BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama had a league-high seven representatives on the first-team of the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team, while Arkansas had a league-high 14 total selections, the league office announced on Thursday.
Georgia had six players on the first team, which was second, while South Carolina had four players and Arkansas had three. Kentucky was the only other school to have multiple members on the first-team with two.
Nine of the 12 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad. Each SEC school had at least one student-athlete on either the first, second or third-team.
Alabama followed Arkansas in total selections with 13, while Georgia was third with nine selections among all three teams. Every team had at least two selections on the combined three units.
There are six first-team pre-season selections that were on last year's first-team coaches All-SEC post-season team. Those include: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina), RB Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina), LB Danny Trevathan (Kentucky), DB Mark Barron (Alabama), DB Stephon Gilmore (South Carolina) and PK Blair Walsh (Georgia).
The All-SEC first-team squad had 14 seniors and 12 underclassmen, including 10 juniors and two sophomores. The second-team had 16 seniors, seven juniors and five sophomores. The third-team had nine seniors, 11 juniors and eight sophomores.
This marks the eighth straight year of the SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Team. The team is announced each year in advance of the SEC Football Media Days. This year, the event will be held next Wednesday through Friday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.
The 2011 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below.
2011 SEC COACHES PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC TEAM