Before it suits up for Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on next week, the University of Alabama had 15 players named to the 2017 preseason All-SEC Team on Thursday via the league’s coaches.
Alabama’s league-high nine first-team selections were as follows:
QB Jalen Hurts
WR Calvin Ridley
OL Jonah Williams
OL Ross Pierschbacher
DL Da’Shawn Hand
DL Da’Ron Payne
S Minkah Fitzpatrick
S Ronnie Harrison
P JK Scott
Running back Bo Scarbrough and linebacker Rashaan Evans made up the second team selections, while offensive lineman Bradley Bozeman, cornerback Trevon Diggs, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and cornerback Anthony Averett all landing on the SEC’s third team.
After totaling 36.9 points and 400-plus yards in three seasons under Lane Kiffin, the Tide expects to continue success with Brian Daboll calling its offense.
Even with losing a lot to the National Football League on defense, the return of Evans, Hamilton, Hand, Payne, Fitzpatrick, Harrison and others have Alabama in the best possible spot to win a national championship.