Alabama lands 17 players on Phil Steele’s preseason All-SEC Team

Alabama lands 17 players on Phil Steele's preseason All-SEC Team


Phil Steele’s annual college football magazines will soon be hitting shelves nationwide, and the longtime analyst likes Alabama prior to the 2022 season. In addition to the Crimson Tide topping his Power Poll, 17 total Alabama players were named to the preseason All-SEC Team.

The first team included quarterback Bryce Young, running back Jahmyr Gibbs, wide receiver Jermaine Burton, defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe, linebackers Will Anderson and Henry To’o To’o and defensive backs Eli Ricks and Jordan Battle. As for the second unit, tight end Cameron Latu, offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor and kicker Will Reichard made the cut, while defensive lineman Byron Young, linebacker Dallas Turner and Gibbs (this time as a kickoff returner) were named to the third team. Wide receiver Tyler Harrell and defensive backs Kool-Aid McKinstry and DeMarcco Hellams rounded out the list of players as fourth-team selections.

Nine Crimson Tide players also made Steele’s All-American Team, including four first-teamers in Young, Anderson, Ricks and Battle. To’o To’o and Gibbs (kickoff returner) were featured on the second team, Burton and Ekiyor received third-team nods and Latu was a fourth-team honoree. Steele’s four first-team selections from Alabama were more than any other school.

PHIL STEELE’S 2022 PRESEASON SEC TEAM

First-Team Offense

QB – Bryce Young, Alabama
RB – Chris Rodriguez, Kentucky
RB – Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
WR – Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
WR – Kayshon Boutte, LSU
WR – Jermaine Burton, Alabama
TE – Brock Bowers, Georgia
C – Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
OG – Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
OG – Warren Ericson, Georgia
OT – Broderick Jones, Georgia
OT – Jeremy James, Ole Miss

First-Team Defense

DE – Derick Hall, Auburn
DT – Jalen Carter, Georgia
DT – Justin Eboigbe, Alabama
DE – BJ Ojulari, LSU
LB – Will Anderson, Alabama
LB – Bumper Pool, Arkansas
LB – Henry To’o To’o, Alabama
LB – Tyrus Wheat, Mississippi State
CB – Eli Ricks, Alabama
CB – Cam Smith, South Carolina
S – Jordan Battle, Alabama
S – Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

First Team-Specialists

K – Harrison Mevis, Missouri
P – Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
KR – Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
PR – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
LS – Marco Ortiz, Florida

Second-Team Offense

QB – Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
RB – Tank Bigsby, Auburn
RB – Devon Achane, Texas A&M
WR – Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss
WR – Josh Vann, South Carolina
WR – Justin Shorter, Florida
TE – Cameron Latu, Alabama
C – Kingsley Eguakun, Florida
OG – O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
OG – Emil Ekiyor, Alabama
OT – Javon Foster, Missouri
OT – Dylan Wonnum, South Carolina

Second-Team Defense

DE – Ali Gaye, LSU
DT – McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
DT – Gervon Dexter, Florida
DE – Byron Young, Tennessee
LB – Brenton Cox, Florida
LB – Anfernee Orji, Vanderbilt
LB – Owen Pappoe, Auburn
LB – Nolan Smith, Georgia
CB – Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State
CB – Kelee Ringo, Georgia
S – Trey Dean, Florida
S – Christopher Smith, Georgia

Second-Team Specialists

K – Will Reichard, Alabama
P – Oscar Chapman, Auburn
KR – Nathaniel Peat, Missouri
PR – Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
LS – Connor Choate, Texas A&M

Third-Team Offense

QB – Will Rogers, Mississippi State
RB – Kendall Milton, Georgia
RB – Jabari Small, Tennessee
WR – Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
WR – Austin Williams, Mississippi State
WR – Antwane Wells, South Carolina
TE – John Samuel Shenker, Auburn
C – Bryce Foster, Texas A&M
OG – Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
OG – Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky
OT – Reuben Fatheree, Texas A&M
OT – Darnell Wright, Tennessee

Third-Team Defense

DE – Byron Young, Alabama
DT – Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State
DT – Zacch Pickens, South Carolina
DE – Colby Wooden, Auburn
LB – JJ Weaver, Kentucky
LB – Ventrell Miller, Florida
LB – DeAndre Square, Kentucky
LB – Dallas Turner, Alabama
CB – Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
CB – Myles Jones, Texas A&M
S – Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M
S – AJ Finley, Ole Miss

Third-Team Specialists

K – Cam Little, Arkansas
P – Paxton Brooks, Tennessee
KR – Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
PR – Keyaris Jackson, Georgia
LS – Jacob Quattlebaum, Auburn

Fourth-Team Offense

QB – Anthony Richardson, Florida
RB – Zachary Evans, Ole Miss
RB – Dillon Johnson, Mississippi State
WR – Ladd McKonkey, Georgia
WR – Jadon Haselwood, Arkansas
WR – Tyler Harrell, Alabama
TE – Austin Stogner, South Carolina
C – Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
OG – Jerome Carvin, Tennessee
OG – Beaux Limmer, Arkansas
OT – Mason Brooks, Ole Miss
OT – Austin Troxell, Auburn

Fourth-Team Defense

DE – Trajan Jeffcoat, Missouri
DT – Justin Rogers, Kentucky
DT – Isaiah Nichols, Arkansas
DE – Jordan Burch, South Carolina
LB – Cedric Johnson, Ole Miss
LB – Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
LB – Jeremy Banks, Tennessee
LB – Robert Beal, Georgia
CB – Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
CB – Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
S – DeMarcco Hellams, Alabama
S – Martez Manuel, Missouri

Fourth-Team Specialists

K – Anders Carlson, Auburn
P – Colin Goodfellow, Kentucky
KR – Juju McDowell, South Carolina
PR – Jaden Walley, Mississippi State
LS – Wesley Schelling, Vanderbilt

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