Auburn football: Guard Alex Kozan named to SEC All-Freshman team

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 12, 2013 

Alex Kozan (63), a Freshman All-American pick by the Football Writers Association of America last season, is back to man the left guard spot for Auburn in 2014.

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AUBURN, Ala. — The most inexperienced member of Auburn's offensive line entering the season earned the praise of SEC coaches on Thursday.

Alex Kozan, the team's starting left guard, was selected to the SEC's All-Freshman team by the league's coaches on Thursday. The Castle Rock, Colo., native was the only Auburn player picked by the coaches; notably, fellow first-year Tigers Carl Lawson and Avery Young were left off.

Kozan redshirted last year, establishing himself as a starter during the first week of fall camp. It's a spot he has yet to relinquish, as Kozan has started all 13 games at left guard this season, part of an offensive line that has paved the way for the top rushing attack in the country at 335.7 yards per game.

The entire SEC All-Freshman team is listed below.

2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team (* - ties)

OFFENSE

TE - Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL - Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt

Alex Kozan, Auburn

Denver Kirkland, Arkansas

C - Jon Toth, Kentucky

WR - Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

Marquez North, Tennessee

QB – Maty Mauk, Missouri

RB – Alex Collins, Arkansas

Kelvin Taylor, Florida

AP - Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

DEFENSE

DL - Chris Jones, Mississippi State

A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

Darius Philon, Arkansas

LB - Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M

Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Skai Moore, South Carolina

DB - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

Tony Conner, Ole Miss

Tre'Davious White, LSU

Cameron Sutton, Tennessee

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Elliott Fry, South Carolina

P - Johnny Townsend, Florida

RS – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina

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