Auburn's Malzahn, Mason receive SEC awards

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Auburn's Malzahn, Mason receive SEC awards

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Auburn's Gus Malzahn coach of the year, and picked his star tailback Tre Mason as the top offensive player.

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam are co-defensive players of the year. The SEC released the winners on Wednesday.

Alabama receiver/return man Christion Jones is special teams player of the year. Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell is freshman of the year.

Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews receives the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Malzahn and Mason have led No. 2 Auburn into the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State. Mason is a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

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