2019 Preseason All-SEC football team: Tua Tagovailoa highlights record 12 Alabama players selected

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending Southeastern Conference champion Alabama is the favorite to once again beat Georgia in the title game in a preseason media poll. The Crimson Tide was selected by 203 of 260 voters this week at SEC media days in results released Friday. Georgia, which lost to Alabama in the championship game last season, received 49 first-place votes. Eight teams were picked as the SEC champion on at least one ballot. The predicted order of finish in the West was Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Arkansas. Georgia was picked first in the East, followed by Florida, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Alabama also led the way with a record 12 first-team preseason All-SEC picks, led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and linebacker Dylan Moses.
Here’s a look now at the 2019 All-SEC team as voted by the media. (* indicates a tie). OFFENSE First Team: QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama RB D’Andre SwiftGeorgia RB Najee Harris, Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama TE Albert OkwuegbunamMissouri OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama OL Prince Tega WanoghoAuburn OL Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama C  Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU DEFENSE First Team: DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama DL Derrick Brown, Auburn DL Rashard Lawrence, LSU DL Jabari ZunigaFlorida LB Dylan Moses, Alabama LB Anfernee Jennings, Alabama LB Erroll ThompsonMississippi State DB Grant Delpit, LSU DB J.R. Reed, Georgia DB Trevon Diggs, Alabama DB C.J. Henderson, Florida OFFENSE Second Team: QB Jake Fromm, Georgia RB Ke’Shawn VaughnVanderbilt RB Lamical Perine, Florida WR Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt WR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama TE Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt OL Solomon Kindley, Georgia OL Damien Lewis, LSU OL Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri OL Isaiah Wilson, Georgia C Darryl Williams, Mississippi State DEFENSE Second Team: DL Nick Coe, Auburn DL Justin MadubuikeTexas A&M DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn DL Javon KinlawSouth Carolina LB Cale Garrett, Missouri LB De’Jon HarrisArkansas LB David Reese II, Florida DB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama DB Xavier McKinney, Alabama DB Kristian Fulton, LSU DB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State OFFENSE Third Team: QB Joe Burrow, LSU RB Larry Rountree, Missouri RB JaTarvious Whitlow, Auburn WR Justin Jefferson, LSU WR Bryan Edwards, South Carolina TE *Miller Forristall, Alabama TE *Charlie Woerner, Georgia OL Deonte Brown, Alabama OL Ben Cleveland, Georgia OL Logan StenbergKentucky OL Matt Womack, Alabama C Drake Jackson, Kentucky DEFENSE Third Team: DL LaBryan Ray, Alabama DL McTelvin Agim, Arkansas DL Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State DL Tyler Clark, Georgia LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama LB Jacob Phillips, LSU LB Kash Daniel, Kentucky DB DeMarkus Acy, Missouri DB Shyheim Carter, Alabama DB Richard LeCounte, Georgia DB Daniel Thomas, Auburn SPECIALISTS First Team: Braden Mann, Texas A&M PK Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia RETURN SPECIALST Jaylen Waddle, Alabama ALL-PURPOSE Jaylen Waddle, Alabama SPECIALISTS Second Team: Tommy Townsend, Florida PK Anders Carlson, Auburn RETURN SPECIALIST Marquez CallawayTennessee ALL-PURPOSE Kadarius Toney, Florida SPECIALISTS Third Team: Arryn Siposs, Auburn PK Evan McPherson, Florida RETURN SPECIALIST Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M ALL-PURPOSE Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

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