David Cloninger

Harris the lone Gamecock on SEC's all-freshman team

South Carolina cornerback Al Harris
South Carolina cornerback Al Harris

South Carolina had one selection to the coaches’ All-SEC Freshman team on Thursday, bringing postseason honors week to a close.

Cornerback Al Harris made the list after recording 19 tackles, one for loss, and three pass breakups in 11 games this year.

USC had had at least two All-SEC freshmen in every season of Steve Spurrier’s 10-year tenure, with a high of four in 2009, until this year.

The Gamecocks wound up with one consensus first-team player (receiver Pharoh Cooper). Cooper was also a consensus second-teamer as an all-purpose player. Left guard A.J. Cann was a first-team selection by the coaches and second-team by the Associated Press and place-kicker Elliott Fry was a second-team selection by the coaches.

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TE - Jeb Blazevich, Georgia

OL - Cam Robinson, Alabama

Jashon Robertson, Tennessee

Braden Smith, Auburn

Ramsey Meyers, Kentucky

C - Frank Ragnow, Arkansas

WR - Speedy Noil, Texas A&M

Malachi Dupre, LSU

QB – Treon Harris, Florida

RB – Nick Chubb, Georgia

Leonard Fournette, LSU

AP - Leonard Fournette, LSU


DL - Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

Derek Barnett, Tennessee

Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama

Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss

LB - Nigel Bowden, Vanderbilt

Lorenzo Carter, Georgia

J.T. Gray, Mississippi State

DB – Jalen Tabor, Florida

Jamal Adams, LSU

Todd Kelly Jr., Tennessee

Al Harris, South Carolina


PK - Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky

P - JK Scott, Alabama

RS – Speedy Noil, Texas A&M