Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gurley & Theus Make SEC All Freshman Team


University of Georgia freshmen Todd Gurley and John Theus were voted to the SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team, it was announced Thursday by the league office.

A 6-1, 218-pound tailback from Tarboro, North Carolina, Gurley has rushed for 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. He became the 12th Georgia player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and joined Herschel Walker as the only Dawgs to tally 1,000 yards in their true freshman campaign. Currently, Gurley is second in the SEC in rushing yards per game (96.9), tied for second in scoring (102 pts.) and third in all-purpose yards per game (124.3).

A 6-6, 309-pound native of Jacksonville, Florida, Theus has started all 13 games at right tackle, becoming the first UGA true freshman to start at tackle since Trinton Sturdivant in 2007. He has helped pave the way for 184.2 rushing yards per game for the Dawgs and the SEC’s second-leading rusher in Gurley. Theus also helped quarterback Aaron Murray rank in the top-five in the SEC in both total offense and passing yards per game.

The entire team is listed below:

(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)

TE - Jerell Adams, South Carolina
OL - John Theus, Georgia; D.J. Humphries, Florida; Brandon Shell, South Carolina; Vadal Alexander, LSU
C - Ryan Kelly, Alabama
WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama; Mike Evans, Texas A&M
QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia; T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
AP - Trey Williams, Texas A&M


DL - Dante Fowler, Florida; Jonathan Bullard, Florida; Issac Gross, Ole Miss; D.J. Pettway, Alabama
LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss; Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State; A.J. Turner, Arkansas*; Otha Peters, Arkansas*; Antonio Morrison, Florida*
DB - Jalen Collins, LSU; T.J. Gurley, South Carolina; Rohan Gaines, Arkansas; LaDarrell McNeil, Tennessee


PK - Andrew Baggett, Missouri
P - Landon Foster, Kentucky
RS – Trey Williams, Texas A&M

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