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Gamecocks earning honors

With the regular season in the books, its time for postseason awards to be announced. Below is a complete list, sorted by player, of honors that have been earned during the 2012 season. We will continue to update this list as awards are announced.

Junior Ace Sanders is racking up both All-American and All-SEC honors as a return specialist. Sanders set the school record in career punt return yardage in the 27-17 victory over Clemson.

Jerell Adams

- SEC All-Freshman team by SEC coaches

Jadeveon Clowney

- Hendricks Award winner (Defensive End of the Year)
- Bednarik Award finalist (Defensive Player of the Year)
- Nagurski Trophy finalist (Defensive Player of the Year)
- Rotary Lombardi Award finalist (Lineman who display courage, character and team spirit)
- First-team AFCA All-American
- First-team All-SEC by Associated Press (unanimous selection)
- First-team All-American by CBSSports.com
- First-team All-SEC by CBSSports.com
- First-team All-SEC by SEC coaches
- SEC Defensive Player of the Year by SEC Coaches
- First-team All-American by Sporting News
- First-team All-American by FoxSportsNext
- First-team All-American by Walter Camp Foundation
- First-team All-American by ESPN
- First-team All-American by Phil Steele
- First-team All-SEC by Phil Steele
- First-team All-American by Football Writers Association of America
- First-team All-American by Associated Press

T.J. Gurley

- SEC All-Freshman team by SEC coaches

T.J. Johnson

- Second-team All-SEC by SEC coaches
- Second-team SEC-American by Phil Steele

Marcus Lattimore

- Honorable mention All-SEC by Associated Press
- Third-team All-SEC by Phil Steele

Ace Sanders

- Second-team All-SEC by Associate Press (all-purpose)
- Third-team All-American by CBSSports.com (punt returner)
- First-team All-SEC by SEC coaches (special teams)
- Second-team All-SEC by SEC coaches (all-purpose)
- SEC co-Special Teams Player of the Year by SEC Coaches
- Second-team All-American by Phil Steele
- First-team All-SEC by Phil Steele (punt returner)

Brandon Shell

- SEC All-Freshman team by SEC coaches
- SEC All-Freshman team by Phil Steele

D.J. Swearinger

- Second-team All-SEC by Associated Press
- Second-team All-SEC by SEC coaches
- Second-team All-SEC by Phil Steele

Devin Taylor

- Third-team All-SEC by Phil Steele

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