2009 All-SEC football team

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The 2009 All-SEC football team consists of American football players selected to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) chosen by the Associated Press (AP) and the conference coaches for the 2009 Southeastern Conference football season. Coaches could not vote for their own players, making a selection to 11 of the 12 coaches' squads earn one a unanimous selection.

The Alabama Crimson Tide won the conference, beating the previous season's conference and national champion Florida Gators, 32 to 13 in the SEC Championship game. Alabama then defeated the Big 12 champion Texas Longhorns in the National Championship game 37 to 21. Alabama led the conference with six consensus first-team All-SEC selections by both the AP and the coaches. Florida was second with five. Alabama featured four on defense, while Florida had four on offense.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram Jr., a unanimous selection, won the Heisman Trophy[1][2] and was voted AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year.[3] Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was a unanimous selection of the conference coaches and was voted the coaches' SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Tebow, who won the Heisman as a sophomore in 2007,[4] was the preseason pick as the AP Offensive Player of the Year. Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain, unanimous, was voted the AP Defensive Player of the Year[3] and won the Butkus Award given to the nation's top linebacker. Tennessee safety Eric Berry, a unanimous selection by AP, was the preseason pick as the AP Defensive Player of the Year and won the Thorpe award given to the nation's top defensive back. Georgia punter Drew Butler, a consensus selection, won the Ray Guy Award given to the nation's top punter. Berry, Butler, and Florida cornerback Joe Haden were unanimous All-American selections. Ingram and McClain missed out on being unanimous All-Americans by one selector.

Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, who won the Mackey Award given to the nation's top tight end, was later convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd.[5]

Offensive selections[edit]


Running backs[edit]

Wide receivers[edit]




Tight ends[edit]

Defensive selections[edit]

Defensive ends[edit]

Defensive tackles[edit]




Special teams[edit]



All purpose/return specialist[edit]


Bold = Consensus first-team selection by both the coaches and AP

AP = Associated Press[3][6]

Coaches = Selected by the SEC coaches[7]

* = Unanimous selection of AP

# = Unanimous selection of Coaches

† = Unanimous selection of both AP and Coaches

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ingram wins Alabama's 1st Heisman". December 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Russo, Ralph (2009-12-12). "Ingram delivers Alabama its first Heisman". Yahoo! Sports.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "2009 Associated Press All-SEC football team". December 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "Florida QB Tebow is first underclassman to win Heisman". ESPN. The Associated Press. December 9, 2007. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in death of Odin Lloyd". Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "2009 AP All-SEC honors". Courier-Journal. 2008-12-07. Archived from the original on 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  7. ^ "Nine UF Football Players Highlight 2009 All-SEC Coaches' Team". December 8, 2009. Archived from the original on June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.