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Dec. 6, 2011



Jackson & Rogers Named To AP All-SEC First Team

KNOXVILLE - For the 19th-consecutive year, Tennessee is represented on the Coaches' All-SEC second team, as senior defensive lineman Malik Jackson and sophomore wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers were named to the squad Tuesday.

The 18th time UT has had multiple players on the Coaches' second team roster, the honors come a day after the duo was selected to The Associated Press All-SEC first team.

Jackson, also a 2010 AP All-SEC second team honoree, led the Vols in tackles for loss (11), sacks (2.5) and quarterback hurries (10). His 56 tackles were a career-high, ranked tied for third on the team and positioned him as one of just two defensive linemen to rank in the SEC's top 50 in tackles per game with an average of 4.6 each outing, placing 50th.

The Northridge, Calif., native was one of seven Vols with multiple pass breakups (2), while also forcing a fumble. His 11 TFLs rank 12th in the SEC.

Rogers, UT's first wide receiver selection to the Coaches' second team since Donte' Stallworth and Kelley Washington in 2001, leads the SEC with 67 receptions, 1,040 receiving yards and six 100-yard games, while his nine TDs rank second.

His performance placed him in the top 10 of Tennessee's record book in all four categories. His 100-yard games were tied for the third-most in a season, while his receiving yards were fifth, his receptions were sixth and his touchdown figure ranked seventh.

The Calhoun, Ga., native became just the third wide receiver in Tennessee history to record multiple double-digit reception games in a single season, matching his career-high with 10 against Cincinnati and Vanderbilt.

Tennessee has now had 175 Vols named to the All-SEC second team for a total of 247 selections.

 

 

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