SEC 2017 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Athlon hands out its awards from the 2017 season.

After the 2016 season was considered a disappointment or a down year for the SEC, the 14-team league returned to the top of college football's conference rankings. The SEC became the first conference to place two teams in the CFB Playoff and sent nine programs to the postseason in 2017. Georgia earned its way into the CFB Playoff after beating Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, while Alabama was the selection committee's pick as the No. 4 seed after finishing the regular season at 11-1. Kirby Smart's Bulldogs were the top storyline from the SEC this fall. After an 8-5 debut in 2016, Georgia showed marked improvement in Smart's second year at the helm. The Bulldogs finished 12-1, claimed their first SEC title since 2005 and will make their first appearance in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 against Oklahoma. 

 

 

With the regular season completed and bowl season starting on Dec. 16, it’s time to recap and look back at the 2017 campaign. Athlon Sports offers its awards and honors the best players in the league with the first, second and third all-conference teams for the SEC:

 

SEC 2017 Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

Defensive Player of the Year: Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia

Coach of the Year: Kirby Smart, Georgia

Freshman of the Year (Offense): Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Freshman of the Year (Defense): Andraez Williams, CB, LSU

Offensive Coordinator of the Year: Jim Chaney, Georgia

Defensive Coordinator of the Year: Kevin Steele, Auburn

Newcomer of the Year: Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn

Breakout Player: A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss

 

SEC 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

QB

Drew Lock

Missouri 

Jarrett Stidham

Auburn 

Jalen Hurts

Alabama 

RB

Kerryon Johnson

Auburn 

Benny Snell

Kentucky 

Damien Harris

Alabama 

RB

Nick Chubb

Georgia 

Derrius Guice

LSU 

Jordan Wilkins

Ole Miss 

AP

Christian Kirk

Texas A&M 

DJ Chark

LSU 

Sony Michel

Georgia 

WR

Calvin Ridley

Alabama 

J'Mon Moore

Missouri 

Emanuel Hall

Missouri 

WR

A.J. Brown

Ole Miss 

Ryan Davis

Auburn 

Javon Wims

Georgia 

TE

Hayden Hurst

South Carolina 

Albert Okwuegbunam

Missouri 

Trent Sherfield (WR)

Vanderbilt 

C

Will Clapp

LSU 

Frank Ragnow

Arkansas 

Lamont Gaillard

Georgia 

OL

Jonah Williams

Alabama 

Greg Little

Ole Miss 

Zack Bailey

South Carolina 

OL

Braden Smith

Auburn 

Martinas Rankin

Miss. State 

Austin Golson

Auburn 

OL

Isaiah Wynn

Georgia 

Ross Pierschbacher

Alabama 

Tre'Vour Simms

Missouri 

OL

Bradley Bozeman (C)

Alabama 

Trey Smith

Tennessee 

Toby Weathersby

LSU 

       
 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

DL

Jeff Holland

Auburn 

Da'Ron Payne

Alabama 

Marquis Haynes

Ole Miss 

DL

Jeffery Simmons

Miss. State 

Marcell Frazier

Missouri 

Dante Sawyer

South Carolina 

DL

Raekwon Davis

Alabama 

Cece Jefferson 

Florida 

Taven Bryan

Florida 

DL

Montez Sweat

Miss. State 

Derrick Brown

Auburn 

Breeland Speaks

Ole Miss 

LB

Roquan Smith

Georgia 

Skai Moore

South Carolina 

Josh Allen

Kentucky 

LB

Devin White

LSU 

De'Jon Harris

Arkansas 

Lorenzo Carter

Georgia 

LB

Rashaan Evans

Alabama 

Otaro Alaka

Texas A&M 

Terez Hall

Missouri 

CB

Duke Dawson

Florida 

Carlton Davis

Auburn 

Deandre Baker

Georgia 

CB

Andraez Williams

LSU 

Levi Wallace

Alabama 

Donte Jackson

LSU 

S

Minkah Fitzpatrick

Alabama 

J.R. Reed

Georgia 

Rashaan Gaulden (CB)

Tennessee 

S

Armani Watts

Texas A&M 

Ronnie Harrison 

Alabama 

Stephen Roberts

Auburn 

       
 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

K

Daniel Carlson

Auburn 

Eddy Pineiro

Florida 

Rodrigo Blankenship

Georgia 

P

JK Scott

Alabama 

Johnny Townsend

Florida 

Shane Tripucka

Texas A&M 

KR

Christian Kirk

Texas A&M 

Mecole Hardman

Georgia 

De'Vion Warren

Arkansas  

PR

DJ Chark

LSU 

Richaud Floyd

Missouri 

Mecole Hardman

Georgia 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 18:04

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