Gamecocks honored on All-SEC Coaches Team

South Carolina has several players selected to the All-SEC Coaches team for the 2012 season. Jadeveon Clowney and Ace Sanders lead the first team honors for the Gamecocks with three other players making the second team.

Another day, another host of honors for the Gamecocks.

The SEC announced its All-SEC Coaches team on Tuesday and the Gamecocks find themselves making their marks on the first and second team.

Headlining the first team for the Gamecocks are defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders. Clowney was named first team defensive lineman while Ace Sanders was named first team return specialist.

Clowney, the 6-6, 256-pound sophomore, finished the regular season second in tackles for loss (21.5) and in sacks (13.0). Both of these are single-season records at South Carolina. Sanders set the single-season record for punt return yardage in a season with 363 yards. He was the leading punt returner in the conference with 14.5 yards per return.

South Carolina placed three players on the second team and they are Ace Sanders, T.J. Johnson and D.J. Swearinger. Sanders was named the second team all-purpose player, Johnson was the second team center on offense and Swearinger was one of the four second team defensive backs.

The conference will release individual awards on Wednesday and the All-Freshman team will be announced on Thursday.

(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)  

TE -  Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
OL -  Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
        Chance Warmack, Alabama
        D.J. Fluker, Alabama
        Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
C -    Barrett Jones, Alabama
WR -  Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
         Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
QB -  Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB -  Mike Gillislee, Florida
         Eddie Lacy, Alabama
AP -  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
        Sam Montgomery, LSU
        Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
        Sharrif Floyd, Florida
LB - Jarvis Jones, Georgia
        C.J. Mosley, Alabama
        Kevin Minter, LSU
DB - Dee Milliner, Alabama
       Matt Elam, Florida
       Eric Reid, LSU
       Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Florida   
P –  Kyle Christy, Florida  
RS –  Ace Sanders, South Carolina  
TE - Jordan Reed, Florida 
OL - Larry Warford, Kentucky
       Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
       Chris Burnette, Georgia
       Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
C -  T.J. Johnson, South Carolina
WR - Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
        Justin Hunter, Tennessee
QB -  AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB -  Todd Gurley, Georgia
         Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
AP -  Ace Sanders, South Carolina
DL -  Barkevious Mingo, LSU
        Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
        John Jenkins, Georgia
        Corey Lemonier, Auburn

LB -  A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
        Jon Bostic, Florida
        *Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State
        *Alec Ogletree, Georgia
DB - D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina
        Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
        Robert Lester, Alabama
        Darius Slay, Mississippi State
PK -  Drew Alleman, LSU
P -  * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
      * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt
RS –  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee  

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