SEC players, teams in Herbie Awards

August, 21, 2012
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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit will present his 12th annual Herbie Awards tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Herbstreit is picking the SEC's national championship streak to come to an end this season. He predicts Florida State to defeat USC in the BCS National Championship Game. And in the SEC championship game, Herbstreit has Alabama beating Georgia. His selection for SEC Player of the Year is South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore.

Two of Herbstreit's top five surprise teams for the 2012 season are Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Here's a look at where SEC players and coaches rank in some of Herbstreit's categories:

Best Running Backs
1. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
3. Knile Davis, Arkansas

Top Wide Receivers
4. Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee

Quarterbacks: Pocket Passers
2. Aaron Murray, Georgia
3. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

Quarterbacks: Dual-Threat
4. James Franklin, Missouri

Tight Ends: Best in the Biz
4. Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
5. Chris Gragg, Arkansas

End Game: Defensive Ends
1. Sam Montgomery, LSU
4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
6. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
7. Corey Lemonier, Auburn

Inside Job: Defensive Tackles
3. Jesse Williams, Alabama
5. Bennie Logan, LSU

Got Your Back: Outside Linebackers
1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
5. Jelani Jenkins, Florida

Inside Linebackers
4. Nico Johnson, Alabama

Take Cover: Defensive Backs
3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

Safety First: Top Safeties
1. Eric Reid, LSU
3. Robert Lester, Alabama
4. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

Right To Execute: Most Exciting Players
5. Onterio McCalebb, Auburn

Don't Turn Your Back: Backyard Football
5. Eric Reid, LSU

Dress For Success: Looks The Part
2. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
4. Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee

Off And Running: Ready To Take It To The Next Level
4. Nico Johnson, Alabama
5. Cobi Hamlton, Arkansas

Old School: Throwback Players
3. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
5. Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn

Ouch! The Ankle Breakers
5. Dustin Harris, Texas A&M

Basic Instinct: It's Everything
5. Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State

Sudden Impact: Best Coordinator Hires
2. Doug Nussmeier, Alabama
3. Sal Sunseri, Tennessee
4. Brian VanGorder, Auburn

Movin' On Up: Head Coaches Who Will Get Higher-Profile Opportunities
2. James Franklin, Vanderbilt

The Ultimate Herbie
3. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
4. Barrett Jones, Alabama

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