South Carolina junior Pharoh Cooper was selected to the coaches’ All-SEC first-team unit as a wide receiver and an all-purpose back, while junior linebacker Skai Moore earned second-team accolades, it was announced Tuesday.
Cooper led the team with 66 receptions for 973 yards and eight touchdowns in 2015. He ranked second in the SEC in receiving yards (81.1) and fifth in receptions (5.5) per game.
A team captain, Cooper caught 35 percent of the team’s passes for 39 percent of the yards thrown. He also rushed 24 times for 111 yards and a touchdown, completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards and a score and returned 12 punts for 55 yards, averaging 94.9 all-purpose yards per game.
Moore led the Gamecocks’ defense with 111 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions. He tied for third in the SEC in tackles (9.2) and tied for fifth in interceptions (0.33) per game. Also a team captain, he became the first Gamecock to reach the century mark in tackles since 2006, while his 111 tackles was the second-highest total recorded by a South Carolina player in the last 25 years.
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TE - Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OL - Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas; Vadal Alexander, LSU; Cam Robinson, Alabama; John Theus, Georgia
C - Ryan Kelly, Alabama
WR - Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss; Fred Ross, Mississippi State; Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
QB - Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
RB - Derrick Henry, Alabama; Leonard Fournette, LSU
AP - Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
DL - Myles Garrett, Texas A&M; Jonathan Allen, Alabama; Jonathan Bullard, Florida; A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
LB - Kentrell Brothers, Missouri; Reggie Ragland, Alabama; Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
DB – Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida; Eddie Jackson, Alabama; Jalen Tabor, Florida; Trae Elston, Ole Miss
PK – Daniel Carlson, Auburn
P – Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
RS – Evan Berry, Tennessee
TE – Evan Engram, Ole Miss
OL – Dominick Jackson, Alabama; Shon Coleman, Auburn; Dan Skipper, Arkansas; Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M
C - Ethan Pocic, LSU
WR – Calvin Ridley, Alabama; Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; De'Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State
QB - Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
RB - Alex Collins, Arkansas; Jalen Hurd, Tennessee
AP - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
DL - Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss; Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss; Charles Harris, Missouri; Derek Barnett, Tennessee
LB - Leonard Floyd, Georgia; Antonio Morrison, Florida; Skai Moore, South Carolina
DB – Mike Hilton, Ole Miss; Dominick Sanders, Georgia; Tre'Davious White, LSU; Jamal Adams, LSU
PK - Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M; Adam Griffith, Alabama
P - Johnny Townsend, Florida
RS – Christian Kirk, Texas A&M