Hurts, Alabama players top coaches preseason All-SEC team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Alabama placed a league-high 15 players on the coaches preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams, including quarterback Jalen Hurts.

The SEC released the teams on Wednesday with all 14 members represented.

Alabama had four players on the first-team offense and four on the first-team defense, plus punter JK Scott.

Reigning SEC offensive player of the year Hurts was joined by offensive linemen Jonah Williams and Ross Pierschbacher, along with wide receiver Calvin Ridley.

Defensive linemen Da'Ron Payne and Da'Shawn Hand and safeties Minkah Fitzpatrick and Ronnie Harrison are also first-teamers for the Tide.

Alabama enters the season ranked No. 1.

Texas A&M's Christian Kirk is a preseason first-teamer as both a receiver and a return man.

LSU's Derrius Guice and Georgia's Nick Chubb are the first-team tailbacks.

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