Six Florida Gators earn AP All-SEC honors

Six Florida Gators were named to the Associated Press’ All-SEC team on Monday.

Senior punter Johnny Townsend led the way as the Gators’ lone first-team selection. Townsend finished the season as with the second highest punting average in the nation (48.38). 27 of Townsend’s 64 punts sailed 50-yards or longer and 27 pinned opponents inside the 20. Townsend was not named a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given out to the top punter in the country, but second team punter, Alabama’s J.K. Scott was.

Five Gators received second team honors: offensive lineman Martez Ivey, defensive tackle Taven Bryan, defensive back Duke Dawson, kicker Eddy Pineiro and defensive back C.J. Henderson.

Pineiro led the nation with a 94.4 (17-18) field goal percentage.

You can view the full first and second teams below

FIRST TEAM

Offense
QB — Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Jr.
RB — Kerryon Johnson, Auburn, 6-0, 212, Jr.
RB — Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, So.
WR — A.J. Brown, Ole Miss, 6-1, 225, So.
WR — Calvin Ridley, Alabama, 6-1, 190. Jr.
TE — Hayden Hurst, South Carolina, 6-5, 250, Jr.
T — Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301, So.
T — Isaiah Wynn, Georgia, 6-2, 302, Sr.
G — Braden Smith, Auburn, 6-6, 303, Sr.
G — Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 303, Jr.
C — Bradley Bozeman, Alabama, 6-5, 314, Sr.
C — Will Clapp, LSU, 6-5, 309, Jr.
PK — Daniel Carlson, Auburn, 6-4, 223, Sr.
All-Purpose — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, Jr.

Defense
DE — Jeff Holland, Auburn, 6-2, 249, Jr.
DE — Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 241, Jr.
DT — Da’Ron Payne, Alabama, 6-2, 308, Jr.
DT — Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 307, So.
LB — Roquan Smith, Georgia, 6-1, 225, Jr.
LB — Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 255, So.
LB — Rashaan Evans, Alabama, 6-3, 234, Sr.
LB — Arden Key, LSU, 6-6, 255, Jr.
CB — Andraez Williams, LSU, 6-2, 175, Fr.
CB — Armani Watts, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, Sr.
S — Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, 6-1, 202, Jr.
S — Ronnie Harrison, Alabama, 6-3, 214, Jr.
P — Johnny Townsend, Florida, 6-1, 211, Sr.

SECOND TEAM

Offense
QB — Jarrett Stidham, Auburn, 6-3, 214, So.
RB — Nick Chubb, Georgia, 5-10, 225, Sr.
RB — Derrius Guice, LSU, 5-11, 212, Jr.
WR — J’Mon Moore, Missouri, 6-3, 205, Sr.
WR — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, Jr.
TE — Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri, 6-5, 260, Fr.
T — Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State, 6-5, 305, Sr.
T — Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 305, Jr.
G — Trey Smith, Tennessee, 6-6, 320, Fr.
G — Greg Little, Ole Miss, 6-6, 325, So.
C — Frank Ragnow, Arkansas, 6-5, 317, Sr.
PK — Eddy Pineiro, Florida, 6-0, 173, Jr.
All-Purpose — Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, So.
All-Purpose — D.J. Chark, LSU, 6-3, 187, Sr.

Defense
DE — Marcell Frazier, Missouri, 6-5, 265, Sr.
DE — Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss, 6-3, 230, Sr.
DE — Dante Sawyer, South Carolina, 6-3, 275, Sr.
DT — Taven Bryan, Florida,
DT — Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 306, So.
DT — Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss, 6-3, 285, Jr.
LB — Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 230, Jr.
LB — Lorenzo Carter, Georgia, 6-6, 243, Sr.
LB — De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 242, So.
LB — Skai Moore, South Carolina, 6-2 218, Sr.
LB — Charles Wright, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 240, Jr.
CB — Duke Dawson, Florida, 5-10, 208, Sr.
CB — Levi Wallace, Alabama, 6-0, 183, Sr.
CB — Carlton Davis, Auburn, 6-1, 203, Jr.
CB — CJ Henderson, Florida, 6-1, 182, Fr.
S — J.R. Reed, Georgia, 6-1, 194, So.
P — JK Scott, Alabama, 6-6, 204, Sr.

Offensive Player of the Year — Kerryon Johnson, Auburn
Defensive Player of the Year — Roquan Smith, Georgia
Coach of the Year — Kirby Smart, Georgia
Newcomers of the Year — Jake Fromm, Georgia, and Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

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