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Posted: Monday, December 8th 2008 at 2:29pm

Tebow, Saban win AP's SEC offensive, coach awards

By The Associated Press
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Alabama football coach Nick Saban
ATLANTA -- Tim Tebow is the top offensive player in the Southeastern Conference for the second year in a row, and Alabama's Nick Saban took the coach of the year award handed out Monday by The Associated Press.

Tennessee safety Eric Berry was named SEC defensive player of the year, and Alabama receiver Julio Jones was picked as the top freshman.

Tebow, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, guided the Gators to a 12-1 record, the SEC championship and a spot in the national title game.

-- The 2008 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released Monday, with player's position, name, school, height, weight and class (u-unanimous selection):

FIRST TEAM

Offense
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU, 6-3, 209, Jr.
WR A.J. Green, Georgia, 6-4, 200, Fr.
L u-Michael Oher, Mississippi, 6-5, 318, Sr.
L u-Andre Smith, Alabama, 6-5, 330, Jr.
L Phil Trautwein, Florida, 6-6, 310, Sr.
L Clint Boling, Georgia, 6-5, 286, So.
L Herman Johnson, LSU, 6-7, 375, Sr.
C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama, 6-3, 305, Sr.
TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas, 6-2, 250, So.
QB u-Tim Tebow, Florida, 6-3, 240, Jr.
RB u-Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, 5-11, 208, So.
RB Glen Coffee, Alabama, 6-1, 198, Jr.
K Joshua Shene, Mississippi, 5-8, 170, Jr.
All-Purpose Percy Harvin, Florida, 5-11, 195, Jr.

Defense
E Rahim Alem, LSU, 6-3, 254, Jr.
E Antonio Coleman, Auburn, 6-3, 250, Jr.
T Terrence Cody, Alabama, 6-5, 365, Jr.
T Peria Jerry, Mississippi, 6-2, 290, Sr.
LB u-Brandon Spikes, Florida, 6-3, 245, Jr.
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama, 6-4, 249, So.
LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, 6-1, 253, Jr.
CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky, 6-0, 175, Jr.
CB D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 182, Jr.
S u-Rashad Johnson, Alabama, 6-0, 186, Sr.
S Eric Berry, Tennessee, 5-11, 195, So.
P Tim Masthay, Kentucky, 6-2, 203, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Offense
WR Percy Harvin, Florida, 5-11, 195, Jr.
WR Julio Jones, Alabama, 6-4, 210, Fr.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia, 6-2, 204, Sr.
L Garry Williams, Kentucky, 6-3, 300, Sr.
L Ciron Black, LSU, 6-5, 325, Jr.
L Mike Johnson, Alabama, 6-6, 299, Jr.
L Anthony Parker, Tennessee, 6-3, 300, Sr.
C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, 6-4, 314, Sr.
TE Jared Cook, South Carolina, 6-5, 240, Jr.
QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia, 6-3, 228, Jr.
RB Michael Smith, Arkansas, 5-7, 173, Jr.
RB Charles Scott, LSU, 5-11, 233, Jr.
K Colt David, LSU, 5-9, 172, Sr.
All-Purpose Dexter McCluster, Mississippi, 5-8, 165, Jr.

Defense
E Robert Ayers, Tennessee, 6-3, 270, Jr.
E Jermaine Cunningham, Florida, 6-3, 250, Jr.
E Carlos Dunlap, Florida, 6-6, 290, So.
E Tyson Jackson, LSU, 6-5, 290, Sr.
T Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas, 6-3, 277, Jr.
T Myron Pryor, Kentucky, 6-1, 310, Sr.
LB Dominic Douglas, Mississippi St., 6-2, 235, Sr.
LB Rennie Curran, Georgia, 5-11, 228, So.
LB Darry Beckwith, LSU, 6-1, 232, Sr.
LB Patrick Benoist, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 222, Jr.
CB Javier Arenas, Alabama, 5-9, 198, Jr.
CB Joe Haden, Florida, 5-11, 185, So.
S Emanuel Cook, South Carolina, 5-10, 203, Jr.
S Reshad Jones, Georgia, 6-2, 212, So.
P Jeremy Davis, Arkansas, 5-9, 206, Sr.
P Brian Mimbs, Georgia, 5-11, 209, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION
Offense
Brandon James, All-Purpose, Florida, 5-11, 186, Jr.; Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina, 6-0, 187, Sr.; Jonathan Phillips, K, Florida, 5-10, 210, Sr.; Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida, 6-5, 312, So.; Mike Pouncey, G, Florida, 6-5, 312, So.; Jevan Snead, QB, Mississippi, 6-3, 215, So.; Ryan Succop, K, South Carolina, 6-3, 221, Sr.; Jason Watkins, T, Florida, 6-6, 310, Sr.

Defense
Ahmad Black, S, Florida, 5-9, 190, So.; Greg Hardy, E, Mississippi, 6-4, 265, Jr.; Jeremy Jarmon, E, Kentucky, 6-3, 277, Jr.; Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky, 6-2, 250, Jr.; Sen'Derrick Marks, T, Auburn, 6-2, 296, Jr.; Lawon Scott, T, Mississippi, 6-1, 322, So.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tim Tebow, Florida

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Berry, Tennessee

COACH OF THE YEAR
Nick Saban, Alabama

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Julio Jones, Alabama
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