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.
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)
TE - Orson Charles, Georgia
C - William Vlachos, Alabama
WR - Jarius Wright, Arkansas
Rueben Randle, LSU
QB - Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
RB - Trent Richardson, Alabama
Michael Dyer, Auburn
PK - Caleb Sturgis, Florida
P - Steven Clark, Auburn
RS - Joe Adams, Arkansas
TE - Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
C - Ben Jones, Georgia
WR - Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee
Marquis Maze, Alabama
QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia
AP - Onterio McCalebb, Auburn
PK - Drew Alleman, LSU
RS – Marquis Maze, Alabama