Four Gators named to Coaches All-SEC Teams

Four Florida Gators were named to the Coaches All-SEC teams released on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior defensive back Duke Dawson was the lone member on the First team. Martez Ivey, Johnny Townsend and Eddy Pineiro were all named to the second team.

Dawson tallied 34 tackles and nine pass breakups for the Gators. His four interceptions were tied for a team-high. That included a 48-yard pick-six against Michigan in the season opener and one against Florida State, his final game as a Gator.

Pineiro led the nation in field goal efficiency (94.4%). The redshirt junior connected on 17-of-18 field goals and 24-of-26 extra points. Pineiro missed his second field goal attempt of the season before connecting on his next 16 in a row. In two seasons Pineiro has made 38-of-43 (88%) of his field goals, first all-time in the UF record books. Pineiro also became the first Florida kicker to make two 50-yard field goals in a single game (UAB).

Monday Townsend was named to the AP All-SEC team but comes in on the second team on the coaches team. Townsend recorded 3,043 yards on 64 punts this season. The 47.55-yard average led the SEC and was second in the nation. He had 27 punts downed inside the opponents 20-yard line and booted 27 punts over 50-yards. During the course of the season, he moved into first place in UF program history for total yards (11,090) and total punts (240).

Martez Ivey started the season at left tackle before moving inside to guard due to injuries. The junior helped lead the way for two running backs to gain more than 500 yards.

2017 All-SEC Football Team

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

OL
Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
Braden Smith, Auburn
Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State
Jonah Williams, Alabama

C
Will Clapp, LSU

WR
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
Calvin Ridley, Alabama

QB
Drew Lock, Missouri

RB
Kerryon Johnson, Auburn
Nick Chubb, Georgia

TE
Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

All Purpose
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

DEFENSE

DL
Jeff Holland, Auburn
Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
Raekwon Davis, Alabama
Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

LB
Roquan Smith, Georgia
Devin White, LSU
Skai Moore, South Carolina

DB
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama
Duke Dawson, Florida
Armani Watts, Texas A&M
Carlton Davis, Auburn

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK
Daniel Carlson, Auburn

P
JK Scott, Alabama

Return Specialist
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

OL
Trey Smith, Tennessee
Garrett Brumfield, LSU
Martez Ivey, Florida
Greg Little, Ole Miss

C
Bradley Bozeman, Alabama

WR
J’Mon Moore, Missouri
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

QB
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

RB
Benny Snell, Kentucky
Derrius Guice, LSU

TE
Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

All Purpose
A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

DEFENSE
DL
Da’Ron Payne, Alabama
Marcell Frazier, Missouri
Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama
Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

LB
Rashaan Evans, Alabama
Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
Tre’ Williams, Auburn

DB
Ronnie Harrison, Alabama
Donte Jackson, LSU
Greedy Williams, LSU
Deandre Baker, Georgia

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK
Eddy Pineiro, Florida

P
Johnny Townsend, Florida

Return Specialist
DJ Chark, LSU

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