Story Poster
Texas A&M Football

Coaches unveil All-SEC picks for 2020, two Aggies named first-team all-conference

December 22, 2020
22,488

On Tuesday morning, the Southeastern Conference released the 2020 SEC Football Awards and the All-SEC teams, as voted on by the league’s coaches. As has been the case in years past, there was a noticeable lack of Maroon & White on the list.

Texas A&M had two players named to the first-team All-SEC team in running back Isaiah Spiller and defensive tackle Bobby Brown. Tight end Jalen Wydermyer, along with offensive linemen Kenyon Green, Dan Moore and Carson Green received second-team honors.

A sophomore from Klein Collins, Spiller headlined the Aggies’ ground game and amassed 986 yards and seven touchdowns in just nine contests this year. He ranked third in the league in rushing yards behind Alabama’s Najee Harris (1,262 in 11 games) and South Carolina’s Kevin Harris (1,138 in 10 games). Spiller shares the first-team running back honors with Harris.

Brown, a junior from Arlington Lamar, only played in eight of A&M’s nine games this season, missing the Aggies’ trip to Mississippi State. Still, the 6-4, 325-pound wrecking ball recorded 20 tackles (8 solos) and 5.5 sacks. Brown finished tied for fifth in the SEC in tackles.

Wydermyer led the Aggies in receptions with 45 for a team-high 502 receiving yards to go along with six touchdowns. However, where he has made his biggest strides is as a blocker, where he helped the A&M offensive line pave the way for a running game that averaged 202.9 yards per game. Florida’s Kyle Pitts received the first-team honors.

While three of Josh Henson’s Maroon Goons were named to the second team, the fact that a unit that is a finalist for the Joe Moore Award did not have a single first-teamer is surprising. The Aggies allowed just 0.44 sacks in nine games, the lowest average in the nation over the last 15 years (0.25 by Minnesota in 2005). Kenyon Green had even been mentioned by some as a possible first-team All-American.

Among the noticeable absences from Jimbo Fisher’s squad are DeMarvin Leal and Buddy Johnson, who both had fantastic campaigns leading the league’s top-rated defensive unit.

Leal, just a sophomore, is considered by many one of the best defensive linemen in the country, let alone the SEC. He finished 2020 with 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 

Johnson led the Aggies with 76 tackles to go along with three sacks, an interception (which he returned for a touchdown vs. LSU) and two forced fumbles.

McKinnley Jackson was named to the all-freshman team for his contributions along the defensive line, while cornerback Jaylon Jones — who has emerged a lockdown corner — was snubbed.

In other award-related news, Jimbo Fisher was named one of eight finalists for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year award, and Jalen Wydermyer was named a finalist for the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end.



2020 All-SEC Coaches' Team


First Team

Offense
TE - Kyle Pitts (Florida)
OL - Alex Leatherwood (Alabama), Landon Young (Kentucky), Ben Cleveland (Georgia), Trey Smith (Tennessee)*, Deonte Brown (Alabama)*
C - Landon Dickerson (Alabama)
WR - DeVonta Smith (Alabama), Elijah Moore (Ole Miss)
QB - Mac Jones (Alabama)
RB - Najee Harris (Alabama), Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M)
AP - Kadarius Toney (Florida)

Defense
DL - Christian Barmore (Alabama), Kingsley Enagbare (South Carolina), Trajan Jeffcoat (Missouri), Bobby Brown III (Texas A&M)
LB - Nick Bolton (Missouri), Dylan Moses (Alabama), Grant Morgan (Arkansas)
DB - Patrick Surtain II (Alabama), Kaiir Elam (Florida), Richard LeCounte (Georgia), Derek Stingley (LSU)

Special Teams
PK - Cade York (LSU)
P - Jake Camarda (Georgia)
RS - Kadarius Toney (Florida)

Second Team

Offense
TE - Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M)
OL - Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Kenyon Green (Texas A&M), Dan Moore Jr. (Texas A&M), Carson Green (Texas A&M)
C - Drake Jackson (Kentucky)
WR - Kadarius Toney (Florida), Treylon Burks (Arkansas)
QB - Kyle Trask (Florida)
RB - Kevin Harris (South Carolina), Larry Rountree (Missouri)
AP - Jerrion Ealy (Ole Miss)

Defense
DL - Big Kat Bryant (Auburn), Jordan Davis (Georgia), Dayo Odeyingbo (Vanderbilt), Ali Gaye (LSU)
LB - Azeez Ojulari (Georgia), Bumper Pool (Arkansas), Christopher Allen (Alabama)
DB - Eric Stokes (Georgia), Malachi Moore (Alabama), Jalen Catalon (Arkansas), Jaycee Horn (South Carolina)

Special Teams
PK - Anders Carlson (Auburn)
P - Zach Von Rosenberg (LSU)
RS - Jaylen Waddle (Alabama)

Freshman All-SEC

Offense
TE -
Arik Gilbert (LSU)*, Hudson Henry (Arkansas)*
OL - Warren McClendon (Georgia), Javion Cohen (Alabama), Brady Latham (Arkansas), Charles Cross (Mississippi State)
WR - Kayshon Boutte (LSU), Jaden Walley, Mississippi State
QB - Connor Bazelak (Missouri)
RB - Tank Bigsby (Auburn), Kendall Milton (Georgia)
AP - Tank Bigsby (Auburn)

Defense
DL - Colby Wooden (Auburn), Jalen Carter (Georgia), BJ Ojulari (LSU), McKinnley Jackson (Texas A&M)
LB - Will Anderson Jr. (Alabama), J.J. Weaver (Kentucky), Mohamed Kaba (South Carolina)
DB - Malachi Moore (Alabama), Eli Ricks (LSU), Jalen Catalon (Arkansas), Emmanuel Forbes (Mississippi State)

Special teams
PK - Harrison Mevis (Missouri)
P - Kai Kroeger (South Carolina)
RS - Kayshon Boutte (LSU)

(* - Ties )

Discussion from...

Coaches unveil All-SEC picks for 2020, two Aggies named first-team all-conference

15,253 Views | 20 Replies | Last: 3 mo ago by sleepybeagle
4
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Kenyon Green was 2nd team?

WTF??
Sterling82
How long do you want to ignore this user?
Leal and Johnson being left off is a disgrace. There are some not mentioned in the article that also should be on there.
Hoss Bronco
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
It's crazy we lead the SEC in defense and only had one defender on the first and second teams.
Ol Rock
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I would also have Trask as first team QB over Jones.

Bama has 3 first team o-linemen and Florida has none on first or second team. Trade teams and Trask wins the Heisman. Trask should be first team QB but I guess Bama pays the bills.
Hoss Bronco
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Congrats to the Ags who made the list! Add in TE, and we own the second team OL. I think we have the top OL in the country!
Ol Rock
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Congratulations to Bobby Brown III for being the only A&M player on the #1 defense in the SEC to be recognized with either first or second team honors by the SEC.
I Have Spoken
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Wait, how many games did Waddle play?
Russ Dalrymple
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Kyle Pitts is not a TE
DarrylYates
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
How is Anias not one of your All-SEC all purpose players?? Dude is a Swiss Army knife baller if I've ever seen one! Every time he touched the ball with the exception of a few drops, chains moved.
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.”

- Jimbo Fisher and others probably
Digital_Java
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Okay when I heard Buddy Johnson did not make 1st or 2nd team I thought maybe someone better/more talented simply beat him out.

Bumper Pool and Grant Morgan -- are you f'ing kidding me? How many tackles did they wiff on in the A&M game alone? Are they handing out participation ribbons here?
Houstonag
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
The SEC group who made this selection just spread it out. No credibility.
war hymn aggie
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
I know that a 16 team league makes it harder to get multiple players on 1st team, but only 2 out of 27 possible positions with the success that this team had this year? C'mon, man!!

With only 2 1st teamers, I hope that these same voters at least recognize that this team finished 2nd in the league with only 2 1st teamers & reward Jimbo with SEC COY.
NumberEinAg
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Slap in the face. I'm happy and proud for our 7 guys who made it, but there should have been more. All the more reason to go kick the crap out of North Carolina.
"They who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
zip04
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Houstonag said:

The SEC group who made this selection just spread it out. No credibility.
There are 9 from Alabama on the first team list.
Meximan
How long do you want to ignore this user?
More bulletin board material.
SABUILDERAG
How long do you want to ignore this user?
I don't know that there a many I can argue with (save Ainias). Shows two thing, IMO.

1) How talented Bama is
2) How powerful a team can be when they come together. If Jimbo can continue the culture with the talent that he continues to bring in, it is going to be a fun ride.
crowman2010
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Why was "the best QB in the SEC" left off?
W
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Digital_Java said:

Okay when I heard Buddy Johnson did not make 1st or 2nd team I thought maybe someone better/more talented simply beat him out.

Bumper Pool and Grant Morgan -- are you f'ing kidding me? How many tackles did they wiff on in the A&M game alone? Are they handing out participation ribbons here?
Amen.

Arkansas (3-7) had 3 defensive players on the 1st & 2nd all-SEC teams.

A&M (8-1) had just 1.

that makes zero sense -- flat out embarrassing
hogfan14
How long do you want to ignore this user?
W said:

Digital_Java said:

Okay when I heard Buddy Johnson did not make 1st or 2nd team I thought maybe someone better/more talented simply beat him out.

Bumper Pool and Grant Morgan -- are you f'ing kidding me? How many tackles did they wiff on in the A&M game alone? Are they handing out participation ribbons here?
Amen.

Arkansas (3-7) had 3 defensive players on the 1st & 2nd all-SEC teams.

A&M (8-1) had just 1.

that makes zero sense -- flat out embarrassing


Pool had 14 tackles and 3 TFL in that game.

Morgan led the SEC in tackles and Catalon had a comparable season to Eric Berry and should be a freshman all-American. Pool had a good season but I'm kinda surprised he made it.

The thing about it though is the Arkansas offense went at warp speed all year so I'm sure the Arkansas defense was on the field more than most teams so it was a bit easier to collect stats. Those two LBs basically never came off the field.
sleepybeagle
How long do you want to ignore this user?
AG
Wow... that's not very many represented! How are we any good?

1st Team RB - Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M)
1st Team DL - Bobby Brown III (Texas A&M)
2nd Team TE - Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M)
2nd Team OL - Kenyon Green (Texas A&M), Dan Moore Jr. (Texas A&M), Carson Green (Texas A&M)
Fresh - DL - McKinnley Jackson (Texas A&M)
Refresh
Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.