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Alabama football with an SEC-high 16 players named to Preseason All-SEC Team

John Metchie runs in a touchdown against Texas A&M
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics/SEC Media Portal

Alabama football accomplished two things at SEC Football Media Days.

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The Crimson Tide was selected to win the SEC Championship, and it led the conference with the most players named to the Preseason All-SEC Team. Alabama has 16 student-athletes chosen, including eight individuals garnering first-team honors.

First-Team, Offense

-John Metchie III, Wide Receiver

-Evan Neal, Offensive Lineman

First-Team, Defense

-Phidarian Mathis, Defensive Lineman

-Henry To’oto’o, Linebacker

-Christian Harris, Linebacker

-Will Anderson Jr., Linebacker

-Josh Jobe, Cornerback

-Malachi Moore, Cornerback

Second-Team, Offense

-Jahleel Billingsley, Tight End

-Emil Ekiyor Jr., Offensive Lineman

Second-Team, Defense

-LaBryan Ray, Defensive Lineman

-Jordan Battle, Safety

Third-Team, Offense

-Brian Robinson Jr., Running Back

Third-Team, Defense

-DJ Dale, Defensive Lineman

-Christopher Allen, Linebacker

Second-Team, Specialists

-Will Reichard, Placekicker

Alabama will start fall practice on Thursday, August 5. Head coach Nick Saban is pursuing his eighth national championship in his coaching career, while the Tide is going after back-to-back national titles since the 2011-12 seasons.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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