The SEC has put ten players on The 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team.
The SEC has put ten players on The 68th Football Writers Association of America All-America Team. Out of those ten, seven were on the defensive side of the ball. If there was a question about how good the defense really is in the SEC this just serves notice that it is. The seven players on defense came from three schools LSU, Alabama, and Georgia. The entire secondary of the team is made up of SEC defenders with both Alabama and LSU having two each. Mark Barron a senior from Mobile, AL and Dre Kirkpatrick a junior from Gadsden, AL represent The University of Alabama. Louisiana State had the remaining two members of the secondary with DB Morris Claiborne, a junior from Shreveport, LA and the "Honey Badger" Tyrann Mathieu, a sophomore DB from New Orleans, LA. The remaining players on the defensive side are two linebackers and one defensive lineman from Alabama and LSU. LB Courtney Upshaw a Senior from Eufala, OK who plays for the Crimson Tide and LSU DL Sam Montgomery, a sophomore from Greenwood, SC. Linebacker Jarvis Jones, a sophomore from Columbus, GA, is the only eastern division player selected to the team from the University of Georgia. The offense only had two players selected, both from the University of Alabama. Trent Richardson, a junior RB from Pensacola, FL and OL Barrett Jones, a junior from Memphis TN. To finish the team Arkansas senior Joe Adams was selected as the return specialist. That gives the SEC ten of the twenty-five players selected to the team. The next closest conference is the Big 12 with five players, and the SEC continues its football dominance one day at a time.