South Carolina players have five spots on Athlon Sports’ preseason all-SEC team released Tuesday.
Junior wide receiver Deebo Samuel occupies two of those selections: one as a first-team receiver and another as a second-team specialist.
Junior Hayden Hurst is Athlon’s pick for first-team tight end. Senior linebacker Skai Moore is a second-team selection, while junior offensive lineman Zack Bailey made the third team.
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South Carolina opens the 2017 season Sept. 2 against N.C. State in a game to be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.