Alabama places 9 players on coaches All-SEC teams

The Associated PressDecember 10, 2013
Alabama places 9 players on coaches All-SEC teams
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, NOV. 2-3 - FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama's rebuilt offensive line, which lost three All-Americans and two NFL first-round picks, was the biggest question mark in the Crimson Tide's bid for a third straight national title. Maligned early in the season, the group has kept quarterback AJ McCarron's jersey mostly spotless, opened gaping holes for the backs and answered the questions. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama placed nine players on the coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams and LSU had eight.

The league released its All-SEC teams chosen by league head coaches on Tuesday. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

The third-ranked Crimson Tide, which will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, placed a league-high five players on the first team. Texas A&M had four first-teamers while Georgia and SEC Champion Auburn each placed three on the first team.

Every SEC school had at least one player on the all-conference teams.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was a first-teamer while fellow Heisman Trophy finalist AJ McCarron of Alabama is a second-teamer.

The league will release individual award winners on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman team on Thursday.