Alabama Places Two on SEC All-Freshman Football Team

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Cyrus Kouandjio and Vinnie Sunseri (pictured) were named to the SEC All-Freshman Team
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Cyrus Kouandjio and Vinnie Sunseri (pictured) were named to the SEC All-Freshman Team
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Dec. 8, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Cyrus Kouandjio and Vinnie Sunseri were named to the Southeastern Conference Coaches' All-Freshman Team, which the league announced on Thursday.

Kouandjio, a native of Hyattsville, Md., appeared in eight games throughout 2011 before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the second half of the Tennessee game. Playing primarily at left tackle, he helped the Crimson Tide to a No. 15 national ranking in rushing with 219.83 yards per game, a number that puts Alabama first in the SEC.

Sunseri has been an integral part of the Tide's special teams this season and is developing a role on the Tide defense as a safety in passing situations. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native is second on the team with 11 special teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage. Sunseri has 31 total tackles to rank eighth on the team and also plays on the punt return team, where he has recorded several attention-grabbing blocks.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC
OFFENSE
Honorary Captain - Garrett Uekman, Tight End, Arkansas
TE - Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi State
OL - A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OL - Marcus Jackson, Tennessee
OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
OL - Chaz Green, Florida
C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn
WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
WR - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU
QB - Maxwell Smith, Kentucky
RB - Isaiah Crowell, Georgia
RB - Kenny Hilliard, LSU
AP - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

DEFENSE
DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL - Trey Flowers, Arkansas
DL - Anthony Johnson, LSU
DL - Kaleb Eulls, Mississippi State
LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
LB - Curt Maggitt, Tennessee
LB - Serderius Bryant, Mississippi
DB - Brian Randolph, Tennessee
DB - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama
DB - Pop Saunders, Florida
DB - Tevin Mitchel, Arkansas

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK - James Hairston, LSU
P - Brad Wing, LSU
RS - Marquel Wade, Arkansas