Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (11) makes a catch ahead of Louisiana State Tigers cornerback Tharold Simon (24) during the second half at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

2012 SEC Football: Cobi Hamilton a Consensus First Team All-SEC Player


Fayetteville, Ark. – The Associated Press released their first and second All-SEC teams on Monday. Among the handful of unanimous selections was senior Arkansas wide receiver Cobi Hamilton.

Hamilton led the SEC with 90 catches and 1,335 yards receiving yards. Hamilton added five touchdowns and a healthy 14.8 yards per catch to boost his impressive 2012 statistics.

Arkansas had two second team selections, junior center Travis Swanson and senior punter Dylan Breeding.

On 53 total punts Breeding tallied 2,416 total yards. His average of 45.58 yards per punt was second best in the SEC. Breeding also only allowed an average of 2.0 return yards per punt.

Junior defensive end Chris Smith was a SEC Honorable Mention player. Smith was fourth in the conference in sacks with 9.5. He also was among the league leaders in tackles for loss with a team-high 13 TFL with a total of 70 yards lost on those plays.

Noticeably absent from the AP All-SEC teams was senior quarterback Tyler Wilson and senior safety/linebacker Ross Rasner.

Wilson finished fourth in the SEC in total passing yards with 3,387 while throwing 21 touchdown passes with 13 interceptions. Arguments could be made about Wilson’s importance to the Razorbacks above all other SEC quarterbacks other than A&M’s Johnny Manziel.

Rasner finished ninth in the SEC in total tackles with 92 and was the only defensive back in the conference’s top 10 in total tackles. Rasner was tied for third most interceptions, out of 15 total players, in the SEC with three picks.

The multidimensional Rasner was also among the top 10 in the SEC in passes defended with 10 and in passes broken up (7).

 

First Team

Offense

WR — *Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas, 6-3, 209, Sr.

WR — Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Jr.

OL — Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr.

OL — Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr.

OL — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr.

OL — Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 320, Jr.

C — *Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6-5, 302, Sr.

TE — Jordan Reed, Florida, 6-3, 243, Jr.

QB — *Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr.

RB — Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 218, Fr.

RB — Mike Gillislee, Florida, 5-11, 209, Sr.

K — Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 5-11, 184, Sr.

All-Purpose — Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, 6-3, 205, Jr.

* Denotes unanimous selection

 

Defense

DT — Sharrif Floyd, Florida,6-3, 303, Jr.

DT — Sheldon Richardson, Missouri, 6-4, 295, Jr.

DE — *Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, So.

DE — Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr.

LB — *Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 241, Jr.

LB — C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr.

LB — Kevin Minter, LSU, 6-2, 245, Jr.

CB — *Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr.

CB — *Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr.

S — Matt Elam, Florida, 5-10, 202, Jr.

S — Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr.

P — Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-2, 199, So.

 

Second Team

Offense

WR — Justin Hunter, Tennessee, 6-4, 200, Jr.

WR — Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State, 5-11, 200, Sr.

OL — D.J. Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr.

OL — Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6-3, 343, Sr.

OL — Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 332, So.

OL — Dallas Thomas, Tennessee, 6-5, 310, Sr.

C — Travis Swanson, Arkansas 6-5, 305, Jr.

TE — Mychal Rivera, Tennessee, 6-3, 244, Sr.

QB — A.J. McCarron, Alabama, 6-4, 210, Jr.

RB — Eddie Lacy, Alabama, 6-0, 220, Jr.

RB — Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt, 5-9, 210, Sr.

K — Carey Spear, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 190, Jr.

All-Purpose — LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, 5-10, 190, Jr.

All-Purpose — Ace Sanders, South Carolina, 5-8, 175, Jr.

 

Defense

DT — Jesse Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 320, Sr.

DT — John Jenkins, Georgia, 6-3, 358, Sr.

DT — Bennie Logan, LSU, 6-3, 295, Jr.

DE — Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-5, 260, Jr.

LB — Alec Ogletree, Georgia, 6-3, 232, Jr.

LB — Cameron Lawrence, Mississippi State, 6-3, 230, Sr.

LB — Barkevious Mingo, LSU, 6-5, 240, Jr.

LB — Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 203, Fr.

CB — Andrew Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 184, Jr.

CB — Marcus Robertson, Florida, 6-0, 178, So.

S — D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr.

S — Craig Loston, LSU, 6-2, 205, Jr.

S — Bacarri Rambo, Georgia, 6-0, 210, Sr.

P — Dylan Breeding, Arkansas, 6-1, 211, Sr.

 

Honorable Mention

Offense

La’el Collins, L, LSU, 6-5, 321, So.; Josh Dworaczyk, L, LSU, 6-6, 300, Sr.; Wesley Johnson, L, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 285, Jr.; Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina, 6-0, 218, Jr.; Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia, 6-1, 210, Jr.

 

Defense

Robert Lester, S, Alabama, 6-2, 210, Sr.; Chris Smith, E, Arkansas, 6-3, 251, Jr.

 

Offensive Player Of The Year

*Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

 

Defensive Player Of The Year

Jarvis Jones, Georgia

 

Coach Of The Year

Kevin Sumlim, Texas A&M

 

Freshman Of The Year

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

 

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