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Accolades continue for Ingram

The accolades continue to pour in for South Carolina defensive lineman Melvin Ingram.

Senior Melvin Ingram is a first-team All-SEC selection by the coaches.

The senior was selected as a first-team All-SEC selection on Tuesday. The Associated Press bestowed that honor on him earlier this week and the American Football Coaches Association named him a first-team All-American as well.

Ingram, from Richmond High in Rockingham, N.C., had a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks this past season. He also scored three touchdowns, two in USC’s 45-42 win at Georgia on Sept. 10, including one on a 68-yard rush during a fake punt attempt that changed the momentum of the game.

Gamecocks offensive tackle Rokevious Watkins, running back Marcus Lattimore and freshman defensive end Jadeveon Clowney all were named as second-team selections. 



Watkins switched from right tackle to left tackle during the season after starting left tackle Kyle Nunn was lost for the year with injury and filled in admirably. The senior could be drafted by an NFL franchise in April.



Lattimore, a sophomore, rushed for a team-high 818 yards and 10 touchdowns despite playing only seven games. He suffered a season-ending knee injury during Carolina’s 14-12 win Oct. 15 at Mississippi State.

Clowney, a true freshman, was second on the team to Ingram in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (six). He also forced a fumble late in the Georgia game that Ingram recovered for his second touchdown.

2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM


(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)

FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
TE -  Orson Charles, Georgia

OL - Barrett Jones, Alabama
        Will Blackwell, LSU
        Cordy Glenn, Georgia
        Alex Hurst, LSU

C -   William Vlachos, Alabama  

WR - Jarius Wright, Arkansas
         Rueben Randle, LSU

QB - Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

RB -  Trent Richardson, Alabama
          Michael Dyer, Auburn

AP - *Joe Adams, Arkansas
        *Chris Rainey, Florida

DEFENSE
DL -  Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
         Sam Montgomery, LSU
         Corey Lemonier, Auburn
         Jake Bequette, Arkansas

LB -  Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
         Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
         Jarvis Jones, Georgia

DB - Mark Barron, Alabama
         Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
         Morris Claiborne, LSU
         Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK - Caleb Sturgis, Florida  

P -  Steven Clark, Auburn 

RS - Joe Adams, Arkansas  

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
TE -  Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn

OL -  Chance Warmack, Alabama
         Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
         Brandon Mosley, Auburn
         *Alvin Bailey, Arkansas
         *Larry Warford, Kentucky

C - Ben Jones, Georgia

WR - Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee
          Marquis Maze, Alabama

QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia

RB - Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt
       * Spencer Ware, LSU
       * Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

AP -  Onterio McCalebb, Auburn

DEFENSE
DL - Tim Fugger, Vanderbilt
        Josh Chapman, Alabama
        Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
        * Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
        * Malik Jackson, Tennessee

LB - Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
        Chris Marve, Vanderbilt
        *Ryan Baker, LSU
        * Jerry Franklin, Arkansas

DB - Winston Guy, Kentucky
        Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt
        Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
        Brandon Boykin, Georgia

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK -  Drew Alleman, LSU

P -  *Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
       *Brad Wing, LSU

RS –  Marquis Maze, Alabama

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