Pair Of Tigers First Team All-SEC Picks

The coaches have honored six Auburn football players with All-SEC status.

Birmingham, Ala.--Reese Dismukes earned first team all-league honors from the SEC football coaches for a second consecutive year and five other Auburn football players have been honored.

Dismukes is a finalist for the Rimington Award as the nation’s top center as well as a finalist for the Outland Trophy, which is presented annually to the top lineman in college football. Dismukes is a four-year starter for the Tigers.

Another senior, Cameron Artis-Payne, is a first team offensive selection by the coaches. He finished the regular season as the SEC’s top rusher. In his second year at Auburn, the juco transfer has 1,482 rushing yards on 277 carries with 11 touchdowns. He has caught 12 passes for 129 yards.

Artis-Payne followed in the footsteps of teammate Tre Mason, who was a first team All-SEC running back last season.

Quan Bray, a senior wide receiver, has been named to the all-league second team as a return specialist. Bray is averaging 18.1 yards per punt return and has taken two back for touchdowns.

Three other Tigers were selected to the All-SEC Second Team. The group includes junior wide receiver Sammie Coates, senior cornerback Jonathon Mincy and junior cornerback Jonathan Jones.

Coates has 30 catches for 717 yards and four scores. He is averaging 23.9 yards per reception.

Mincy is fourth on the team in total tackles with 63 and has 5 1/2 tackles for 24 yards in losses. He also made one interception.

Jones leads the Tigers in interceptions with six and made 22 solo tackles with 12 assists this season.

The Tigers will wrap up their season with a New Year’s Day matchup vs. Wisconsin at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

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