AP selects Gus Malzahn as SEC coach of the year, Tre Mason named league's top offensive player

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 9, 2013 

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Auburn coach Gus Malzahn (right) and running back Tre Mason (left) were honored by the Associated Press on Monday. Malzahn was named the SEC's coach of the year while Mason snagged the award for the league's top offensive player.

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AUBURN, Ala. — Just two days after capturing the SEC Championship, Auburn keeps garnering more recognition.

On Monday, the Associated Press named Gus Malzahn the SEC's coach of the year and selected Tre Mason as the league's top offensive player.

In addition to Mason, Auburn had two other players named to the first team in tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Dee Ford. On the second team, Auburn had three players picked: center Reese Dismukes, tight end C.J. Uzomah and cornerback Chris Davis.

The AP also gave three Tigers honorable mention status: quarterback Nick Marshall, defensive tackle Gabe Wright and punter Steven Clark.

It is a stark contrast to last season, as Auburn was the only school in the conference without a player on either of the AP's two All-SEC teams.

Both teams and awards are listed below.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr.

WR — Mike Evans, Texas A&M, 6-5, 225, So.

L — Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr.

L — Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr.

L — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.

L — t-Justin Britt, Missouri, 6-6, 315, Sr.

L — t-Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 320, So.

L — t-Anthony Steen, Alabama, 6-3, 309, Sr.

C — Travis Swanson, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.

TE — Arthur Lynch, Georgia, 6-5, 254, Sr.

QB — Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 210, So.

RB — u-Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr.

RB — Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So.

K — Marshall Morgan, Georgia, 6-3, 200, So.

All-Purpose — Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 6-0, 193, Jr.

Defense

E — u-Michael Sam, Missouri, 6-2, 255, Sr.

E — Dee Ford, Auburn, 6-2, 240, Sr.

T — Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina, 6-4, 298, Jr.

E — t-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 274, Jr.

E — t-Kony Ealy, Missouri, 6-5, 275, Jr.

LB — u-C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Sr.

LB — Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 232, Jr.

LB — A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr.

CB — E.J. Gaines, Missouri, 5-11, 195, Sr.

CB — Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 192, Fr.

S — Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.

S — Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr.

P — Cody Mandell, Alabama, 6-3, 213, Sr.

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Jarvis Landry, LSU, 6-1, 195, Jr.

WR — Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, 6-6, 225, So.

L — Ja'Waun James, Tennessee, 6-6, 316, Sr.

L — t-Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr.

L — t-Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 327, Jr.

L — t-Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 315, Fr.

L — t-Trai Turner, LSU, 6-3, 316, So.

C — Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 297, Jr.

TE — t-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 217, Fr.

TE — t-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-6, 250, Fr.

TE — t-C.J. Uzomah, Auburn, 6-4, 258, Jr.

QB — Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 208, Sr.

RB — T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, 6-2, 218, So.

RB — t-Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 232, So.

RB — t-Mike Davis, South Carolina, 5-9, 215, So.

K — Zach Hocker, Arkansas, 6-0, 191, Sr.

All-Purpose — Christion Jones, Alabama, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Defense

E — Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 252, Jr.

T — Anthony Johnson, LSU, 6-3, 294, Jr.

E — Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, 6-3, 266, So.

LB — Avery Williamson, Kentucky, 6-1, 238, Sr.

LB — t-Lamin Barrow, LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr.

LB — t-Serderius Bryant, Mississippi, 5-9, 215, Jr.

LB — t-Trey DePriest, Alabama, 6-2, 245, Jr.

LB — t-Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina, 5-10, 195, Jr.

LB — t-Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 207, So.

LB — t-Andrew Wilson, Missouri, 6-3, 240, So.

CB — Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 186, Sr.

CB — t-Chris Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 200, Sr.

CB — t-Victor Hampton, South Carolina, 5-10, 202, Jr.

CB — t-Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, 6-0, 190, Jr.

S — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, 6-1, 208, Jr.

S — Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 215, So.

P — Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 205, So.

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HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, 6-1, 210, Jr.; AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, 6-4, 214, Sr.; Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU, 6-5, 235, Sr.

Defense

Steven Clark, P, Auburn, 6-5, 230, Sr.; Ego Ferguson, T, LSU, 6-3, 309, Jr.; Markus Golden, E, Missouri, 6-3, 260, Jr.; Brandon Ivory, T, Alabama, 6-4, 310, Jr.; Chris Jones, T, Mississippi St., 6-5, 305, Fr.; Craig Loston, S, LSU, 6-2, 209, Sr.; Michael Palardy, P, Tennessee, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama, 6-0, 210, Jr.; Robenson Therezie, S, Auburn, 5-9, 204, Jr.; Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi St., 6-1, 205, Sr.; Gabe Wright, T, Auburn, 6-3, 296, Jr.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tre Mason, Auburn

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Michael Sam, Missouri

COACH OF THE YEAR

Gus Malzahn, Auburn

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Alex Collins, Arkansas

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