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Thursday May 20, 2010Fifteen Gators Recognized on Phil Steele's 2010 Preseason All-America and All-SEC Lists

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A number of Gator football players were recognized Thursday as preseason All-SEC and All-America candidates, released by Phil Steele’s 2010 College Football Preview. Seniors Mike Pouncey (Lakeland, Fla.) and Carl Johnson (Durham, N.C.), as well as junior Will Hill (West Orange, N.J.) highlighted the preseason All-SEC teams as first team selections, Pouncey at center, Johnson at offensive guard and Hill at safety. In addition to the first team trio, 12 other Gators garnered All-SEC status by Steele, including five second team defensive selections and five third team offensive picks.

 

In addition to its preseason All-SEC selections, four Florida football players were additionally on Phil Steele preseason All-America lists, including Pouncey and Johnson, who were tabbed as third team All-America players. Junior cornerback Janoris Jenkins (Pahokee, Fla.) and Gator punter Chas Henry (Dallas, Ga.) were both projected fourth team All-America selections.

 

Both Pouncey and Henry, rising senior leaders, have been mainstays on the 2010 college football preseason All-America lists after appearing on the Lindy’s Football Preview preseason All-America list and as NationalChamps.net preseason All-America picks.

 

Pouncey was tabbed an Outland Trophy Watch List candidate in 2009 and finished the season with AP Second Team All-America honors. The offensive lineman has started 28 straight games for the Orange and Blue, 31 total, and has seen action in 39 games as a Gator.

 

Henry, a 2008 semifinalist and 2009 finalist for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top punter by The Greater Augusta (GA) Sports Council, has been a standout special teams player for the Gators during his three-year tenure in Gainesville. Only three of Henry’s punts in 2009 were returned for positive yards (21 yards total), while 15 landed inside the 20-yard line. Henry booted eight 50-plus yards and the Gators allowed zero punt return yards in 12 of 14 games. Additionally, Henry set an SEC Championship Game record with an average of 48.8 yards on four punts vs. Alabama in 2009, hitting two for over 50 yards.

 

The Gators open the 2010 season Sept. 4 in Gainesville versus Miami (OH).

 

2010 PHIL STEELE PRESEASON ALL-SEC TEAMS

-- OFFENSE --

1st TEAM                              2nd TEAM                          3rd TEAM                       4th TEAM

QB Ryan Mallett, Arkansas    Greg McElroy, Alabama      John Brantley, Florida   Cameron Newton, Auburn

RB Mark Ingram, Alabama     Washaun Ealey, Gerogia   Marcus Lattimore, USC    Warren Norman, Vanderbilt

RB Derrick Locke, Kentucky   Mario Fannin, Auburn         Jeff Demps, Florida       Trent Richardson, Alabama

WR AJ Green, Georgia           Terrance Toliver, LSU         Deonte Thompson, UF   Russell Shepard, LSU

WR Darvin Adams, Auburn    Joe Adams, Arkansas         Greg Childs, Arkansas     Chad Bumphis, Miss St

WR Julio Jones, Alabama       Randall Cobb, Kentucky     Alshon Jeffery, USC         Gerald Jones, Tennessee

TE DJ Williams, Arkansas       Luke Stocker, Tennessee   Orson Charles, Georgia Weslye Saunders, USC

C Mike Pouncey, Florida      Ben Jones, Georgia            Ryan Pugh, Auburn         William Vlachos, Alabama

OG Barrett Jones, Alabama   Stuart Hines, Kentucky      Chris Davis, Georgia       Quentin Saulsberry, Miss St

OG Carl Johnson, Florida     Cordy Glenn, Georgia         Wade Grayson, Ark.        Mike Berry, Auburn

OT Clint Boling, Georgia        James Carpenter, Alabama Xavier Nixon, Florida   Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss

OT Lee Ziemba, Auburn        Derek Sherrod, Miss St      Joseph Barksdale, LSU    DeMarcus Love, Arkansas

PR Randall Cobb, Kentucky   Stephon Gilmore, USC        Chris Rainey, Florida     Leon Berry, Miss St

KR Brandon Boykin, Georgia Warren Norman, Vandy      Derrick Locke, Kentucky Jesse Grandy, Ole Miss

 

 

-- DEFENSE --

1st TEAM                              2nd TEAM                          3rd TEAM                       4th TEAM

DE Cliff Matthews, USC         Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss   Chris Walker, Tenn.        Jake Bequette, Arkansas

DT Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss      Josh Chapman, Alabama    Ladi Ajiboye, USC            DeQuinta Jones, Arkansas

DT Drake Nevis, LSU             Omar Hunter, Florida       Mike Blanc, Auburn          Lazarius Levingston, LSU

DE Marcell Dareus, Alabama Pernell McPhee, Miss St      DeQuin Evans, Kentucky Justin Trattou, Florida

LB Justin Houston, Georgia   Chris Marve, Vanderbilt      KJWright, Miss St            Jerico Nelson, Arkansas

LB Kelvin Sheppard, LSU       Jerry Franklin, Arkansas     Danny Trevathan, UK      Shaq Wilson, USC

LB Dont’a Hightower, Bama Josh Bynes, Auburn           Marcus Dowtin, Georgia Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

LB Craig Stevens, Auburn     Jonathan Cornell, Ole Miss AJ Jones, Florida           Allen Walker, Ole Miss

CB Patrick Peterson, LSU      Neiko Thorpe, Auburn        Chris Culliver, USC          Corey Broomfield, Miss St

CB Stephon Gilmore, USC     Janoris Jenkins, Florida   Brandon Boykin, GeorgiaCasey Hayward, Vanderbilt

S Mark Barron, Alabama        Ahmad Black, Florida       Charles Mitchell, Miss St Johnthan Banks, Miss St

S Will Hill, Florida                Janzen Jackson, Tenn.       Johnny Brown, Ole Miss Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

K Blair Walsh, Georgia          Caleb Sturgis, Florida       Josh Jasper, LSU             Wes Byrum, Auburn

P Drew Butler, Georgia         Chas Henry, Florida          Ryan Tydlacka, Kentucky Spencer Lanning, USC

 

 

2010 PHIL STEELE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

-- OFFENSE --

1st TEAM                              2nd TEAM                          3rd TEAM                       4th TEAM

QB Terrelle Pryor, Ohio St     Case Keenum, Houston     Ryan Mallett, Arkansas   Jake Locker, Washington

RB Mark Ingram, Alabama     Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh       Evan Royster, Penn St    LaMichael James, Oregon

RB DeMarco Murray, OU        Jacquizz Rodgers, Ore. St Ryan Williams, VT            Donald Buckram, UTEP

WR AJ Green, Georgia           Jon Baldwin, Pittsburgh     DeAndre Brown, So. MissNoel Devine, West Virginia

WR Julio Jones, Alabama       DeVier Posey, Ohio St        James Rodgers, Ore. St Austin Pettis, Boise St

WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma Michael Floyd, Notre Dame James Cleveland, Hous. Damaris Johnson, Tulsa

TE Kyle Rudolph, ND              DJ Williams, Arkansas        Lance Kendricks, Wisc.    Luke Stocker, Tennessee

C Kristofer O’Dowd, USC       Colin Baxter, Arizona         Mike Pouncey, Florida   Zane Taylor, Utah

G Stefen Wisniewski, PSU     Justin Boren, Ohio St         Thomas Claiborne, BC     Andrew Jackson, Fresno St

G Rodney Hudson, FSU         Stephen Schilling, Mich.      Carl Johnson, Florida    Rod Huntley, UTEP

T Anthony Castonzo, BC       Nate Solder, Colorado       Marcus Cannon, TCU       Kyle Hix, Texas

T Matt Reynolds, BYU            Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin     Clint Boling, Georgia       Lee Ziemba, Auburn

 

 

-- DEFENSE --

1st TEAM                              2nd TEAM                          3rd TEAM                       4th TEAM

DE Robert Quinn, UNC          Cameron Heyward, Ohio StMarcell Dareus, Bama     Bruce Miller, UCF

DT Marvin Austin, UNC          Stephen Paea, Oregon St Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss     Sam Acho, Texas

DT Jared Crick, Nebraska      Jurrell Casey, USC              Allen Bailey, Miami, Fl      Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson

DE Adrian Clayborn, Iowa     Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh   Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma   Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson

LB Bruce Carter, UNC            Quan Sturdivant, UNC        Mark Herzlich, BC            Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St

LB Von Miller, Texas A&M      Dont’a Hightower, Bama    Alex Wujciak, Maryland   Tank Carder, TCU

LB Greg Jones, Michigan St   Kelvin Sheppard, LSU         Ross Homan, Ohio St      Nick Bellore, Central Michigan

LB Akeem Ayers, UCLA          Travis Lewis, Oklahoma     Mike Mohamed, Cal         Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut

CB Patrick Peterson, LSU      Curtis Brown, Texas           Brandon Harris, Miami     Janoris Jenkins, Florida

CB Prince Amukamara, Neb. Ras-I Dowling, Virginia       Trevin Wade, Arizona      Stephon Gilmore, S. Carolina

S DeAndre McDaniel, Clems. Mark Barron, Alabama        Tyler Sash, Iowa             Blake Gideon, Texas

S Rahim Moore, UCLA            Robert Sands, West Virg.   Tejay Johnson, TCU        Brian Lainhart, Kent St

 

 

-- SPECIAL TEAMS --

1st TEAM                              2nd TEAM                          3rd TEAM                       4th TEAM

KR Chris Owusu, Stanford     Tyron Carrier, Houston      T.Y. Hilton, FIU                Brandon Boykin, Georgia

PR Jeremy Kerley, TCU          LaVon Brazill, Ohio             Greg Reid, Florida St       Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma

K Kai Forbath, UCLA              Blair Walsh, Georgia A       lex Henery, Nebraska     Thomas Weber, Arizona St

P Drew Butler, Georgia         Ryan Donahue, Iowa         Bryan Anger, California   Chas Henry, Florida

 

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