Last season, UT had five players named to the preseason team. Hefney has been a preseason selection the past two seasons and in 2006 he was a preseason second-team choice. In 2006, only 10 of the 25 players named to the preseason first-team also made the postseason first-team.
Tennessee's six selections were tied for third-most in the conference. The Vols' three first-team selections tied for second-most. LSU led all teams with 12 honorees and six first-team picks. Arkansas running back Darren McFadden was the only unanimous selection. Coaches could not vote for their own players so unanimous selections would appear on the other 11 ballots.
This is the fourth year of the SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Football Team. It is released in advance of the 2007 SEC Football Media Days, which takes place July 25-27 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. Media in attendance at SEC Football Media Days will vote on their own All-SEC team and a predicted order of finish for the league.