Tigers Place Two On All-Freshman Team

Auburn, Ala.--The honors continue to roll in for the Auburn football players this week as two of the Tigers' freshmen were named to the SEC Coaches All-Freshman Team on Thursday.

Former quarterback turned wide receiver Courtney Taylor from Carrollton, Ala. was named to the offensive team while 6-4, 207 Opelika native Will Herring was named to the defensive squad by the SEC coaches.

Taylor, a 6-2 athlete who showed a lot of potential with his great hands and playmaking ability, played in all 12 games for the Tigers and finished second on the team in receiving with 33 reception for 366 yards.

Herring, who became a big time playmaker for the Tigers' defense late in the season, finished sixth on the team in tackles with 44 stops 1.5 for a loss, four passes defended and a fumble recovery. The safety also finished second on the team with two interceptions, one each in wins over Mississippi State and archrival Alabama.

The offensive team includes the likes of Florida quarterback Chris Leak, who was named SEC freshman of the year, Tennessee offensive lineman Aaron Sears, South Carolina running back Demetris Summers and Mississippi State offensive lineman Donovan Davis.

Along with Herring on the defensive team are Georgia defensive lineman Quentin Moses, Florida linebacker Channing Crowder, Alabama linebacker Juwan Garth and Mississippi State defensive back Quinton Culberson.

Leading the way with five selections was Eastern Division co-champion Florida while Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt each had three selections. Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and Mississippi State had two and Alabama and South Carolina each had one.


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