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.
2012 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-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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