Two Football Vols Named Freshman All-SEC

Dec. 10, 2009

Two members of the Tennessee football team were named Freshman All-SEC by the league's coaches, the conference office announced Thursday. The Vols picked up one honor on each side of the ball as offensive tackle Aaron Douglas and middle linebacker Herman Lathers received recognition.

Douglas, from Maryville, started the last nine games of the season and played 95 percent of the total snaps from that point forward. He allowed just 1.5 sacks in more than 700 total plays and was second on the offensive line with 58 knockdown blocks. He also picked up a weekly award from the league this season as he was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UT's 56-28 win over Memphis on Nov. 7. He was the only freshman to win the weekly offensive line award this season.

Lathers, from Baton Rouge, La., played in all 12 games and started the last four at middle linebacker after both Nick Reveiz and Savion Frazier were lost for the year with knee injuries. He finished the season fifth on the team in tackles with 40, including one for a loss.

The two selections to the Freshman All-SEC Team give UT a total of seven players honored by SEC head coaches. Junior safety Eric Berry was named first team All-SEC, while senior linebacker Rico McCoy, senior defensive tackle Dan Williams, senior offensive tackle Chris Scott and senior tailback Montario Hardesty were named second-team All-SEC. Williams was a first-team selection by the Associated Press.

(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection / Coaches could not vote for their own players)
TE Orson Charles Georgia 6-3 230 Tampa, Fla.
#OL Barrett Jones Alabama 6-4 289 Memphis, Tenn.
OL Aaron Douglas Tennessee 6-6 282 Maryville, Tenn.
OL Xavier Nixon Florida 6-6 285 Fayetteville, N.C.
OL Ryan Seymour Vanderbilt 6-5 295 Kingsland, Ga.
*OL Larry Warford Kentucky 6-3 349 Richmond, Ky.
*OL T.J. Johnson South Carolina 6-4 297 Aynor, S.C.
#WR Alshon Jeffery South Carolina 6-3 217 St. Matthews, S.C.
WR Chad Bumphis Mississippi State 5-10 195 Tupelo, Miss.
QB Morgan Newton Kentucky 6-4 217 Carmel, Ind.
RB Trent Richardson Alabama 5-11 220 Pensacola, Fla.
RB Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 188 Stone Mountain, Ga.
DL Devin Taylor South Carolina 6-7 232 Beaufort, S.C.
DL Tenarius Wright Arkansas 6-1 238 Memphis, Tenn.
DL Fletcher Cox Mississippi State 6-4 275 Yazoo City, Miss.
*DL Montez Robinson Georgia 6-5 250 Avon, Ind.
*DL Omar Hunter Florida 6-0 299 Buford, Ga.
LB Nico Johnson Alabama 6-3 225 Andalusia, Ala.
LB D.T. Shackelford Ole Miss 6-1 230 Decatur, Ala.
LB Herman Lathers Tennessee 6-1 213 Baton Rouge, La.
DB Johnthan Banks Mississippi State 6-2 175 Maben, Miss.
DB Corey Broomfield Mississippi State 5-10 170 Palm Bay, Fla.
DB Daren Bates Auburn 5-11 195 Memphis, Tenn.
DB Stephon Gilmore South Carolina 6-1 188 Rock Hill, S.C.
#PK Ryan Fowler Vanderbilt 5-10 165 Taylors, S.C.
#P Tyler Campbell Ole Miss 6-2 210 Little Rock, Ark.
RS Warren Norman Vanderbilt 5-10 188 Stone Mountain, Ga.





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