Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 3, 2012

College Football: Manziel is Mr. SEC after dynamic debut

A&M QB is the unanimous choice for offensive player of the year

By Paul Newberry
Associated Press

ATLANTA — —

ATLANTA (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the unanimous choice for Associated Press Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year after a dynamic debut season.

The team was announced Monday.

The redshirt freshman known as "Johnny Football" passed for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns, rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 TDs, and guided Texas A&M to a 10-2 mark in its first SEC season, including an upset of Alabama.

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones edged out South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney for defensive player of the year. Jones leads the conference with 22.5 tackles behind the line and ranks second to Clowney with 12.5 sacks.

Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin is coach of the year, beating out Florida's Will Muschamp. Manziel is also freshman of the year and a unanimous choice as first-team quarterback.

2012 Associated Press All-SEC football team

The Associated Press

The 2012 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday, with player's position, name, school, height, weight and class (u-unanimous selection):

FIRST TEAM

Offense

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.

Defense

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.

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

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.

Defense

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 Robertson, 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.

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HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

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.

Defense

Robert Lester, S, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Chris Smith, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 251, Jr.

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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