Three Gamecocks Named To SEC All-Freshman Team

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- The University of South Carolina placed three players on the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman squad as selected by the 14 head football coaches, the league office announced today.

Earning spots on the squad were tight end Jerell Adams, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and defensive back T.J. Gurley.

Adams, a 6-5, 224-pound true freshman from Pinewood, S.C. caught four passes for 90 yards, an average of 22.5 yards per reception, with one touchdown in eight games. His touchdown reception came from 29 yards out in the win over Arkansas.

Shell, a 6-6, 331-pound redshirt freshman from Goose Creek, S.C. started nine games during the season, including the final eight at right tackle. He was also the starting left tackle in the season opener at Vanderbilt.

Gurley, a 5-10, 183-pound true freshman from Cairo, Ga., played in eight games including a pair of starts (Missouri and Florida) before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Florida. He logged 13 tackles, including eight solo stops.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC

OFFENSE

TE - Jerell Adams, South Carolina

OL - John Theus, Georgia
OL - D.J. Humphries, Florida
OL - Brandon Shell, South Carolina
OL - Vadal Alexander, LSU

C - Ryan Kelly, Alabama

WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M

QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

RB – Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB – T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

AP - Trey Williams, Texas A&M

DEFENSE

DL - Dante Fowler, Florida
DL - Jonathan Bullard, Florida
DL - Issac Gross, Ole Miss
DL - D.J. Pettway, Alabama

LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
LB - Bernardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
LB - *A.J. Turner, Arkansas
LB - *Otha Peters, Arkansas
LB - *Antonio Morrison, Florida

DB - Jalen Collins, LSU
DB -T.J. Gurley, South Carolina
DB - Rohan Gaines, Arkansas
DB - LaDarrell McNeil, Tennessee

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Andrew Baggett, Missouri

P - Landon Foster, Kentucky

RS – Trey Williams, Texas A&M

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