FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. A week after placing 11 players in 12 spots on the coaches pre-season All-Southeastern Conference teams, Arkansas has placed four players in five spots on the pre-season squad selected by the media attending SEC Media Days.

            All five spots are on the first team, which is the most in the league.

            Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden was the only unanimous selection on the team, earning a first-team spot at running back.

            McFadden is joined in the backfield by teammate Felix Jones, who also made the first team as a return specialist.

            Other Razorbacks on the team are center Jonathan Luigs, an All-American and a Rimington Trophy finalist last year, and receiver Marcus Monk, who already holds school records for touchdown receptions in a season (11) and a career (24).

            LSU is picked to win the Western Division with 63 first-place votes and 110 points, followed by Auburn with five first-place votes and 205 points, Arkansas with five first-place votes and 237 points, Alabama with seven first-place votes and 256 points, Ole Miss with 430 points and Mississippi State with 442.

            Florida is picked to win the Eastern Division with 41 first-place votes and 131 points. Tennessee is second with 201 points, followed by Georgia with 225, South Carolina with 272, Kentucky with 389 and Vanderbilt with 462.

            LSU is picked to win the overall championship with 54 points, followed by Florida with seven, Arkansas five, Auburn four, Alabama and South Carolina three, and Tennessee and Georgia two.

            McFadden is coming off a record-setting sophomore season in which he rushed for a school-record 1,647 yards. His season total was the fifth-best in SEC history. He scored 14 touchdowns, completed 7-of-9 passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns, and averaged 26.2 yards on 10 kickoff returns with one for a touchdown.

            Jones, an All-American kick returner as a freshman in 2005, ran for 1,168 yards and six touchdowns. His 7.6 yards per carry led the SEC and ranked second in the nation. His 7.09 career yards per carry average ranks first in school history.

            Luigs helped clear the way for McFadden and Jones, who became just the third duo in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Luigs helped Arkansas rank No. 4 in the nation in rushing offense with 228.5 yards per game.

            Monk caught 50 passes for 962 yards and the school-record 11 touchdowns. He has at least one reception in every game of his 36-game career. With 24 career touchdown catches, he is just seven short of the league record held by Chris Doering of Florida.

            LSU led the way with seven players selected first or second team, followed by Florida and Kentucky with six each, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee with five, Vanderbilt four, Auburn and South Carolina three, and Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State two.

            Arkansas’ five first-team selections led the conference, followed by LSU and Tennessee with three.

 

 

2007 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS

PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM

(*-Ties / # - Unanimous vote / Number of votes in parenthesis) (80 total voters)

 

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

TE         Jacob Tamme (67)           Kentucky           6-5        240        Sr.        Danville, Ky.

OL        Will Arnold (65)               LSU                   6-4        319        Sr.        Gloster, Miss.

OL        Michael Oher (59)           Ole Miss             6-5        325        Jr.        Memphis, Tenn.

OL        Andre Smith (43)             Alabama             6-4        348        So.        Birmingham, Ala.

OL        Phil Trautwein (28)          Florida               6-6        298        Sr.        Voorhees, N.J.

C          Jonathan Luigs (58)          Arkansas            6-4        307        Jr.        Little Rock, Ark.

WR        Earl Bennett (65)             Vanderbilt          6-1        202        Jr.        Birmingham, Ala.

WR        Marcus Monk (27)           Arkansas             6-6        220        Sr.        Lepanto, Ark.

QB        Andre’ Woodson (62)       Kentucky           6-5        230        Sr.        Radcliff, Ky.

#RB       Darren McFadden (80)      Arkansas           6-2        215        Jr.        Little Rock, Ark.

RB         Felix Jones (27)               Arkansas           6-0        207        Jr.        Tulsa, Okla.

 

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

TE         Cornelius Ingram (3)         Florida               6-4        230        Jr.        Hawthorne, Fla.

OL        Chris Williams (21)            Vanderbilt          6-6        320        Sr.        Glynn, La.

OL        King Dunlap (16)              Auburn              6-8        312        Sr.        Brentwood, Tenn.

OL        Drew Miller (13)              Florida               6-5        297        Sr.        Sarasota, Fla.

OL        Brian Stamper (6)            Vanderbilt          6-4        300        Sr.        Windermere, Fla.

C          Antoine Caldwell (15)       Alabama             6-4        288        Jr.        Montgomery, Ala.

WR        Percy Harvin (19)             Florida              5-11       181        So.        Virginia Beach, Va.

*WR       Keenan Burton (17)         Kentucky           6-2        195        Sr.        Louisville, Ky.

*WR       Early Doucet (17)             LSU                  6-0        207        Sr.        St. Martinville, La.

QB        Erik Ainge (6)                  Tennessee         6-6        220        Sr.        Hillsboro, Ore.

RB         BenJarvus Green-Ellis (26) Ole Miss            5-11       225        Sr.        New Orleans, La.

RB         LaMarcus Coker (7)          Tennessee        5-11       205        So.        Antioch, Tenn.

 

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

DL         Glenn Dorsey (78)             LSU                   6-2        299        Sr.        Gonzales, La.

DL         Quentin Groves (72)         Auburn              6-3        254        Sr.        Greenville, Miss.

DL         Derrick Harvey (48)          Florida               6-4        245        Jr.        Greenbelt, Md.

LB         Jasper Brinkley (75)         South Carolina    6-2        262        Sr.        Thomson, Ga.

LB         Jonathan Goff (73)           Vanderbilt          6-4        235        Sr.        Lynn, Mass.

LB         Ali Highsmith (58)              LSU                   6-1        226        Sr.        Miami, Fla.

LB         Jerod Mayo (37)              Tennessee         6-2        230        Jr.        Hampton, Va.

DB         Simeon Castille (78)          Alabama             6-1        189        Sr.        Birmingham, Ala.

DB         Jonathan Hefney (60)       Tennessee         5-9        185        Sr.        Rock Hill, S.C.

DB         Chevis Jackson (51)          LSU                   6-0        190        Sr.        Mobile, Ala.

DB         Derek Pegues (46)           Miss. State         5-10       196        Jr.        Batesville, Miss.

 

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

DL         Titus Brown (14)              Miss. State         6-3        250        Sr.        Tuscaloosa, Ala.

DL         Tyson Jackson (8)            LSU                   6-5        292        Jr.        Edgard, La.

DL         Wallace Gilberry (8)         Alabama             6-4        264        Sr.        Bay Minette, Ala.

LB         Wesley Woodyard (36)      Kentucky           6-1        212        Sr.        LaGrange, Ga.

LB         Prince Hall (14)               Alabama             5-11       255        So.        Moreno Valley, Calif.

*LB        Darry Beckwith (5)           LSU                   6-1        232        Jr.        Baton Rouge, La.

*LB        Brandon Miller (5)           Georgia              6-4        257        Sr.        Colquitt, Ga.

DB         Tony Joiner (30)              Florida               5-11       217        Sr.        Haines City, Fla.

DB         Jonathan Zenon (8)         LSU                   6-0        176        Sr.        Breaux Bridge, La.

DB         Trevard Lindley (5)          Kentucky           6-0        175        So.        Hiram, Ga.

DB         Jonathan Wilhite (4)        Auburn              5-11       185        Sr.        Monroe, La.

 

 

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

PK         Ryan Succop (39)            South Carolina    6-2        213        Jr.        Hickory, N.C.

P          Britton Colquitt (64)        Tennessee         6-3        205        Jr.        Knoxville, Tenn.

RS         Felix Jones (31)               Arkansas           6-0        207        Jr.        Tulsa, Okla.

 

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos.      Name                             School               Ht.        Wt.       Class      Hometown

PK         Brandon Coutu (35)         Georgia              6-0        200        Sr.        Lawrenceville, Ga.

P          Ryan Succop (16)             South Carolina    6-2        213        Jr.        Hickory, N.C.

RS         Rafael Little (18)              Kentucky           5-10       195        Sr.        Anderson, S.C.

 

                                    1st         2nd                   

School                           Team    Team    Total

Alabama                        2          3           5

Arkansas                       5          0           5

Auburn                          1          2           3

Florida                          2          4           6

Georgia                         0          2           2

Kentucky                       2          4           6

LSU                               3          4           7

Ole Miss                        1           1          2

Mississippi State            1          1           2

South Carolina               2          1           3

Tennessee                     3          2           5

Vanderbilt                      2          2          4

 

SEC PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

 

SEC Champion LSU (54), Florida (7), Arkansas (5), Auburn (4), Alabama (3), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (2), Georgia (2).

 

Eastern Division (First Place votes in parenthesis)

1.         Florida (41)                   131

2.         Tennessee (16)              201

3.         Georgia (12)                  225

4.         South Carolina (11)        272

5.         Kentucky                       389

6.         Vanderbilt                     462

 

Western Division (First Place votes in parenthesis)

1.         LSU (63)                        110

2.         Auburn (5)                     205

3.         Arkansas (5)                  237

4.         Alabama (7)                  256

5.         Ole Miss                        430

6.         Mississippi State           442