GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Seven Gators have picked up AP All-SEC honors, including six first-team selections, announced by the organization on Monday.
Senior running back Mike Gillislee (DeLand), redshirt senior kicker Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine) and redshirt junior Jordan Reed (New London, Conn.) highlight first-team offense selections. Junior defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, Pa.), junior defensive back Matt Elam (Palm Beach Gardens) and sophomore kicker Kyle Christy (Brownsburg, Ind.) wrapped up first-team defensive honors as sophomore defensive back Marcus Roberson (Ft. Lauderdale) rounded out the Gators selections, earning a spot on the defense second-team.
Sturgis is the lone Gator repeat on the list, as he also garnered first-team honors in 2011.
The Gators compiled an 11-1 regular season record and a 7-1 mark in SEC play this season. They will make their 22nd-straight bowl appearance in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans. UF has claimed a school-record four-consecutive bowls and will be making its eighth-consecutive January Bowl appearance, the longest active streak in the nation. In addition, the Gators will be appearing in a BCS Bowl for the seventh time, tops in the SEC and tied for the third-best total nationally.
Florida's total of five BCS Bowl wins is tied for the top total in the nation and with a victory it will have the top total in the nation in all-time BCS wins.
Associated Press All-SEC Teams
u- unanimous selection
WR - u-Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas, 6-3, 209, Sr.
WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Jr.
L - Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.
L - Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.
L - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr.
L - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 320, Jr.
C - u-Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.
TE - Jordan Reed, Florida, 6-3, 243, Jr.
QB - u-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.
RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 218, Fr.
RB - Mike Gillislee, Florida, 5-11, 209, Sr.
K - Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 184, Sr.
All-Purpose - Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, 6-3, 205, Jr.
T - Sharrif Floyd, Florida,6-3, 303, Jr.
T - Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, 6-4, 295, Jr.
E - u-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.
E - Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.
LB - u-Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.
LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.
LB - Kevin Minter, LSU, 6-2, 245, Jr.
CB - u-Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr.
CB - u-Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.
S - Matt Elam, Florida, 5-10, 202, Jr.
S - Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.
P - Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-2, 199, So.
WR - Justin Hunter, Tennessee, 6-4, 200, Jr.
WR - Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State, 5-11, 200, Sr.
L - D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr.
L - Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 343, Sr.
L - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 332, So.
L - Dallas Thomas, Tennessee, 6-5, 310, Sr.
C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas 6-5, 305, Jr.
TE - Mychal Rivera, Tennessee, 6-3, 244, Sr.
QB - A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 6-4, 210, Jr.
RB - Eddie Lacy, Alabama, 6-0, 220, Jr.
RB - Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 210, Sr.
K - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 190, Jr.
All-Purpose - LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, 5-10, 190, Jr.
All-Purpose - Ace Sanders, South Carolina, 5-8, 175, Jr.
T - Jesse Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 320, Sr.
T - John Jenkins, Georgia, 6-3, 358, Sr.
T - Bennie Logan, LSU, 6-3, 295, Jr.
E - Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-5, 260, Jr.
LB - Alec Ogletree, Georgia, 6-3, 232, Jr.
LB - Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State, 6-3, 230, Sr.
LB - Barkevious Mingo, LSU, 6-5, 240, Jr.
LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 203, Fr.
CB - Andrew Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 184, Jr.
CB - Marcus Roberson, Florida, 6-0, 178, So.
S - D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr.
S - Craig Loston, LSU, 6-2, 205, Jr.
S - Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 210, Sr.
P - Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, 6-1, 211, Sr.
La'el Collins, L, LSU, 6-5, 321, So.; Josh Dworaczyk, L, LSU, 6-6, 300, Sr.; Wesley Johnson, L, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 285, Jr.; Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Jr.; Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, 6-1, 210, Jr.
Robert Lester, S, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Chris Smith, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 251, Jr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
u-Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kevin Sumlim, Texas A&M
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M