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Collins named SEC Freshman of the Year

Posted: December 9, 2013 at 1:48 p.m.

Arkansas running back Alex Collins (3) runs for a 55-yard gain against Samford on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

— Arkansas running back Alex Collins was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year by the Associated Press on Monday.

Collins became the first freshman at Arkansas to rush for 1,000 or more yards since Darren McFadden did it in 2005. Collins finished the season with 1,026 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on 190 attempts.

Reader poll

Who is Arkansas' most impactful freshman?

  • Alex Collins, Football 67% 838 votes
  • Hunter Henry, Football 8% 104 votes
  • Jessica Jackson, Women's Basketball 10% 134 votes
  • Bobby Portis, Men's Basketball 13% 168 votes

1244 total votes.

He also rushed for 100-plus yards in four of the Razorbacks' first five games and became the first freshman to rush for 100 yards in three consecutive games since Adrian Peterson did it at Oklahoma in 2004.

Arkansas also landed three players on the first and second all-conference teams, as voted by the AP.

Travis Swanson was named the first-team All-SEC center and tight end Hunter Henry and kicker Zach Hocker were named to the second team.

Former Arkansas wide receiver and assistant coach Gus Malzahn was named SEC Coach of the Year in his first season as the head coach at Auburn. The Tigers are 12-1 after beating Missouri for the SEC championship and they will play Florida State in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 6, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.

The Associated Press All-SEC Team

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr.

WR — Mike Evans, Texas A&M, 6-5, 225, So.

OL — Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr.

OL — Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr.

OL — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.

OL — t-Justin Britt, Missouri, 6-6, 315, Sr.

OL — t-Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 320, So.

OL — t-Anthony Steen, Alabama, 6-3, 309, Sr.

C — Travis Swanson, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.

TE — Arthur Lynch, Georgia, 6-5, 254, Sr.

QB — Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 210, So.

RB — u-Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr.

RB — Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So.

K — Marshall Morgan, Georgia, 6-3, 200, So.

All-Purpose — Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 6-0, 193, Jr.

Defense

E — u-Michael Sam, Missouri, 6-2, 255, Sr.

E — Dee Ford, Auburn, 6-2, 240, Sr.

T — Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina, 6-4, 298, Jr.

E — t-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 274, Jr.

E — t-Kony Ealy, Missouri, 6-5, 275, Jr.

LB — u-C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Sr.

LB — Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 232, Jr.

LB — A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr.

CB — E.J. Gaines, Missouri, 5-11, 195, Sr.

CB — Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 192, Fr.

S — Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.

S — Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr.

P — Cody Mandell, Alabama, 6-3, 213, Sr.


SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Jarvis Landry, LSU, 6-1, 195, Jr.

WR — Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, 6-6, 225, So.

OL — Ja'Waun James, Tennessee, 6-6, 316, Sr.

OL — t-Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr.

OL — t-Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 327, Jr.

OL — t-Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 315, Fr.

OL — t-Trai Turner, LSU, 6-3, 316, So.

C — Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 297, Jr.

TE — t-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 217, Fr.

TE — t-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-6, 250, Fr.

TE — t-C.J. Uzomah, Auburn, 6-4, 258, Jr.

QB — Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 208, Sr.

RB — T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, 6-2, 218, So.

RB — t-Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 232, So.

RB — t-Mike Davis, South Carolina, 5-9, 215, So.

K — Zach Hocker, Arkansas, 6-0, 191, Sr.

All-Purpose — Christion Jones, Alabama, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Defense

E — Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 252, Jr.

T — Anthony Johnson, LSU, 6-3, 294, Jr.

E — Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, 6-3, 266, So.

LB — Avery Williamson, Kentucky, 6-1, 238, Sr.

LB — t-Lamin Barrow, LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr.

LB — t-Serderius Bryant, Mississippi, 5-9, 215, Jr.

LB — t-Trey DePriest, Alabama, 6-2, 245, Jr.

LB — t-Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina, 5-10, 195, Jr.

LB — t-Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 207, So.

LB — t-Andrew Wilson, Missouri, 6-3, 240, So.

CB — Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 186, Sr.

CB — t-Chris Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 200, Sr.

CB — t-Victor Hampton, South Carolina, 5-10, 202, Jr.

CB — t-Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, 6-0, 190, Jr.

S — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, 6-1, 208, Jr.

S — Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 215, So.

P — Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 205, So.

(u - unanimous selection to first team; t - tied at position)

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