BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama placed seven players on the
coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team,
including running back Trent Richardson and safeties Mark Barron
and Robert Lester.
South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Marcus
Lattimore and cornerback Stephon Gilmore were all picked to repeat
as first-team performers, along with Barron, Kentucky linebacker
Danny Trevathan and Georgia placekicker Blair Walsh.
Defending national champion Auburn didn't have a player picked
on the first team.
Arkansas led the way with 14 total picks on the three preseason
All-SEC teams. Georgia had six first-teamers, including sophomore
quarterback Aaron Murray.
Alabama linebacker Don't'a Hightower and offensive linemen Barrett Jones and William Vlachos also made the first team.