Three Bulldogs earn All-SEC selections

A.J. Jefferson

A.J. Jefferson

Three Mississippi State seniors earned a spot on the Preseason All-SEC team selected by those in attendance at SEC Media Days this week.

Wide receiver Fred Ross was selected to the second team while defensive end A.J. Jefferson and linebacker Richie Brown both found a spot on the third team.

Ross led the conference with 88 catches for 1,007 yards and five touchdowns a year ago. Jefferson was the team leader with 13.5 tackles for loss to go along with 47 stops, five sacks and a forced fumble while Brown topped the Bulldogs with 109 tackles, 6.5 sacks and also made 13 tackles for loss and an interception.

Alabama led the league placing seven on the All-SEC first team. LSU running back Leonard

Richie Brown

Richie Brown

Fournette was the leading vote-getter with 329 out of a possible 331 votes.

2016 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

(Total points earned in parenthesis)(331 total voters)

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321)

RB Leonard Fournette, LSU (329)

RB Nick Chubb, Georgia (308)

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318)

WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223)

TE O.J. Howard, Alabama (294)

OL Cam Robinson, Alabama (315)

OL Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228)

OL Greg Pyke, Georgia (171)

OL Alex Kozan, Auburn (165)

C Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)

Second-Team

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313)

RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278)

RB Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151)

WR Malachi Dupre, LSU (167)

WR Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139)

TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214)

OL Martez Ivey, Florida (152)

OL William Clapp, LSU (143)

OL David Sharpe, Florida (138)

OL Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137)

C Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)

Third-Team

QB Brandon Harris, LSU (25)

RB Stanley “Boom” Williams, Kentucky (60)

RB Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55)

WR Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78)

WR Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49)

TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65)

OL Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120)

OL Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119)

OL Braden Smith, Auburn (118)

OL Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113)

C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301)

DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286)

DL Carl Lawson, Auburn (253)

DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171)

LB Reuben Foster, Alabama (265)

LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231)

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223)

DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293)

DB Jalen Tabor, Florida (249)

DB Tre’Davious White, LSU (221)

DB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)

Second-Team

DL Montravius Adams, Auburn (167)

DL Bryan Cox, Florida (105)

DL Davon Godchaux, LSU (105)

DL Charles Harris, Missouri (103)

LB Tim Williams, Alabama (196)

LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178)

LB Jarrad Davis, Florida (160)

DB Jamal Adams, LSU (193)

DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188)

DB Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146)

DB Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)

Third-Team

DL Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102)

DL Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95)

DL Cece Jefferson, Florida (85)

DL A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84)

LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92)

LB Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84)

LB Arden Key, LSU (76)

DB Marcus Maye, Florida (139)

DB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120)

DB Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105)

DB Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P JK Scott, Alabama (252)

PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198)

RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214)

AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)

Second-Team

P Johnny Townsend, Florida (124)

PK Adam Griffith, Alabama (174)

RS Evan Berry, Tennessee (163)

AP Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)

Third-Team

P Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97)

PK Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91)

RS Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100)

AP Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)

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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