December 8, 2009

Three Tigers named Coaches' All-SEC

Three Auburn football players were selected to the 2009 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team that was announced Tuesday.

Senior defensive end Antonio Coleman was named to the first team, while senior cornerback Walt McFadden and junior tackle Lee Ziemba earned second-team honors.

Coleman was a repeat selection on the All-SEC first team after leading the conference with 9.0 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss this season. He collected 45 total tackles, an interception which he returned for a touchdown against Mississippi State, a blocked kick, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Coleman, who was also named to First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press, ranks third in Auburn history with 23.5 career sacks, and was twice named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week this season, following his performances against Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

McFadden, who was also a second-team all-conference pick by the media, leads Auburn with four interceptions, which is tied for fifth most in the SEC, and his 12 passes defended (four interceptions, eight pass break-ups) is tied for sixth best in the league.

His four picks are tied for the most by an Auburn player in a single season since Junior Rosegreen had six in 2004. McFadden returned an interception 29 yards for a score Oct. 31 against Ole Miss, marking his second career interception return for a touchdown.

Ziemba, who was an honorable mention all-league selection by the Associated Press, has started every game of his college career at tackle, with his streak currently at 37 consecutive games.

He has been an instrumental part of an offensive line that is within 282 yards of breaking the school's single-season record for total offense, as the Tigers enter their final game with 5,188 yards of offense.

2009 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Aaron Hernandez Florida 6-2 250 Jr. Bristol, Conn.
OL Mike Pouncey Florida 6-5 315 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
OL Mike Johnson Alabama (G) 6-5 303 Sr. Pensacola, Fla.
OL Ciron Black LSU (T) 6-5 322 Sr. Tyler, Texas
*OL Mitch Petrus Arkansas 6-4 315 Sr. Carlisle, Ark.
*OL John Jerry Ole Miss (T) 6-6 335 Sr. Batesville, Miss.
C Maurkice Pouncey Florida 6-5 310 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
WR A.J. Green Georgia 6-4 207 So. Summerville, S.C.
WR Shay Hodge Ole Miss 6-2 207 Sr. Morton, Miss.
#QB Tim Tebow Florida 6-3 240 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
#RB Mark Ingram Alabama 5-10 212 So. Flint, Mich.
RB Anthony Dixon Mississippi State 6-1 235 Sr. Jackson, Miss.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE D.J. Williams Arkansas 6-2 251 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
OL Chris Scott Tennessee (T) 6-5 346 Sr. Riverdale, Ga.
OL Derek Sherrod Mississippi State (T) 6-6 305 Jr. Columbus, Miss.
OL Lee Ziemba Auburn (T) 6-8 308 Jr. Rogers, Ark.
OL Zipp Duncan Kentucky (T) 6-5 291 Sr. Magnolia, Ky.
C Ben Jones Georgia (C) 6-3 300 So. Centerville, Ala.
WR Brandon LaFell LSU 6-3 206 Sr. Houston, Texas
WR Julio Jones Alabama 6-4 211 So. Foley, Ala.
QB Ryan Mallett Arkansas 6-7 238 So. Texarkana, Ark.
RB Dexter McCluster Ole Miss 5-9 170 Sr. Largo, Fla.
RB Montario Hardesty Tennessee 6-0 215 Sr. New Bern, N.C.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Antonio Coleman Auburn 6-3 261 Sr. Mobile, Ala.
DL Terrence Cody Alabama 6-5 354 Sr. Fort Myers, Fla.
DL Carlos Dunlap Florida 6-6 290 Jr. North Charleston, S.C.
DL Corey Peters Kentucky 6-3 295 Sr. Louisville, Ky.
#LB Rolando McClain Alabama 6-4 258 Jr. Decatur, Ala.
LB Eric Norwood South Carolina 6-1 252 Sr. Acworth, Ga.
*LB Brandon Spikes Florida 6-4 255 Sr. Shelby, N.C.
*LB Rennie Curran Georgia 5-11 225 Jr. Snellville, Ga.
DB Eric Berry Tennessee 5-11 203 Jr. Fairburn, Ga.
DB Joe Haden Florida 5-11 190 Jr. Ft. Washington, Md.
DB Javier Arenas Alabama 5-9 195 Sr. Tampa, Fla.
DB Mark Barron Alabama 6-2 214 So. Mobile, Ala.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Jermaine Cunningham Florida 6-3 257 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DL Geno Atkins Georgia 6-1 290 Sr. Pembroke Pines, Fla.
*DL Dan Williams Tennessee 6-3 327 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
*DL Justin Houston Georgia 6-3 259 So. Statesboro, Ga.
*DL Cliff Matthews South Carolina 6-4 249 Jr. Cheraw, S.C.
*DL Malcolm Sheppard Arkansas 6-2 291 Sr. Bainbridge, Ga.
*DL Pernell McPhee Mississippi State 6-4 275 Jr. Pahokee, Fla.
LB Micah Johnson Kentucky 6-2 258 Sr. Ft. Campbell, Ky.
LB Rico McCoy Tennessee 6-1 220 Sr. Washington, D.C.
*LB Chris Marve Vanderbilt 6-0 230 So. Memphis, Tenn.
*LB Ryan Stamper Florida 6-2 235 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB Myron Lewis Vanderbilt 6-2 205 Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
*DB Chad Jones LSU 6-3 231 Jr. New Orleans, La.
*DB Walt McFadden Auburn 6-0 175 Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
*DB Patrick Peterson LSU 6-1 211 So. Pompano Beach, Fla.
*DB Trevard Lindley Kentucky 6-0 179 Sr. Hiram, Ga.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Leigh Tiffin Alabama 6-2 212 Sr. Muscle Shoals, Ala.
P Drew Butler Georgia 6-2 203 So. Duluth, Ga.
RS Javier Arenas Alabama 5-9 195 Sr. Tampa, Fla.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Blair Walsh Georgia 5-10 185 So. Boca Raton, Fla.
P Brett Upson Vanderbilt 5-11 190 Sr. Griffin, Ga.
RS Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 188 Fr. Stone Mountain, Ga.



 

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