UGA’s Lynch, Wilson, Morgan named First Team All-SEC by coaches

Four members of the Georgia football team were voted to the All-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Team, the league office announced Tuesday.

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Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch (88) scores a touchdown during the first half of the NCAA college football game between Georgia and Kentucky in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

First-team selections include senior tight end Arthur Lynch, sophomore place-kicker Marshall Morgan and junior linebacker Ramik Wilson. Sophomore linebacker Jordan Jenkins was voted to the second team.

Lynch, who has 24 receptions for 390 yards, is tied for the team lead with five touchdown catches this season. He has collected four catches in three different games, including against Kentucky when he had two touchdown receptions. Lynch has started 10 games for the SEC’s No. 2-ranked passing offense.

Morgan leads the league in field goals made (18-for-20), including one from 56 yards against Tennessee and another from 55 yards against LSU. His 56-yard field goal is the longest kick made in the SEC this season. Morgan was the only kicker in the conference to be named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award.

Wilson leads the league in total tackles (128) and solo tackles (72) this season. He has at least 10 stops in five different games and has led the Bulldogs in tackles in four of the last five games. Wilson also has 11 tackles for loss, which ranks eighth in the SEC.

Jenkins has 38 tackles and is tied with Wilson with 11 tackles for loss. He also has 4.0 sacks this season and is among the team leaders with 21 quarterback pressures. Jenkins has started all 12 games as a sophomore.

Lynch, Morgan and Wilson were also voted to the AP All-SEC first team, which was announced on Monday. The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.

Georgia (8-4) will face Nebraska (8-4) in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., at noon on Jan. 1.

First Team All-SEC

OFFENSE

TE — Arthur Lynch, Georgia

OL — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State

Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

C — Reese Dismukes, Auburn

WR — Mike Evans, Texas A&M

Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

QB — Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

RB — Tre Mason, Auburn

T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

AP — Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU

DEFENSE

DL — Michael Sam, Missouri

Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

Dee Ford, Auburn

Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina

LB — C.J. Mosley, Alabama

Ramik Wilson, Georgia

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

DB – Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Ha Ha Clinton—Dix, Alabama

E.J. Gaines, Missouri

Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK – Marshall Morgan, Georgia

P – Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

RS – Christion Jones, Alabama *

Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU *

Second Team All—SEC

OFFENSE

TE — Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi State

OL — La’el Collins, LSU

Antonio Richardson, Tennessee

Justin Britt, Missouri

Anthony Steen, Alabama

C — Travis Swanson, Arkansas

WR – Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU

Jarvis Landry, LSU

QB — AJ McCarron, Alabama

RB — Mike Davis, South Carolina

Jeremy Hill, LSU

AP — Marcus Murphy, Missouri

DEFENSE

DL — Anthony Johnson, LSU

Chris Smith, Arkansas

Ed Stinson, Alabama

Trey Flowers, Arkansas

LB — Lamin Barrow, LSU

Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

Avery Williamson, Kentucky

DB — Andre Hal, Vanderbilt

Chris Davis, Auburn

Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State

Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK — Michael Palardy, Tennessee

P — Cody Mandell, Alabama

RS — Solomon Patton, Florida

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