Three Dawgs selected to All-SEC Team

Knowshon Moreno

ATHENS - Three players from the University of Georgia's football team were named to the 2007 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' teams, according to an announcement from the league office on Tuesday.

Redshirt freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno headlined the group after being named to the First Team, while both senior center Fernando Velasco and junior linebacker Dannell Ellerbe were Second-Team selections.

The All-SEC squad had 13 first-team seniors and 18 underclassmen, including 11 juniors, six sophomores and one freshman. Moreno was the only freshman on the first team. On the second team, nine seniors were selected, 13 juniors, seven sophomores and three freshmen.

Moreno, a native of Belford, N.J., has rushed for 1,273 yards for an average of 106.1 yards per game and 12 touchdowns. He is the 12th Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards, including six 100-yard games. Moreno's 1,273 yards rank seventh all-time in a single season at Georgia and stands fourth all-time among SEC freshman in a season. He has received several national honors this season.

Velasco, a native of Wrens, Ga., leads the Bulldogs with 25 consecutive starts. He has anchored an offensive line which has allowed only a combined six sacks during Georgia¹s current six-game winning streak. Velasco has also helped the offense pave the way for more than 400 yards in five games this season and has helped the Bulldogs have a 100-yard rusher for six straight games.

Ellerbe, a native of Hamlet, N.C., is Georgia's leading tackler with 85 stops and is second on the Bulldogs with 11 tackles for loss. Ellerbe has started at all three linebacker positions this season and has been a key ingredient to Georgia's six-game winning streak.

The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.

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