UGA’s Jarvis Jones voted first-team All-SEC selection by coaches; five other Bulldogs on team

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was voted a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by the league coaches on Tuesday and five other Bulldogs were selected to the team.

UGA's Jarvis Jones voted first-team All-SEC selection by coaches; five other Bulldogs on team
From staff reports

Offensive guard Chris Burnette, freshman tailback Todd Gurley, nose guard John Jenkins and linebacker Alec Ogletree and safety Bacarri Rambo were named to the second team.

Jones, a junior, has 77 tackles, a nation-leading 22.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks an interception, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries through 11 games.

Gurley has rushed for 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns and became Georgia’s first true freshman to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Herschel Walker did so in 1980.

Burnette, a junior, is part of an offensive line that helped Georgia average 184.2 rushing yards per game and allowed quarterback Aaron Murray to rank in the SEC’s top five in total offense and passing yards per game.

Jenkins, a senior, has 50 tackles this season, including a combined 17 in the Bulldogs’ previous two games. He also had two tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and 15 quarterback hurries.

Ogletree, a junior, leads the team with 98 tackles through nine games and has 8.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery, and he returned a blocked field-goal attempt for a touchdown on Saturday against Alabama in the SEC championship game.

Rambo has a team-best three interceptions and 16 in his career, sitting in a tie with Jake Scott for the school’s all-time record. He also has 67 tackles and three forced fumbles.

The conference will announce its individual award winners on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team on Thursday.

Georgia (11-2) next plays on Jan. 1 in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., where it will play Nebraska (10-3).

2012 COACHES ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

TE — Mychal Rivera, Tennessee

OL — Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M; Chance Warmack, Alabama; D.J. Fluker, Alabama; Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

C — Barrett Jones, Alabama

WR — Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas; Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

QB — Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

RB — Mike Gillislee, Florida; Eddie Lacy, Alabama

AP — Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

DEFENSE

DL — Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina; Sam Montgomery, LSU; Damontre Moore, Texas A&M; Sharrif Floyd, Florida

LB — Jarvis Jones, Georgia; C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Kevin Minter, LSU

DB — Dee Milliner, Alabama; Matt Elam, Florida; Eric Reid, LSU; Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK — Caleb Sturgis, Florida

P — Kyle Christy, Florida

RS — Ace Sanders, South Carolina

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

TE — Jordan Reed, Florida

OL — Larry Warford, Kentucky; Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State; Chris Burnette, Georgia; Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

C — T.J. Johnson, South Carolina

WR — Ryan Swope, Texas A&M; Justin Hunter, Tennessee

QB — AJ McCarron, Alabama

RB — Todd Gurley, Georgia; Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt

AP — Ace Sanders, South Carolina

DEFENSE

DL — Barkevious Mingo, LSU; Sheldon Richardson, Missouri; John Jenkins, Georgia; Corey Lemonier, Auburn

LB — A.J. Johnson, Tennessee; Jon Bostic, Florida; *Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State; *Alec Ogletree, Georgia

DB — D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina; Bacarri Rambo, Georgia; Robert Lester, Alabama; Darius Slay, Mississippi State

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK — Drew Alleman, LSU

P — * Dylan Breeding, Arkansas; * Richard Kent, Vanderbilt

RS — Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)

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