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SEC blog All-Freshman Team

12/14/2011

The coaches have spoken with their own SEC All-Freshman team, so we here at the SEC blog decided to come up with our own team.

We couldn't fit all of the youngsters on the list, and some tough cuts had to be made.

Honestly, our list wasn't much different from the coaches' list. There were a couple of changes, but nothing extreme.

One tough cut we made was Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd. He was Vandy's second wide receiver, catching 29 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. He had a very solid first year in Nashville, Tenn., but we decided to go with LSU's Odell Beckham, who caught seven more passes and had 33 more yards. Although, Boyd had five more touchdowns. In the end, we felt he was more valuable to LSU's offense this season.

LSU also led the way with five selections, while Tennessee was second with four selections.

Here's our freshman team:

OFFENSE

QB -- Maxwell Smith, Kentucky

RB -- Kenny Hilliard, LSU

RB -- Isaiah Crowell, Georgia

WR -- Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

WR -- Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU

TE -- Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi State

OL -- Chaz Green, Florida

OL -- Marcus Jackson, Tennessee

OL - A.J. Cann, South Carolina

OL -- Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

C -- Reese Dismukes, Auburn

DEFENSE

DL -- Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

DL -- Anthony Johnson, LSU

DL -- Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina

DL -- Trey Flowers, Arkansas

LB -- A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

LB -- Curt Maggitt, Tennessee

LB -- Serderius Bryant, Ole Miss

CB -- Marcus Roberson, Florida

CB -- Tevin Mitchel, Arkansas

S -- Brian Randolph, Tennessee

S -- Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama

SPECIAL TEAMS

K -- James Hairston, LSU (He handled kickoff duties for the Tigers.)

P -- Brad Wing, LSU

RS -- Tre Mason, Auburn