Nine Bama Football Players Named SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC 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.
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)