Six members of the Georgia football team were voted to the All-SEC Coaches’ Team, according to announcement by the league office on Tuesday.
Junior linebacker Jarvis Jones was named to the first team, while junior guard Chris Burnette, freshman tailback Todd Gurley, senior nose guard John Jenkins, junior linebacker Alec Ogletree and senior free safety Bacarri Rambo were named to the second team.
Jones has recorded 77 tackles this season, including 22.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, one interception, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 11 games. Jones currently leads the NCAA in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss per game, and he is one tackle for loss shy of David Pollack’s single season school record.
Gurley has rushed for 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, becoming just the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards. He currently ranks second in the SEC and first among tailbacks with 96.9 yards rushing per game.
Burnette has helped pave the way for 184.2 rushing yards per game for the Dawgs and the SEC’s second-leading rusher in Gurley. He also helped quarterback Aaron Murray rank in the top-five in the SEC in both total offense and passing yards per game.
Jenkins has accumulated 50 tackles this season, including 17 in Georgia’s last two games against Georgia Tech and Alabama. He has registered two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery to go along with 15 quarterback pressures.
Ogletree leads the Georgia defense with 98 tackles in just nine games. He has been the Dawgs’ leading tackler in the last five games, including a career-high 15 stops against Georgia Tech on Nov 24. Ogletree also has 8.5 tackles for loss, an interception, fumble recovery and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the SEC Championship Game.
Rambo leads the team with three interceptions in nine games this season and has 16 for his career, which is tied for the most in UGA history. He is ranked second on the team with three forced fumbles to go along with 67 tackles.
The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.
2012 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)
TE - Mychal Rivera, Tennessee
OL - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M; Chance Warmack, Alabama; D.J. Fluker, Alabama;
Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
C - Barrett Jones, Alabama
WR - Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas; Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB - Mike Gillislee, Florida; Eddie Lacy, Alabama
AP - Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina; Sam Montgomery, LSU;
Damontre Moore,Texas A&M; Sharrif Floyd, Florida
LB - Jarvis Jones, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Kevin Minter, LSU
DB - Dee Milliner, Alabama; Matt Elam, Florida; Eric Reid, LSU
Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
PK – Caleb Sturgis, Florida
P – Kyle Christy, Florida
RS – Ace Sanders, South Carolina
TE - Jordan Reed, Florida
OL - Larry Warford, Kentucky; Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State
Chris Burnette, Georgia; Dallas Thomas, Tennessee
C - T.J. Johnson, South Carolina
WR - Ryan Swope, Texas A&M; Justin Hunter, Tennessee
QB - AJ McCarron, Alabama
RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia; Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
AP - Ace Sanders, South Carolina
DL - Barkevious Mingo, LSU; Sheldon Richardson, Missouri; John Jenkins, Georgia
Corey Lemonier, Auburn
LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee; Jon Bostic, Florida;
*Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State; *Alec Ogletree, Georgia
DB - D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina; Bacarri Rambo, Georgia;
Robert Lester, Alabama; Darius Slay, Mississippi State
PK - Drew Alleman, LSU
P - * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas; * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt
RS – Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee