Houston, but not Green, named first-team All-SEC by media (w/ full teams)

Outside linebacker Justin Houston, who leads the SEC in sacks, was the only Georgia player named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press today.

A.J. Green, you ask?

The wide receiver was one of four Georgia players named second-team All-SEC in the AP vote. The others: offensive lineman Clint Boling, inside linebacker Akeem Dent and placekicker Blair Walsh.

Green, an AP first-team All-SEC selection the previous two seasons, was suspended from the first four games this season by the NCAA for selling his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000.  South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery and Alabama’s  Julio Jones were named the first-team All-SEC wide receivers. Jeffery has 79 catches for 1,387 yards and nine touchdowns this season; Jones, 75 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns; Green, 49 catches for 771 yards and nine TD’s.

Georgia punter Drew Butler was not selected to the first or second team despite being one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award. Butler won the award, which recognizes the nation’s top punter, last year.  The punters named to the AP’s All-SEC teams, Florida’s Chas Henry (first team) and Ole Miss’ Tyler Campbell (second team), are both averaging 46.4 yards per punt this season. Butler is averaging 44.7.

Houston — a junior who, like Green, is considering entering the 2011 NFL draft — has 10 sacks and 18 1/2 tackles for loss this season.

Here are the AP’s first- and second-team All-SEC selections (unanimous selections denoted by *):

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR – Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, 6-4, 233, So.

WR – Julio Jones, Alabama, 6-4, 220, Jr.

L – *Lee Ziemba, Auburn, 6-8, 319, Sr.

L – Derek Sherrod, Mississippi St., 6-6, 305, Sr.

L – Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-4, 301, So.

L – DeMarcus Love, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.

C – Ryan Pugh, Auburn, 6-4, 297, Sr.

TE – *D.J. Williams, Arkansas, 6-2, 251, Sr.

QB – *Cam Newton, Auburn, 6-6, 250, Jr.

RB – *Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Fr.

RB – Knile Davis, Arkansas, 6-0, 220, So.

K – *Josh Jasper, LSU, 5-11, 171, Sr.

All-Purpose – Randall Cobb, Kentucky, 5-11, 186, Jr.

Defense

T – *Nick Fairley, Auburn, 6-5, 298, Jr.

T – *Drake Nevis, LSU, 6-2, 285, Sr.

E – Devin Taylor, South Carolina, 6-7, 249, So.

E/OLB – Justin Houston, Georgia, 6-3, 258, Jr.

LB – Kelvin Sheppard, LSU, 6-3, 240, Sr.

LB – Chris White, Mississippi St., 6-4, 245, Sr.

LB – Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, 6-1, 223, Jr.

CB – *Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.

CB – Janoris Jenkins, Florida, 5-11, 184, Jr.

S – Ahmad Black, Florida, 5-9, 190, Sr.

S – Mark Barron, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Jr.

P – Chas Henry, Florida, 6-3, 215, Sr.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR – Randall Cobb, Kentucky, 5-11, 186, Jr.

WR – A.J. Green, Georgia, 6-4, 212, Jr.

L – Byron Isom, Auburn, 6-3, 302, Sr.

L – Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 329, So.

L – Joseph Barksdale, LSU, 6-6, 318, Sr.

L – Clint Boling, Georgia, 6-5, 315, Sr.

L – James Carpenter, Alabama, 6-5, 300, Sr.

L – Bradley Sowell, Mississippi, 6-7, 315, Jr.

C – Mike Pouncey, Florida, 6-4, 310, Sr.

TE – Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 245, Jr.

QB – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas, 6-6, 238, Jr.

RB – Stevan Ridley, LSU, 6-0, 226, Jr.

RB – Mark Ingram, Alabama, 5-10, 215, Jr.

K – Blair Walsh, Georgia, 5-10, 183, Jr.

All-Purpose – Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.

Defense

T – Marcell Dareus, Alabama, 6-4, 306, Jr.

T – Malik Jackson, Tennessee, 6-5, 265, Jr.

E – Jake Bequette, Arkansas, 6-5, 271, Jr.

E – Antoine Carter, Auburn, 6-4, 256, Sr.

LB – Josh Bynes, Auburn, 6-2, 235, Sr.

LB – Akeem Dent, Georgia, 6-2, 233, Sr.

LB – Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, 6-4, 260, So.

CB – Morris Claiborne, LSU, 6-0, 177, So.

CB – Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, 6-1, 189, So.

CB – Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt, 5-11, 188, Jr.

CB – Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee, 6-1, 181, So.

S – Robert Lester, Alabama, 6-2, 206, So.

S – Tramain Thomas, Arkansas, 6-0, 198, Jr.

P – Tyler Campbell, Mississippi, 6-2, 210, So.

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi St., 5-11, 215, Jr.; Brandon Bolden, RB, Mississippi, 5-11, 215, Jr.; Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama, 6-3, 225, Sr.; Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee, 5-11, 213, Jr.; William Vlachos, C, Alabama, 6-1, 289, Jr.

Defense

Jonathan Cornell, LB, Mississippi, 6-1, 235, Sr.; Zac Etheridge, S, Auburn, 6-0, 213, Sr.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Cam Newton, Auburn

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nick Fairley, Auburn

COACH OF THE YEAR

Gene Chizik, Auburn

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

209 comments Add your comment

Common Sense

December 6th, 2010
5:08 pm

A.J. DOES NOT EVEN DESERVE 2ND TEAM.

Mr. Rolling Cooler Cooler Roller

December 6th, 2010
5:09 pm

That much talent and 6-6 wow thats really coachin em up!!

81Dawg

December 6th, 2010
5:09 pm

AJ missing the first 4 games is the only reason he is not 1st team. Nobody in the NFL would take those other 2 over him.

Mr. Rolling Cooler Cooler Roller

December 6th, 2010
5:11 pm

AJ is first team for the Jersey sellers otherwise known as Dumba$$es. And I am a dawg fan.

The Grinch

December 6th, 2010
5:13 pm

True, 81Dawg, but you also shouldn’t get those awards based on talent alone. It’s his fault he wasn’t around enough to put up better numbers.

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED!

December 6th, 2010
5:14 pm

45-42, on a special November night two years ago.

bologna

December 6th, 2010
5:17 pm

aaron murray was a way more impressive freshman that lattimore he is about to break georgia’s single season touchdown record, this is horse manure, im callin conspiracy, this is all a hoaxxx!!!!

funny...

December 6th, 2010
5:17 pm

So AJ misses four games and he’s not on the first team.

Nick Fairley plays dirty and he’s defensive player of the year. LOL

In The Know

December 6th, 2010
5:20 pm

This is a joke and everybody in the NFL that follows college football and the SEC knows it.The AP writers that vote on this don’t know sh-t from shineolla…if they think Jeffery deserves first team over Green….Jeffery’s better than Jones but not even close to Greens skill as a wide receiver…..and to not even place Butler on either the first or second team?……come on man!….. are you kidding me? Who are these writers?….Like I said before they don’t know sh-t from shineolla!

Mr. Rolling Cooler Cooler Roller

December 6th, 2010
5:20 pm

Bulldawg Richie

December 6th, 2010
5:21 pm

Fair enough. Hopefully this is incentive for AJ to come back next year, play a full season and rack up on All SEC and All American honors. Maybe even make a run at the Heisman. I doubt it though.

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED!

December 6th, 2010
5:22 pm

Hey dopes, check the numbers, AJG’s stats are not close to the 1st team receivers’. Statistics, not potential, are how players are measured when it comes to doling out awards.

al.com

December 6th, 2010
5:29 pm

I guess” funny” is clueless !

Joe B.

December 6th, 2010
5:34 pm

Apparently, none of the writers actually watch games. Mark Barron was HORRIBLE this year. All hype.

Alabama Bulldawg

December 6th, 2010
5:35 pm

‘Greatest Game’-How is Green’s statistics not equal/better than at least the ones of Jones?? Green demolishes him. Green even has more TDs in less games. And his receiving average is better against better teams than Julio Jones.

oakwood awg

December 6th, 2010
5:35 pm

It is not just stats but also the wins and losses. If the dawgs had won 10 games you can bet we would have had several players on the 1st team.

Will Dawg

December 6th, 2010
5:39 pm

Common sense go back to your day job at 680 the fan. We know it’s you Kincade.
If you had any sense you’d laugh at this crap. Jeffrey yes a 1st teamer. JJ takes so many plays off you would mistake him for TO.

Yoda Dawg

December 6th, 2010
5:46 pm

First I am- Too quick I must be. Missing four games a big deal it is- First team it does cost you. Correct you are Mr. 81Dawg. Missing four games is only reason it is. May the Force be with you. light sabers are cool they are.

Yoda Dawg

December 6th, 2010
5:50 pm

Everyone wrong you are- Sense no one makes. teach I will.

4th and Long Gone

December 6th, 2010
5:55 pm

It would be nice to think that AJ might come back to make 1st team SEC … however, I think the chance to make his first million might be a little stronger.

Who cares?

December 6th, 2010
5:58 pm

I think the representation (or lack there of) for UGA players is not only appropriate, but very indicitive of their lousy season. Dawg fans will find anything to whine about and blog about it seems. Wins some games and then come back and complain, until then … shut it.

Paul in RDU

December 6th, 2010
6:04 pm

If both teams as picked played, the 2nd team would beat the 1st. The 2nd team has 13 players on both sides of the ball while the 1st team has the usual 11.

Yoda Dawg

December 6th, 2010
6:04 pm

4th and long gone correct you are. million might be a little stronger it is. wise beyond your years you are. much training you will need

Dylan

December 6th, 2010
6:11 pm

How in the world did Drew Butler not get on their?! Was his average down or did he just not punt that many times?

tide roll

December 6th, 2010
6:16 pm

James Carpenter and Byron Isom All-Sec 2nd team offensive line. Both Georgia boys. For the voters to ignore Chance Warmack out of Westlake, who starts at left guard for the Crimson Tide and Roke Watkins out of Creekside who starts at right guard for South Carolina is a joke. And Petrino ought to fire the Arkansas SID for failing to get recognition for Ray Dominguez, the Hogs starting left tackle out of Bainbridge. Look for A. J. Hawkins out of MLK who starts as a freshman at center for Ole Miss. and Jujuan James out of N. Gwinnett who starts at Right Tackle for Tennessee to be named to the SEC all-freshman team and I’ll be shocked if James isn’t named Freshman All-America. This is starting to be a joke. Searles goes to Memphis to sign some tub of lard, while Bama cruises down to Moultrie to land their next stud OT: Xzavier Ward, a 6′6″ 260lb. OT from Colquitt County, who are in the finals this weekend. No wonder Florida has won 19 out of 21 !

collegeballfan

December 6th, 2010
6:21 pm

“Nobody in the NFL would take those other 2 over him.”

Betcha real money! Every NFL team will take Jones or Jeffery over Green. The knock on Green, deserved or not, is that he is not durable.
Jones and Jeffery are bigger, stronger and just as fast. But maybe not as quick. And both can take a beating and play next week.

SuperB

December 6th, 2010
6:31 pm

ANY All-SEC or even All-America team without the nation’s best WR is bogus. A. J. Green is not only the best WR in the nation this year– he is the best ever–ever in the SEC. See where the real money (the NFL) drafts Green compared with Jeffrey, Jones or ANY OTHER wide receiver this year. Oh yeah, Drew Butler also got screwed in this joke of an all-star team! No reasonable coach would take any other punter in CFB over Butler.

SuperB

December 6th, 2010
6:34 pm

To “collegeball fan”" I will bet you ANY amount you want to bet that Green will be drafted ahead of Jones or Jeffrey. You name the amount, we’ll meet at any bank you pick. Name the amount. And I am talking about some REAL MONEY!

Frank Lane

December 6th, 2010
6:35 pm

Lockout could keep Green at UGA and Newton at Auburn for another year.

Paul in RDU

December 6th, 2010
6:38 pm

I thought the All-SEC team is based on performance on the field, not on how high you are going to get drafted in the NFL.
AJ, is a great player, who will likely be the 1st WR taken in the 2011 draft, but the fact is that he missed 4 games in 2010 because of his own stupidity/selfishness. I’ve seen postings by UGA fans this year that said that UGA would have won a couple more games if AJ had played. If you believe that, you have to say that AJ’s behavior cost UGA wins – hardly what you expect from an All-SEC player.

tide roll

December 6th, 2010
6:39 pm

God I love dudes!!! julio is going to stay now that i ve offered my services to him. god i love men

Tim Tucker

December 6th, 2010
6:39 pm

Dylan: The AP’s All-SEC punters, Florida’s Chas Henry (first team) and Ole Miss’ Tyler Campbell (second team), are both averaging 46.4 yards. Butler is averaging 44.7 this season. He averaged 48.1 last season.

kevin

December 6th, 2010
6:41 pm

collegeballfan,

I will piggyback what SuperB said and take that bet. And, while Jeffrey and Jones are stronger, Green has better hands, is more athletic, is quicker and is the best route runner in college football. Jones and Jeffrey will be great in the NFL, I think…but Green is the best receiver to come out since Calvin Johnson…and, sorry GT fans, he’s better.

Paul in RDU

December 6th, 2010
6:45 pm

Tim – Any reason that there are 13 players on the 2nd team on both O and D?

Reggie Balls

December 6th, 2010
6:50 pm

i see you dawg fans will cry about anything and everything.LOSERS

Sanford Drive

December 6th, 2010
6:50 pm

Chip,

Assuming Cam Newton does indeed leave after this season, do you see anybody beating out Aaron Murray for 1st Team All SEC come Media Days next July??

I don’t.

kevin

December 6th, 2010
6:51 pm

Reggie Balls,

We are not crying about losing 9 of 10.

Sleeper Service

December 6th, 2010
6:59 pm

The guys just haven’t played as well as expected this year. I’m surprised anyone made it to be honest and Green really did mess that up for his own self. All you can do is look at his numbers and wonder what could have been.

JNitro

December 6th, 2010
7:01 pm

collegeballfan, Jones (broken hand and all) . . . durable… really… SuperB is going to take your money. . .

SEC1

December 6th, 2010
7:01 pm

AJ:

You are a great player and will do well in the NFL. It has been a treat to watch you play (as little as we did)

Unfortunately, a poor decision has repercussions – this being one of them.

You will have the last laugh in the end I’m sure…

Bama Man

December 6th, 2010
7:01 pm

Scam and Fairley will one day look back proudly as they play football in prison together one day! Guess daddy will be able to get them out early, right?

Worm

December 6th, 2010
7:14 pm

Cam Newton’s momma took the U out of Ugly and left town with it!

just a fan

December 6th, 2010
7:20 pm

Tim

How is Randall Cobb 1st team all purpose and 2nd team WR has that ever happened before in the SEC?

DDAWG

December 6th, 2010
7:30 pm

CMR & UGA are better at hiding top NFL talent on their roster than the Easter Bunny at hiding Easter Eggs. I feel sure NFL scouts pour over the Georgia roster looking for those diamonds in the rough.

pirtdawg

December 6th, 2010
7:30 pm

1st to “common sense” if you think A.J. doesn’t belong on this list, then follow golf or some other bs sport, cause clearly don’t know a damn thing about college football. 2nd Murray has been arguably more consistent game in game out than Lattimore, he should have been freshman of the year…..common sense…seriously.

George

December 6th, 2010
7:32 pm

Florida and Ole Miss gave their punters more grass to work with. I’m guessing that Nick, Chiz, and Les don’t give a rat’s A$$ that their punters didn’t make this list.

David Granger

December 6th, 2010
7:33 pm

Nice to see Alshon Jeffery get recognized. He’s a fine receiver, but gets under-rated because he’s in the same conference with AJ Green and Julio Jones. I also thought Garcia rated an Honorable Mention at QB. And congratulations to our own Houston, Dent, and Boling.

Kennesaw Dawg

December 6th, 2010
7:35 pm

Nick Fairley, first team dirt-bag cheap shot team.

Dawg89

December 6th, 2010
7:36 pm

I agree that Alshon deserves it. I don’t think Garcia deserves anything but a bus ticket out of Columiba. I bet the ole ball coach feels that same way even if he won’t admit it.

dawgs

December 6th, 2010
7:36 pm

Cam’s father was third team “Show Me the Money”…