Gamecocks honored on All-SEC Coaches Team
This story originally published on GamecockPride.com
Ace Sanders
GamecockAnthem.com
Posted Dec 4, 2012


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.

2012 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)  

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
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
 
DEFENSE
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
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Florida   
        
P –  Kyle Christy, Florida  
 
RS –  Ace Sanders, South Carolina  
 
SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
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
 
DEFENSE
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
         
SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -  Drew Alleman, LSU
 
P -  * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
      * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt
 
RS –  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee  



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