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VOLS PLACE SEVEN ON ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC TEAMS



Dec. 4, 2006

Britton Colquitt
Turk McBride
Robert Meachem
Arron Sears
James Wilhoit
Tennessee's resurgence on the football playing field in 2006 certainly was noticed in press boxes across the SEC, as seven Vols were named Monday to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference teams.

Punter Britton Colquitt, defensive tackle Turk McBride, wide receiver Robert Meachem, offensive tackle Arron Sears and placekicker James Wilhoit were selected to the first team, while Jonathan Hefney and Jonathan Wade received second-team acclaim. Tennessee's seven players named were second only to the 10 from Arkansas. Auburn, Georgia and LSU had six selections apiece.

A senior from Russellville, Ala., Sears joined Arkansas' Darren McFadden as the team's only unanimous selections. He was named last week a first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association and Rivals.com, and is contending for the Jacobs Award as the SEC's top blocker.

Meachem also was a first-team All-America pick by Rivals.com. The junior from Tulsa, Okla., set a Tennessee season record this year with 1,265 receiving yards on 67 catches thus far and hauled in 11 touchdown passes. Meachem leads the SEC and is third nationally with a 105.4-yard per game receiving average.

Colquitt leads the SEC and ranks eighth nationally with a 45.0-yard punting average. He has 16 punts downed inside 20 this year versus only four touchbacks. The sophomore from Knoxville was incredibly consistent in 2006, averaging at least 41 yards per punt in 10 of 11 games this season.

McBride ended the regular season being named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. The senior Camden, N.J., who played the season's first three games at end before moving to tackle because of a teammate's injury, leads all conference defensive tackles with 64 total stops.

Wilhoit is the SEC's active scoring leader with 321 career points. His will finish his career second on UT's all-time scoring list and is five points from tying for sixth on the SEC chart. The Hendersonville senior also leads the league with a 7.7-point scoring average, having connected on 17-of-21 field goals and 41 extra-points.

Hefney has five interceptions in his last nine games to improve to third in the SEC. Tennessee's leading returning tackler from 2005 has taken over the team lead this year as well with 93 total hits, good enough sixth in the league. In addition, the Rock Hill, S.C., junior stands fourth in the SEC in punt returns with a 12.8-yard average.

Wade leads the SEC and is eighth nationally with 17 passes defensed. His recent interception against Vanderbilt was his fourth this season. A senior from Shreveport, La., Wade was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against South Carolina, where he had a hand in stopping three Gamecock drives.

TWO VOLS NAMED TO SPORTING NEWS SEC ALL-FRESHMAN SQUAD
Tennessee's LaMarcus Coker and Josh McNeil have been recognized by The Sporting News as members of the 2006 SEC All-Freshman Team.

Coker finished the regular season as the leading freshman rusher and seventh overall among SEC ball-carriers with an average of 66.0 yards per game (660 yards). An Antioch native, he already owns two of the four longest runs (89, 87) in UT history despite playing in just 10 games because of a knee sprain.

McNeil made his collegiate starting debut in the season's fourth game and never relinquished the role. The Vols allowed only 17 sacks -- third-fewest in the league -- against 378 pass attempts -- second-most in the league. A Collins, Miss., product, McNeil appeared in every game this year except one.

2006 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC TEAMS

Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl.
FIRST TEAM - OFFENSE
WR Earl Bennett Vanderbilt 6-1 202 So.
WR Robert Meachem Tennessee 6-3 210 Jr.
L u-Arron Sears Tennessee 6-4 320 Sr.
L Tony Ugoh Arkansas 6-5 305 Sr.
L Ben Grubbs Auburn 6-3 301 Sr.
L Daniel Inman Georgia 6-7 316 Sr.
C Jonathan Luigs Arkansas 6-4 305 So.
TE Jacob Tamme Kentucky 6-5 240 Jr.
QB JaMarcus Russell LSU 6-6 252 Jr.
RB u-Darren McFadden Arkansas 6-2 212 So.
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis Mississippi 5-11 215 Jr.
K (tie) James Wilhoit Tennessee 5-10 195 Sr.
K (tie) John Vaughn Auburn 6-1 197 Sr.
All-Purpose Keenan Burton Kentucky 6-2 195 Jr.
FIRST TEAM - DEFENSE
E Jamaal Anderson Arkansas 6-6 280 Jr.
E Quentin Groves Auburn 6-3 250 Jr.
T Glenn Dorsey LSU 6-2 284 Jr.
T Turk McBride Tennessee 6-4 275 Sr.
LB Patrick Willis Mississippi 6-2 240 Sr.
LB Sam Olajubutu Arkansas 5-9 225 Sr.
LB Quinton Culberson Mississippi St. 6-0 239 Sr.
LB Jasper Brinkley South Carolina 6-2 250 Jr.
DB LaRon Landry LSU 6-2 204 Sr.
DB Reggie Nelson Florida 6-1 195 Jr.
DB Ryan Smith Florida 5-10 165 Jr.
DB Simeon Castille Alabama 6-1 192 Jr.
P Britton Colquitt Tennessee 6-3 198 So.
SECOND TEAM - OFFENSE
WR Dwayne Bowe LSU 6-3 217 Sr.
WR Keenan Burton Kentucky 6-2 195 Jr.
L Stephen Parker Arkansas 6-4 318 Sr.
L Will Arnold LSU 6-4 322 Jr.
L Tim Duckworth Auburn 6-4 310 Sr.
L Brian Johnson LSU 6-4 297 Sr.
C Nick Jones Georgia 6-3 296 Sr.
TE Martrez Milner Georgia 6-4 255 Sr.
QB Andre Woodson Kentucky 6-5 232 Jr.
RB Felix Jones Arkansas 6-0 200 So.
RB Kenny Irons Auburn 5-11 200 Sr.
All Purpose Felix Jones Arkansas 6-0 200 So.
SECOND TEAM - DEFENSE
E Charles Johnson Georgia 6-2 270 Sr.
E Titus Brown Mississippi St. 6-3 247 Jr.
T Keith Jackson Arkansas 6-0 296 Sr.
T Deljuan Robinson Mississippi St. 6-4 296 Sr.
LB Earl Everett Florida 6-2 231 Sr.
LB Brandon Siler Florida 6-2 235 Jr.
LB Tony Taylor Georgia 6-1 237 Sr.
DB Tra Battle Georgia 5-11 176 Sr.
DB Jonathan Hefney Tennessee 5-9 185 Jr.
DB Chris Houston Arkansas 5-11 188 Jr.
DB Jonathan Wade Tennessee 6-0 195 Sr.
P Kody Bliss Auburn 5-10 177 Sr.


u-unanimous selection

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES

Offense

Brian Anderson, G, Mississippi State; Cole Bennett, TE, Auburn; Antoine Caldwell, C-G, Alabama; Jamon Meredith, T, South Carolina; Michael Oher, T, Mississippi; Steve Rissler, C, Florida; Brian Stamper, T, Vanderbilt; Ryan Succop, K, South Carolina

Defense

Jamaal Anderson, E, Arkansas; Fred Bennett, DB, South Carolina; Jonathan Goff, LB, Vanderbilt; Marquies Gunn, E, Auburn; David Irons, DB, Auburn; Ray McDonald, T, Florida; Quentin Moses, E, Georgia; Jarvis Moss, E, Florida; Paul Oliver, DB, Georgia; Derek Pegues, DB, Mississippi St.; Andrew Powell, T, Mississippi St.; Marcus Thomas, T, Florida; Wesley Woodyard, LB, Kentucky


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darren McFadden, Arkansas

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Patrick Willis, Mississippi

COACH OF THE YEAR
Houston Nutt, Arkansas

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Percy Harvin, Florida


 

 

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