Auburn football: Phil Steele names 5 Tigers to preseason All-SEC teams

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College football's favorite prognosticator picked five Auburn players for his preseason All-SEC teams.

Phil Steele, the college football analyst whose annual season previews are among fans' and pundits' most prized possessions, released his All-SEC teams Tuesday. Five Auburn Tigers made the list.

Leading the way for Auburn was running back Tre Mason, who was a second-team selection. Mason, a junior, finished eighth in the SEC with 1,002 yards last season, and he was pretty much the only bright spot in the Tigers' nightmarish campaign. Steele also named kicker Cody Parkey to the second team. Parkey was 11-of-14 on field goals in 2012 and a perfect 27-of-27 on extra points.

Two more offensive players made the grade, as C.J. Uzomah was named third-team tight end and Reese Dismukes was tabbed fourth-team center. Demetruce McNeal was Auburn's only defensive player on the preseason list, finding a slot at fourth-team safety. McNeal wasn't on Gus Malzahn's post-spring depth chart after dealing with some personal issues during the spring, but he's back with the team and should make an impact this fall.

Alabama had the most players selected -- shocker there -- with 16 on the all-conference squads, including eight first-team picks. Georgia, the Crimson Tide's opponent in last year's SEC Championship Game, tied for second with 12 players honored. Florida also placed 12 on the preseason teams.

Perhaps a bit surprising, Ole Miss was right behind the Bulldogs and Gators with 11 selections. Don't sleep on the Rebels in 2013.

Steele's complete All-SEC selections are as follows:

Offense
First team Second team Third team Fourth team
QB Johnny Manziel, TAMU A.J. McCarron, Ala Aaron Murray, UGA Jeff Driskel, UF
RB T.J. Yeldon, Ala LaDarius Perkins, MSU Brandon Williams, TAMU Keith Marshall, UGA
RB Todd Gurley, UGA Tre Mason, AU Jeremy Hill, LSU Jeff Scott, Miss
WR Amari Cooper, Ala Odell Beckham, LSU Dorial Green-Beckham, Mizz Louchiez Purifoy, UF
WR Jordan Matthews, Vandy Donte Moncrief, MIss Kevin Norwood, Ala Michael Bennett, UGA
WR Mike Evans, TAMU Malcolm Mitchell, UGA Chris Boyd, Vandy Jarvis Landry, LSU
TE Arthur Lynch, UGA Rory Anderson, USC C.J. Uzomah, AU Ja-Mes Logan, Miss
C Travis Swanson, Ark James Stone, UT Jonotthan Harrison, UF Reese Dismukes, AU
OG Gabe Jackson, MSU A.J. Cann, USC Aaron Morris, Miss Jarvis Harrison, TAMU
OG Anthony Steen, Ala Zach Fulton, UT Chris Burnette, UGA Jon Halapio, UF
OT Jake Matthews, TAMU Wesley Johnson, Vandy Ju'Wuan James, UT Kenarious Gates, UGA
OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Ala Antonio Richardson, UT La'el Collins, LSU John Theus, UGA
Defense
First team Second team Third team Fourth team
DL Jadeveon Clowney, USC Ronald Powell, UF Robert Nkemdiche, Miss Ed Stinson, Ala
DL Anthony Johnson, LSU Jeoffrey Pagan, Ala Byran Jones, Ark Walker May, Vandy
DL Daniel McCullers, UT Kelcy Quarles, USC Kony Ealy, Mizz Alvin Dupree, UK
DL Dominique Easley, UF Chris Smith, Ark Denico Autry, MSU C.J. Johnson, Miss
LB C.J. Mosley, Ala Lamin Barrow, LSU Jordan Jenkins, UGA Mike Marry, Miss
LB A.J. Johnson, UT Trey DePriest, Ala Andrew Wilson, Mizz Karl Butler, Vandy
LB Adrian Hubbard, Ala Avery Williamson, UK Antonio Morrison, UF Kurt Maggit, UT
LB Denzel Nkemdiche, Miss Benardrick McKinney, MSU Amaro Herrera, UGA Chase Garnham, Vandy
CB Deion Belue, Ala Damian Swann, UGA Jalen Mills, LSU Louchiez Purifoy, UF
CB Andre Hal, Vandy Marcus Roberson, UF E.J. Gaines, Mizz Charles Sawyer, Miss
S Craig Loston, LSU Vinnie Sunseri, Ala Kenny Ladler, Vandy Jaylen Watkins, UF
S HaHa Clinton-Dix, Ala Nickoe Whitley, MSU Byron Moore, UT Demetruce McNeal, AU
Special teams
First team Second team Third team Fourth team
K Carey Spear, Vandy Cody Parkey, AU Zach Hocker, Ark Andrew Baggett, Mizz
P Kyle Christy, UF Cody Mandell, Ala Baker Swedenburg, MSU Andrew Foster, UK
KR Andre Debose, UF Jameon Lewis, Miss Marcus Murphy, Mizz Jaylen Walton, Miss
PR Marcus Murphy, Mizz Odell Beckham, LSU Jonathan Krause, Vandy Christion Jones, Ala

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