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Tide's Nico Johnson Named to All-SEC Freshman 1st Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Eleven of the Southeastern Conference football squads are represented on the 10th annual SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team, it was announced Thursday.

Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt led the way with four selections each. SEC Champion Alabama had three selections on the team.

Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery, Ole Miss punter Tyler Campbell and Vanderbilt placekicker Ryan Fowler were the only players to be a unanimous selections to the team. Vanderbilt’s Warren Norman made the squad as both a running back and return specialist. He was named SEC Freshman of the Year and second team All-SEC earlier this week.

The entire team is listed below:

2009 FRESHMAN ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection / Coaches could not vote for their own players)

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

TE Orson Charles Georgia 6-3 230 Tampa, Fla.

#OL Barrett Jones Alabama 6-4 289 Memphis, Tenn.

OL Aaron Douglas Tennessee 6-6 282 Maryville, Tenn.

OL Xavier Nixon Florida 6-6 285 Fayetteville, N.C.

OL Ryan Seymour Vanderbilt 6-5 295 Kingsland, Ga.

*OL Larry Warford Kentucky 6-3 349 Richmond, Ky.

*OL T.J. Johnson South Carolina 6-4 297 Aynor, S.C.

#WR Alshon Jeffery South Carolina 6-3 217 St. Matthews, S.C.

WR Chad Bumphis Mississippi State 5-10 195 Tupelo, Miss.

QB Morgan Newton Kentucky 6-4 217 Carmel, Ind.

RB Trent Richardson Alabama 5-11 220 Pensacola, Fla.

RB Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 188 Stone Mountain, Ga.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

DL Devin Taylor South Carolina 6-7 232 Beaufort, S.C.

DL Tenarius Wright Arkansas 6-1 238 Memphis, Tenn.

DL Fletcher Cox Mississippi State 6-4 275 Yazoo City, Miss.

*DL Montez Robinson Georgia 6-5 250 Avon, Ind.

*DL Omar Hunter Florida 6-0 299 Buford, Ga.

LB Nico Johnson Alabama 6-3 225 Andalusia, Ala.

LB D.T. Shackelford Ole Miss 6-1 230 Decatur, Ala.

LB Herman Lathers Tennessee 6-1 213 Baton Rouge, La.

DB Johnthan Banks Mississippi State 6-2 175 Maben, Miss.

DB Corey Broomfield Mississippi State 5-10 170 Palm Bay, Fla.

DB Daren Bates Auburn 5-11 195 Memphis, Tenn.

DB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina 6-1 188 Rock Hill, S.C.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

#PK Ryan Fowler Vanderbilt 5-10 165 Taylors, S.C.

#P Tyler Campbell Ole Miss 6-2 210 Little Rock, Ark.

RS Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 188 Stone Mountain, Ga.


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