SEC: Nine Gators picked for All-SEC team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Florida football team was chosen to finish second in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division by media members in attendance at the 2005 SEC Football Media Days, the league announced on Friday. Additionally, nine members of the UF squad were chosen to All-SEC units equaling Tennessee for the most representatives by any school.

The voters selected Mike Degory (Sr., C, Palm Bay, Fla.), Chad Jackson (Jr., WR, Hoover, Ala.) and Chris Leak (Jr., QB, Charlotte, N.C.) to the first-team All-SEC offense as UF was the only team in the league to have three on the unit. Randy Hand (Sr., OL, Ft. Myers, Fla.) and Andre Caldwell (Jr., WR, Tampa, Fla.) were named to the second-team offense.

Brandon Siler (So., LB, Orlando, Fla.), Earl Everett (Jr., LB, Webster, Fla.) and Dee Webb (Jr., DB, Jacksonville, Fla.) were picked for the second-team defense.

Eric Wilbur (Jr., P, Winter Park, Fla.) represented UF as well as he was a second-team special teams honoree.

Tennessee totaled 49 of 87 first place votes to lead the Eastern Division, while the Gators had 29 and Georgia had nine. In the Western Division, LSU had 62 of 87 while Alabama and Auburn each had 12 and Ole Miss had one. Overall, 37 of the 87 voters selected Tennessee as the SEC Champion. UF received 21 votes to win the title and LSU had 16. Georgia (6), Auburn (4), Alabama (2) and Ole Miss (1) rounded out the list.


SEC Champion - Tennessee (37), Florida (21), LSU (16), Georgia (6), Auburn (4), Alabama (2), Ole Miss (1).

Eastern Division
1.      Tennessee (49)          134
2.      Florida (29)            161
3.      Georgia (9)             202
4.      South Carolina          347
5.      Vanderbilt              401
6.      Kentucky                492

Western Division
1.      LSU (62)                121
2.      Auburn (12)             192
3.      Alabama (12)            215
4.      Arkansas                377
5.      Ole Miss (1)            439
6.      Mississippi State       478

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