Six Gators named to Preseason All-SEC Teams

By Adam Silverstein
July 14, 2011

Six members of the Florida Gators football team were named to the 2011 Preseason All-SEC Teams on Thursday, as previously voted on by the conference’s coaches.

Florida, which had a league-high 10 players elected to the 2010 teams, only had one (redshirt senior running back Chris Rainey) remaining on its 2011 roster due to seven players graduating, one leaving early for the NFL and another being dismissed.

Rainey was left off the 2011 teams, which featured just one senior and five underclassmen from the Gators.

Senior running back Jeff Demps and redshirt junior kicker Caleb Sturgis were honored with All-SEC Second Team nominations, while linebackers junior Jon Bostic and redshirt sophomore Jelani Jenkins along with specialists redshirt sophomore Andre Debose and sophomore Trey Burton were named to the All-SEC Third Team.

Florida was one of three teams (Auburn, Mississippi State) not to have a single player on the All-SEC First Team and sported the seventh most nominations overall coming in well behind leaders Arkansas (14) and Alabama (13).

This year’s All-SEC Teams were announced one week prior to the 2011 SEC Football Media Days, which take place next week in Hoover, AL. The Gators will be represented by head coach Will Muschamp, redshirt seniors quarterback John Brantley and wide receiver Denote Thompson, and senior defensive end William Green


  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    OK, why was Jaye Howard left out? That’s pretty disappointing IMO.

    • David says:

      Maybe because he was injured so much last year that they arent sure if he can do it for a whole season …?

      • Gatorbuc15 says:

        That could be David, but he’s got a load of talent and he should have pretty good season.
        I hope I didn’t waste your time or anything…

      • Gatorbuc15 says:

        P.S.-I know that he was injured last season.

  2. John S says:

    Damn, another reminder of where to set our expectations for this year.

  3. Ken (CA) says:

    Any word on Marvin Bracy? He was supposed to announce today

  4. brlgator says:


  5. brlgator says:

    I hope this fuels the teams fire. Muschamp should put this up in locker room and weight room

    • Joe says:

      Agreed, this is a slap in the face to anyone of a number of excellent and determined players. Although it truly means nothing, this preseason stuff sets the mentality for our players to overachieve.

  6. Tractorr says:

    Not really all that strange considering how young the team is.

  7. npgator says:

    It seems like we have a few players in the same mold already on the team.

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