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Tide has Six Players Named to Preseason All-SEC Team


Friday, August 05, 2005 has announced its 2005 Preseason All-SEC Team and the Crimson Tide was represented by six players.

Alabama was led by senior linebacker DeMeco Ryans (6-2, 232, Bessemer) and junior kickoff specialist Tyrone Prothro (5-8, 176, Heflin) who were both named first-team; Ryans to the first team defense and Prothro to the first team special teams.

Junior running back Kenneth Darby (5-11, 205, Huntsville), along with sophomore defensive end Wallace Gilberry (6-2, 251, Bay Minette), senior linebacker Freddie Roach (6-2, 239, Killen) and senior safety Charlie Peprah (5-11, 193, Plano, Texas) were all named to the second team.

The Crimson Tide will open camp on Tuesday, August 9 in preparation for the season opening game against Middle Tennessee State on September 3.