The AP selected a first-team, second-team offense and defense along with honorable mention, while the coaches select first- and second-team all-stars.
On the offensive side of the ball, University of Alabama offensive guard Justin Smiley was honored as a member of the first-team AP All-SEC team, while Wesley Britt and Shaud Williams were named to the second-team AP. In the coaches' selections, Britt was selected to the first-team and Williams was named a second-team All-SEC offensive player.
Defensive standouts Antwan Odom and Derrick Pope both garnered first-team All-SEC honors for the Crimson Tide in the coaches' picks as well. Sophomore DeMeco Ryans was an AP second-team pick, Odom was an AP honorable mention.
Smiley (6-4, 293, Jr., Ellabell, Georgia) has 35 career starts for the Crimson Tide, ranking just ahead of fellow offensive lineman Wesley Britt who has 33. Smiley and Britt were named to several pre-season All-America lists.
Although he missed two games with a foot sprain, Smiley was instrumental in helping the Crimson Tide to 2,067 rushing yards in 2003, the fourth highest total in the SEC. Smiley had 785 snaps on the season, and he played an incredible 108 snaps in the five overtime game against Tennessee.
Britt (6-8, 313, Jr., Cullman, Alabama) had 38 knockdown blocks in nine games in 2003, including a season-high nine against Ole Miss and six each against Arkansas and Southern Miss. He played a total of 561 snaps on the season, including a season-high 85 against Kentucky. Britt sustained a broken left leg in the Tennessee game, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season.
Williams (5-8, 191, Sr., Andrews, Texas) leads the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards (1,367) and rushing attempts (280), and scored a league-leading 16 touchdowns (14 rushing, two receiving) in 2003. He is also one of eight semifinalists for the 2003 Doak Walker award, and the only semifinalist from the SEC. The annual award has recognized the top running back in college football since 1990.
The Crimson Tide tailback earned SEC player-of-the-week honors twice in 2003, once after a two-touchdown effort in Alabama's season-opener, and another after a 174-yard, three-touchdown performance against Kentucky in the 27-17 Crimson Tide victory.
Williams is scheduled to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Alabama on December 15.
Odom (6-5, 277, Jr., Bayou LaBatre, Alabama) was a starter in every game this season at defensive end, and finished the year with a team-leading eight sacks. His sack total also ranks second in the SEC. He also had 9.5 stops behind the line for 65 yards and a team-high 24 quarterback pressures. He has forced two fumbles and had four pass break-ups.
Pope (6-0, 226, Sr., Galveston, Texas) started for the Tide in the ten games. An injury in the Georgia game limited Pope to just 12 snaps against the Bulldogs. He missed the Southern Miss game and played just 21 snaps against Ole Miss. He returned to the starting lineup against Tennessee and played 79 snaps. Pope had 105 tackles, five sacks for 35 yards, nine tackles for loss of 45 yards and five quarterback pressures. He had double-figure tackle games against Oklahoma (17), Northern Illinois (14), Arkansas (14) and Hawaii (10).
Ryans (6-2, 225, So., Bessemer, Alabama) was the Tide's leading tackler with 126 total tackles. The linebacker set the school record for single game tackles with 25 against Arkansas. The old record (24) was held by Mike Hall vs. Clemson in 1968. A 13-game starter, Ryans posted double-digit games against Oklahoma (16), Arkansas (25) and Southern Miss (13), Tennessee (13) and Auburn (10). He is one of 11 players to amass 100-plus tackles in a single season.
The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.
SEC Champion LSU and Eastern Division co-champions Florida, Georgia and Tennessee each had seven representatives on the 2003 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team, the league announced on Tuesday.
Nine of the 12 SEC schools each had at least two members of the first-team All-SEC squad. Arkansas led all schools with four first team selections. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss each had three first-team selections while Kentucky and Tennessee each had two members on the first-team. Miss. State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt were not represented on the first team.
Tennessee had five members on the second-team followed by Florida, Georgia, and LSU with four players each. Arkansas had two players and Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miss. State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt each had one player on the second-team.
Arkansas' junior offensive tackle Shawn Andrews, Auburn senior outside linebacker Karlos Dansby, Auburn junior running back Carnell Williams and Tennessee junior punter Dustin Colquitt were unanimous selections to the All-SEC squad. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players, thus a unanimous selection earns 11 of 12 first-team votes.
Andrews, Kentucky senior offensive lineman Antonio Hall, Alabama junior offensive lineman Wesley Britt, Georgia defensive lineman David Pollack, LSU defensive back Corey Webster and Kentucky return specialist Derek Abney were repeat first-team selections from last season.
The All-SEC squad had 15 first-team seniors, 11 were underclassmen, including 10 juniors and one sophomore. Georgia inside linebacker Odell Thurman was the only sophomore on the first unit. On the second-team, 11 seniors were selected, seven juniors and seven sophomores and one freshman. Florida inside linebacker Channing Crowder was the only freshman on the second-team.
Coaches First Team All-SEC Offfense
TE Ben Troupe Florida 6-4 262 Sr. Augusta, Ga. OL Shawn Andrews Arkansas 6-6 353 Jr. Camden, Ark. OL Max Starks Florida 6-7 349 Sr. Orlando, Fla. OL Antonio Hall Kentucky 6-5 302 Sr. Canton, Ohio OL Wesley Britt Alabama 6-8 312 Jr. Cullman, Ala. C Scott Wells Tennessee 6-2 300 Sr. Spring Hill, Tenn. WR Michael Clayton LSU 6-4 200 Jr. Baton Rouge, La. WR Chris Collins Ole Miss 6-2 190 Sr. Gloster, Miss. QB Eli Manning Ole Miss 6-5 218 Sr. New Orleans, La. RB Carnell Williams Auburn 5-11 204 Jr. Attalla, Ala. RB Cedric Cobbs Arkansas 6-1 225 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
Coaches First Team All-SEC Defense
DL David Pollack Georgia 6-3 278 Jr. Snellville, Ga. DL Chad Lavalais LSU 6-3 289 Sr. Marksville, La. DL Antwan Odom Alabama 6-5 273 Jr. Bayou LaBatre, Ala. OLB Karlos Dansby Auburn 6-5 235 Sr. Birmingham, Ala. OLB Derrick Pope Alabama 6-0 223 Sr. Galveston, Texas ILB Dontarrious Thomas Auburn 6-4 238 Sr. Perry, Ga. ILB Odell Thurman Georgia 6-1 225 So. Monticello, Ga. DB Corey Webster LSU 6-0 197 Sr. Vacherie, La. DB Keiwan Ratliff Florida 5-10 178 Sr. Columbus, Ohio DB Ahmad Carroll Arkansas 5-11 191 Jr. Atlanta, Ga. DB Tony Bua Arkansas 5-11 210 Sr. River Ridge, La. DB Sean Jones Georgia 6-2 212 Jr. Atlanta, Ga.
Coaches First Team All-SEC Special Teams
P Dustin Colquitt Tennessee 6-2 196 Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. PK Jonathan Nichols Ole Miss 6-0 180 Jr. Greenwood, Miss. RS Derek Abney Kentucky 5-10 175 Sr. Mosinee, Wisc.
Coaches Second Team All-SEC Offense
TE Jason Peters Arkansas 6-5 320 Jr. Queen City, Texas OL Stephen Peterman LSU 6-4 325 Sr. Waveland, Miss. OL Max Jean-Gilles Georgia 6-4 348 So. Miami, Fla. OL Michael Munoz Tennessee 6-6 305 Jr. Mason, Ohio OL Travelle Wharton South Carolina 6-4 315 Sr. Fountain Inn, S.C. C Mike Degory Florida 6-5 309 So. Palm Bay, Fla. WR Devery Henderson LSU 6-0 190 Sr. Opelousas, La. WR Justin Jenkins Miss. State 6-1 210 Sr. Pearl, Miss. QB David Greene Georgia 6-3 230 Jr. Snellville, Ga. QB Matt Mauck LSU 6-2 217 Jr. Jasper, Ind. RB Shaud Williams Alabama 5-8 189 Sr. Andrews, Texas RB Cedric Houston Tennessee 6-0 215 Jr. Clarendon, Ark.
Coaches Second Team All-SEC Defense
DL Jovan Haye Vanderbilt 6-3 255 So. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. DL Reggie Torbor Auburn 6-3 242 Sr. Baton Rouge, La. DL Bobby McCray Florida 6-6 245 Sr. Miami, Fla. OLB Kevin Burnett Tennessee 6-3 235 Jr. Carson, Calif. OLB Kevin Simon Tennessee 5-11 225 So. Walnut Creek, Calif. ILB Caleb Miller Arkansas 6-3 220 Sr. Sulphur Springs, Texas ILB Channing Crowder Florida 6-2 236 Fr. Atlanta, Ga. DB Daryl Dixon Florida 5-10 190 Sr. New Smyrna Beach, Fla. DB Gibril Wilson Tennessee 6-1 190 Sr. San Jose, Calif. DB Thomas Davis Georgia 6-1 220 So. Shellman, Ga. DB Muhammad Abdullah Kentucky 6-0 200 So. Folkston, Ga.
Coaches Second Team All-SEC Special Teams
P Cody Ridgeway Ole Miss 6-1 190 Jr. Jackson, Tenn. PK Billy Bennett Georgia 5-8 175 Sr. Athens, Ga. RS Skyler Green LSU 5-9 189 So. Westwego, La.