4 SEC players receive first-team AFCA FBS coaches’ All-American honors

Four SEC players were among those who received first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association.

On Wednesday, the teams were released. Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson received first-team honors.

Evans, Fitzpatrick and Smith all still have a chance to win a national championship. Alabama plays Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, and Georgia faces Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl the same day. Auburn matches up against UCF in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.

You can check out the full teams below.

2017 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team – First Team

Offense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
WR Anthony Miller 5-11 190 R-Sr. Memphis Mike Norvell Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers)
WR James Washington 6-0 205 Sr. Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Stamford, Texas (Stamford)
TE Mark Andrews 6-5 254 R-Jr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Scottsdale, Ariz. (Desert Mountain)
OL Quenton Nelson 6-5 330 Sr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Holmdel, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic)
OL Orlando Brown 6-8 345 R-Jr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Duluth, Ga. (Peachtree Ridge)
C *Billy Price 6-4 312 Sr. Ohio State Urban Meyer Austintown, Ohio (Fitch)
OL Mike McGlinchey 6-8 315 Gr. Notre Dame Brian Kelly Philadelphia, Pa. (William Penn Charter)
OL David Edwards 6-7 315 So. Wisconsin Paul Chryst Downers Grove, Ill. (North)
QB Baker Mayfield 6-1 220 R-Sr. Oklahoma Lincoln Riley Austin, Texas (Lake Travis)
RB Saquon Barkley 5-11 230 Jr. Penn State James Franklin Coplay, Pa. (Whitehall)
RB Bryce Love 5-10 196 Jr. Stanford David Shaw Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest)

Defense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Bradley Chubb 6-4 275 Sr. NC State Dave Doeren Marietta, Ga. (Hillgrove)
DL *Ed Oliver 6-3 290 So. Houston Major Applewhite Houston, Texas (Westfield)
DL *Christian Wilkins 6-4 300 Jr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Springfield, Mass. (Suffield (Conn.) Academy)
DL Nick Bosa 6-4 270 So. Ohio State Urban Meyer Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
LB Rashaan Evans 6-3 234 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Auburn, Ala. (Auburn)
LB Roquan Smith 6-1 225 Jr. Georgia Kirby Smart Montezuma, Ga. (Macon County)
LB Josey Jewell 6-2 236 Sr. Iowa Kirk Ferentz Decorah, Iowa (Decorah)
DB *Minkah Fitzpatrick 6-1 202 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Old Bridge, N.J. (St. Peter’s Prep)
DB Josh Jackson 6-1 192 Jr. Iowa Kirk Ferentz Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas)
DB Denzel Ward 5-10 191 Jr. Ohio State Urban Meyer Macedonia, Ohio (Nordonia)
DB Deshon Elliott 6-2 210 Jr. Texas Tom Herman Rockwall, Texas (Heath)

Specialists

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P Michael Dickson 6-3 205 Jr. Texas Tom Herman Sydney, Australia, (Kirrawee)
PK *Daniel Carlson 6-4 223 Sr. Auburn Gus Malzahn Colorado Springs, Colo. (Classical Academy)
AP Dante Pettis 6-1 195 Sr. Washington Chris Petersen San Clemente, Calif. (Jserra Catholic)

2017 AFCA FBS Coaches’ All-America Team – Second Team

Offense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
WR Michael Gallup 6-1 200 Sr. Colorado State Mike Bobo Monroe, Ga. (Monroe)
WR David Sills V 6-4 203 Jr. West Virginia Dana Holgorsen Wilmington, Del. (Eastern Christian Academy)
TE Troy Fumagalli 6-6 248 Sr. Wisconsin Paul Chryst Aurora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley)
OL Jonah Williams 6-5 301 So. Alabama Nick Saban Folsom, Calif. (Folsom)
OL Braden Smith 6-6 303 Sr. Auburn Gus Malzahn Olathe, Kan. (South)
C Bradley Bozeman 6-5 314 R-Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Roanoke, Ala. (Handley)
OL Mitch Hyatt 6-5 305 Jr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)
OL Isaiah Wynn 6-2 302 Sr. Georgia Kirby Smart St. Petersburg, Fla. (Lakewood)
QB Mason Rudolph 6-5 230 Sr. Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern)
RB Kerryon Johnson 6-0 212 Jr. Auburn Gus Malzahn Huntsville, Ala. (Madison Academy)
RB Nick Chubb 5-10 225 Sr. Georgia Kirby Smart Cedartown, Ga. (Cedartown)

Defense

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
DL Da’Ron Payne 6-2 308 Jr. Alabama Nick Saban Birmingham, Ala. (Shades Valley)
DL Maurice Hurst 6-2 280 Gr. Michigan Jim Harbaugh Westwood, Mass. (Xaverian Brothers)
DL Sutton Smith 6-0 225 R-So. Northern Illinois Rod Carey Saint Charles, Mo. (Francis Howell)
DL Hercules Mata’afa 6-2 252 R-Jr. Washington State Mike Leach Lahaina, Hawaii (Lahainaluna)
LB Dorian O’Daniel 6-1 220 R-Gr. Clemson Dabo Swinney Olney, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
LB Shaquem Griffin 6-2 229 R-Sr. UCF Scott Frost St. Petersburg, Fla. (Lakewood)
LB T.J. Edwards 6-1 244 Jr. Wisconsin Paul Chryst Lake Villa, Ill. (Lakes Community)
DB Carlton Davis 6-1 203 Jr. Auburn Gus Malzahn Miami, Fla. (Norland)
DB Derwin James 5-11 190 Jr. Florida State Jimbo Fisher Haines City, Fla. (Haines City)
DB Jaquan Johnson 6-2 198 Jr. Miami (Fla.) Mark Richt Miami, Fla. (Killian)
DB Tre Flowers 6-3 200 R-Sr. Oklahoma State Mike Gundy Converse, Texas (Judson)

Specialists

Pos. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)
P *JK Scott 6-6 204 Sr. Alabama Nick Saban Denver, Colo. (Mullen)
PK Matt Gay 6-1 220 Jr. Utah Kyle Whittingham Orem, Utah (Utah Valley)
AP Nyheim Hines 5-9 197 Jr. NC State Dave Doeren Garner, N.C. (Garner)

*–2016 AFCA All-American

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