB Kevin Simon Tennessee 5-11 234 Sr. Walnut Creek, Calif.
DB Charlie Peprah Alabama 5-11 193 Sr. Plano, Texas
DB Jarvis Herring Florida 5-11 201 Jr. Opelika, Ala.
DB *Tim Jennings Georgia 5-8 178 Sr. Orangeburg, S.C.
DB *Demetrice Webb Florida 5-11 190 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB *Travis Johnson Ole Miss 6-1 191 Sr. Shannon, Miss.
DB *Muhammad Abdullah Kentucky 6-0 205 Sr. Folkston, Ga.
THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Quentin Groves Auburn 6-3 245 So. Greenville, Miss.
DL Kyle Williams LSU 6-2 295 Sr. Ruston, La.
DL Kedric Golston Georgia 6-4 292 Sr. Tyrone, Ga.
LB Pierre Brown Arkansas 6-0 227 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
LB Brandon Siler Florida 6-2 230 So. Orlando, Fla.
LB Quinton Culberson Miss. State 6-0 228 Jr. Jackson, Miss.
LB *Cameron Vaughn LSU 6-4 237 Sr. Terrytown, La.
LB *Patrick Willis Ole Miss 6-2 230 Jr. Bruceton, Tenn.
DB DeMario Minter Georgia 6-0 198 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DB Kevin Dockery Miss. State 5-10 185 Sr. Hernando, Miss.
DB *Trumaine McBride Ole Miss 5-10 180 Jr. Clarksdale, Miss.
DB *Anthony Madison Alabama 5-9 180 Sr. Thomasville, Ala.
DB *Ronnie Prude LSU 5-11 182 Sr. Shreveport, La.
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
PK John Vaughn Auburn 6-1 201 Jr. Brentwood, Tenn.
P Kody Bliss Auburn 5-11 177 Jr. Brentwood, Tenn.
RS Skyler Green LSU 5-10 195 Sr. Westwego, La.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
PK James Wilhoit Tennessee 5-10 198 Jr. Hendersonville, Tenn.
P Eric Wilbur Florida 6-2 192 Jr. Winter Park, Fla.
RS Tyrone Prothro Alabama 5-8 176 Jr. Heflin, Ala.
THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
PK *Josh Brown South Carolina 6-3 203 Sr. Clarksburg, Md.
PK *Taylor Begley Kentucky 6-0 200 Sr. Danville, Ky.
P Gordon Ely-Kelso Georgia 6-2 234 Jr. Athens, Ga.
RS Tre Smith Auburn 5-10 199 Jr. Venice, Fla.