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Friday, June 6, 2014
SEC dots preseason All-America team

By Alex Scarborough

Phil Steele says his preseason All-America team differs from others in that it doesn’t factor in what happened last season and instead projects what’s to come in 2014.

Judging by his projections, the SEC will be absolutely loaded again this season as it landed the most players of any conference (10) on the first team: two from Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M and one each from Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The Crimson Tide came in first in the SEC and second among all schools with eight selections to the All-America team, trailing Florida State’s 11 total selections.

Twelve of the league's 14 schools had at least one player make the team. Kentucky and Vanderbilt were the only schools left out.

Here’s a look at all the SEC players who made the cut:

First-team offense
RB: Todd Gurley, Georgia
WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama
OG: A.J. Cann, South Carolina
OT: Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

First-team defense
LB: Ramik Wilson, Georgia
LB: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee
CB: Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
S: Landon Collins, Alabama
S: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

First-team special-teams
P: Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

Second-team offense
RB: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama
C: Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OG: Arie Kouandjio, Alabama

Second-team defense
DL: Dante Fowler, Florida
LB: Trey DePriest, Alabama

Second-team special teams
LS: Reid Ferguson, LSU
All-Purpose: Christion Jones, Alabama

Third-team offense
RB: Mike Davis, South Carolina
OT: La'el Collins, LSU

Third-team defense
LB: Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Fourth-team defense
DL: Trey Flowers, Arkansas
DL: A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DL: Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
LB: Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

Fourth-team special teams
PR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri