Seven Vols preseason All-SEC

Tennessee placed seven players on the 2009 SEC Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Football Teams, announced Thursday by the league office.

Junior Eric Berry is a first-team selection at defensive back, while four Vols made the second team and two more claimed third-team honors.

A trio of senior offensive linemen was recognized. Tackle Chris Scott and center Josh McNeil earned second-team status and guard Jacques McClendon was a third-team pick. Junior wide receiver Gerald Jones also made the preseason third team, while defensive specialists Dan Williams and Rico McCoy were second-team selections at defensive line and linebacker, respectively.

Berry also learned recently that he is included on the 2009 Playboy All-America team, which is being released the middle of next month.

The Vols open fall practice Aug. 4 at Haslam Field.

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