Monday, December 5, 2011
Richardson named All-SEC Offensive POY
By Edward Aschoff
Alabama running back Trent Richardson was named the 2011 Associated Press All-SEC Offensive Player of the Year Monday.
The junior was the heart of Alabama's offense and led the conference with 1,583 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He also had 27 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
In SEC play, Richardson averaged 137 rushing yards a game and had 10rushing touchdowns. He also averaged 6 yards per carry against SEC defenses.
In 12 games, Richardson eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark nine times and had five games with more than 160 yards, including a 203-yard performance against Auburn in the season finale.
Here some other honors for SEC players:
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
COACH OF THE YEAR
Les Miles, LSU
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
RB Isaiah Crowell, Georgia
Here's a look at the AP's All-SEC First Team:
WR Jarius Wright, Arkansas, 5-10, 180, Sr.
WR Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee, 6-3, 215, So.
OL *Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 311, Jr.
OL Will Blackwell, LSU, 6-4, 290, Sr.
OL Cordy Glenn, Georgia, 6-5, 348, Sr.
OL Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina, 6-4, 340, Sr.
C William Vlachos, Alabama, 6-1, 294, Sr.
TE Orson Charles, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas, 6-3, 220, Jr.
RB *Trent Richardson, Alabama, 5-11, 224, Jr.
RB Michael Dyer, Auburn, 5-9, 210, So.
K Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 183, Jr.
All-Purpose Joe Adams, Arkansas, 5-11, 190, Sr.
DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, 6-4, 295, Jr.
DT Malik Jackson, Tennessee, 6-5, 270, Sr.
DE Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, 6-2, 276, Sr.
DE Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-4, 245, So.
LB *Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, So.
LB Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, 6-1, 232, Sr.
LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, 6-2, 265, Sr.
CB *Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, 5-9, 175, So.
CB Morris Claiborne, LSU, 6-0, 185, Jr.
S Mark Barron, Alabama, 6-2, 218, Sr.
S Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 218, Jr.
P Brad Wing, LSU, 6-3, 184, Fr.
* -- Unanimous selection
You can check out the second team selections and the honorable mentions here.