Coaches’ place five Bulldogs on All-SEC team

Smith

Smith

Mississippi State placed five players on the All-Southeastern Conference team selected by the league’s coaches on Tuesday.

Junior quarterback Dak Prescott represented the Bulldogs on the first team offense while senior defensive end Preston Smith and junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney were named to the first team defense.

Senior offensive guard Ben Beckwith and junior running back Josh Robinson were selected to the second team

McKinney

McKinney

offense.

All five players were also picked for the Associated Press All-SEC team on Monday.

Prescott completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,996 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while adding 939 rushing yards and 13 more scores.

Smith topped the Bulldogs with 14.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks and was the SEC Defensive Lineman of the

Robinson

Robinson

Week three times. Smith finished with 44 tackles, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks and two interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown. McKinney led the team in tackles for a second straight year with 61 stops. He also added eight tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Beckwith was a three-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week winner and was a finalist for the Bulsworth Trophy. Robinson ran for 1,128 yards and 11 touchdowns and was second on the team with 28 receptions for 370 yards and another score.

Beckwith

Beckwith

Eight schools had four or more total All-SEC selections and 12 programs placed players on the first team. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

2014 Football Coaches All-SEC Teams

First Team Coaches All-SEC – Offense
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
TE Evan Engram Ole Miss
OL Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M
La’el Collins LSU
Arie Kouandjio Alabama
A.J. Cann South Carolina
C Reese Dismukes Auburn
WR Amari Cooper Alabama
Pharoh Cooper South Carolina
QB Dak Prescott Mississippi State
RB Nick Chubb Georgia
Cameron Artis-Payne Auburn
AP Marcus Murphy Missouri
First Team Coaches All-SEC – Defense
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
DL Shane Ray Missouri
Preston Smith Mississippi State
Dante Fowler Florida
Bud Dupree Kentucky
LB Benardick McKinney Mississippi State
Martrell Spaight Arkansas
Trey Depriest Alabama
DB Landon Collins Alabama
Senquez Golson Ole Miss
Vernon Hargreaves Florida
Cody Prewitt Ole Miss
First Team Coaches All-SEC – Special Teams
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
PK Austin MacGinnis Kentucky
P JK Scott Alabama
RS Marcus Murphy Missouri
Second Team Coaches All-SEC – Offense
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
TE Hunter Henry Arkansas
OL Laremy Tunsil Ole Miss
Ben Beckwith Mississippi State
Vadal Alexander LSU
Mitch Morse Missouri
C Max Garcia Florida
WR Bud Sasser Missouri
Sammie Coates Auburn
QB Blake Sims Alabama
RB Josh Robinson Mississippi State
T.J. Yeldon Alabama
AP Pharoh Cooper South Carolina
Second Team Coaches All-SEC – Defense
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
DL Myles Garrett Texas A&M
Trey Flowers Arkansas
Derek Barnett Tennessee
Markus Golden Missouri
LB Amarlo Herrera Georgia
Ramik Wilson Georgia
Antonio Morrison Florida
DB Jonathan Jones Auburn
Braylon Webb Missouri
Damian Swann Georgia
Jonathon Mincy Auburn
Second Team Coaches All-SEC – Special Teams
POSITION PLAYER SCHOOL
PK Elliott Fry South Carolina
P Jamie Keehn LSU
RS Quan Bray Auburn

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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