Athlon Sports has started with the first of many preseason all-conference teams.
These lists usually start in May and go until July, as college football makes its return.
On Thursday, the media outlet unveiled its all-conference team for the Southeastern Conference.
Alabama and Georgia tied for a league-high 15 selections, while LSU and Texas A&M had nine apiece. Auburn, Ole Miss, Kentucky, and Mississippi State each had eight selections, and Arkansas (seven) and Florida (six) rounded out the next group.
Athlon Sports split everything into four teams.
The Crimson Tide had five first-team selections.
First-Team (Offense & Defense)
WR: John Metchie
OT: Evan Neal
LB: William Anderson
LB: Christian Harris
S: Jordan Battle
Second-Team (Offense & Defense)
QB: Bryce Young
TE: Jahleel Billingsley
OL: Emil Ekiyor
*LB: Henry To’oto’o (pending transfer, committed to Alabama)
CB: Josh Jobe
S: Malachi Moore
Third-Team (Offense, Defense & Specialists)
RB: Brian Robinson
DL: LaBryan Ray
LB: Christopher Allen
K: Will Reichard
DL: Tim Smith
Alabama is trying to repeat as national champions for the first time since 2011-12.
After going undefeated last year, Crimson Tide fans want to see the program do it again.
Nick Saban returns much talent to the roster for the fall, but it will depend on how well the players work together. This season will be interesting; however, the Tide is hungry to get the job done.
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