Two Gators named to Freshman All-SEC Team

Florida put two players on the Freshman All-SEC Team that was released on Thursday.

Quarterback Treon Harris and defensive back Jalen Tabor were voted by the league’s coaches to the 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team.

Harris took over as the Florida starting quarterback before the Gators defeated Georgia in Jacksonville. He completed 50 percent (50-100) of his passes this season, throwing for 896 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Harris posted an efficiency rating of 142.36. The freshman also added 291 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Tabor played in all 11 games with four starts for Florida while totaling 28 tackles, four tackles for a loss, two sacks, one interception and seven pass breakups. Tabor also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His best game of the year came in his first career start at Tennessee when he recorded a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery while playing well in coverage in Knoxville.

The highlight play for Tabor’s year was a one-handed interception late in the game against Vanderbilt.

LSU led the league with four selections and five schools had at least three players selection. Georgia running back Nick Chubb was named SEC Freshman of the Year.

Florida will get back on the practice field next week to begin preparations for its game against East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl on January 3 at 1 p.m. Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin will serve as the interim head coach for the game after Will Muschamp coached his final game in the regular season finale loss to Florida State.

New coach Jim McElwain will not be on the sideline when the Gators play, but he will get to watch the team practice next week if he would like. McElwain has spent this week all over the southeast talking to recruits, but he has not named any of his assistant coaches at this point.

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