BIRMINGHAM — The University of Alabama placed a total of 16 football players on the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, the league announced on Thursday. The 16 selections are the most from any one school.

The Crimson Tide had a league-best nine players earn first-team honors, including Tua Tagovailoa (quarterback), Najee Harris (running back), Jerry Jeudy (wide receiver), Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills Jr. (offensive line) on offense. The defensive first-team honorees are made up of Raekwon Davis (defensive line), Trevon Diggs (defensive back) and Dylan Moses (linebacker). Jaylen Waddle rounds out the first-team selections, landing two spots on the specialist list as an all-purpose player and as a return specialist.

The second-team selections were made up of Anfernee Jennings (linebacker), Xavier McKinney (defensive back), Henry Ruggs III (wide receiver) and Patrick Surtain II (defensive back). Waddle makes another appearance on the third team (wide receiver), in addition to Shyheim Carter (defensive back), LaBryan Ray (defensive line) and Matt Womack (offensive line).

Carter, Diggs, Jennings, Womack and Davis are seniors. Jeudy, Harris, Tagovailoa, Ruggs, McKinney, Moses, Leatherwood, Wills and Ray are juniors, while Surtain and Waddle are sophomores.

The preseason honor from the league’s coaches is the second for Davis and Jennings, while Diggs was a third-team selection two years ago and a second-team honoree a year ago. Carter, Harris, Jeudy, Leatherwood, McKinney, Moses, Ray, Ruggs III, Surtain II, Tagovailoa, Waddle, Wills Jr. and Womack are being recognized for the first time.

The Crimson Tide has claimed five of the last seven SEC titles and five of the last 10 national championships. Across the last 11 seasons under head coach Nick Saban, Alabama owns a 139-15 (.903) record, including a 79-9 (.879) mark in conference play.

Alabama opens its 2019 season on Aug. 31 in Atlanta, Ga., against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The matchup between the Crimson Tide and Blue Devils is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on ABC.

Reach Cecil Hurt at cecil@tidesports.com or via Twitter @cecilhurt. Material in this story was also provided via UA Sports Information. 

 

FIRST TEAM

Offense

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL

Andrew Thomas, Georgia

Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama*

Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri*

Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn*

C

Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU

WR

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt

QB

Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB

D’Andre Swift, Georgia

Najee Harris, Alabama AP

Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Defense

DL

Raekwon Davis, Alabama

Derrick Brown, Auburn

Rashard Lawrence, LSU

Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

LB

Dylan Moses, Alabama

Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State

Cale Garrett, Missouri

DB

C.J. Henderson, Florida

Grant Delpit, LSU

J.R. Reed, Georgia

Trevon Diggs, Alabama*

Kristian Fulton, LSU*

Special teams

PK

Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia P

Braden Mann, Texas A&M

RS

Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

SECOND TEAM

Offense

TE

Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt

OL

Damien Lewis, LSU

Logan Stenberg, Kentucky

Solomon Kindley, Georgia

Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

C

Darryl Williams, Mississippi State

WR

Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

QB

Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

Lamical Perine, Florida

AP

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

Defense

DL

Jabari Zuniga, Florida

Marlon Davidson, Auburn

Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

Nick Coe, Auburn

LB

Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

De’Jon Harris, Arkansas

David Reese II, Florida

DB

Xavier McKinney, Alabama

Patrick Surtain II, Alabama

DeMarkus Acy, Missouri

Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

Special teams

PK

Evan McPherson, Florida

P

Tommy Townsend, Florida

RS

Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M*

Marquez Callaway, Tennessee*

THIRD TEAM

Offense

TE

Charlie Woerner, Georgia

OL

Yasir Durant, Missouri

Ben Cleveland, Georgia

Matt Womack, Alabama

Marquel Harrell, Auburn*

Mike Horton, Auburn* C

Drake Jackson, Kentucky

WR

Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*

Justin Jefferson, LSU*

QB

Kellen Mond, Texas A&M

RB

Larry Rountree, Missouri

Kylin Hill, Mississippi State AP

Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M

Defense

DL

McTelvin Agim, Arkansas

Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State

Tyler Clark, Georgia

LaBryan Ray, Alabama*

Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt*

Jordan Elliott, Missouri*

LB

Michael Divinity, LSU

T.J. Brunson, South Carolina*

Darrell Taylor, Tennessee*

Jacob Phillips, LSU*

DB

Daniel Thomas, Auburn

Nigel Warrior, Tennessee

Shyheim Carter, Alabama

Kamren Curl, Arkansas*

Jaycee Horn, South Carolina*

Javaris Davis, Auburn*

Special teams

PK

Tucker McCann, Missouri*

Anders Carlson, Auburn*

P

Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU

RS

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

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