Eight Georgia football players made the coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference teams released on Thursday night.
Tailback Todd Gurley, inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and kicker Marshall Morgan led the way as first-team selections.
The SEC’s third-leading tackler from last year was left off, just like he was in the media All-SEC team last month.
Inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took it in stride.
“I wasn’t on the other ones, I didn’t expect to be on that one,” said Herrera, a senior who was overlooked on preseason award watch lists despite having 112 tackles and an interception last season. “I don’t care about that. We’ll just see when I play. After I played every game last year, they gave me my respect.”
Georgia players making the coaches’ second team: offensive tackle John Theus, wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and cornerback Damian Swann.
“I’ve had my good plays, I’ve had my good games, I’ve put up numbers,” said Swann, looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season. “I don’t think one season could ever define a career. With all the coaches, what they’re saying, I accept it, but I’ve still got a lot to prove. I’ve still got a chip on my shoulder.”
Running back Keith Marshall made the third team.
The coaches saw things the same way as the media except Theus was third-team by the media and defensive lineman Ray Drew didn’t make the coaches’ team after being a third-team media pick.