Vereen is Frosh All-SEC

Tennessee freshman linebacker Daryl Vereen was selected to the Southeastern Conference Freshman All-SEC Team, the league office announced Thursday.

The Charlotte, N.C., native played in eight games and recorded three tackles. He played a backup role on one of the nation?s top defenses, filling in for seniors Nevin McKenzie and Adam Myers-White at the strong side position.

Vereen was also a key blocker for kick returner Dennis Rogan, who posted school records with 28 kick returns and 698 total yards. Vereen also battled back from two separate injuries during the season.

Georgia led the conference with six freshman team selections followed by Arkansas with five.

2008 FRESHMAN ALL-SEC TEAM

*-Ties

#-Unanimous Selection

OFFENSE Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

TE Brandon Barden Vanderbilt 6-5 245 Lincolnton, Ga.

OL Justin Anderson Georgia 6-5 338 Ocilla, Ga.

OL Cordy Glenn Georgia 6-5 331 Riverdale, Ga.

OL *John Michael Boswell Alabama 6-5 300 Tuscaloosa, Ala.

OL *Grant Cook Arkansas 6-6 320 Jonesboro, Ark.

OL *Kyle Fischer Vanderbilt 6-6 300 Columbia, S.C.

OL *Quentin Saulsberry Miss. State 6-3 293 Independence, Miss.

C #Ben Jones Georgia 6-3 304 Centerville, Ala.

WR #A.J. Green Georgia 6-4 200 Summerville, S.C.

WR Julio Jones Alabama 6-4 210 Foley, Ala.

QB Randall Cobb Kentucky 5-11 185 Alcoa, Tenn.

RB Mark Ingram Alabama 5-10 215 Flint, Mich.

RB *Jeffery Demps Florida 5-8 176 Winter Garden, Fla.

RB *Chris Rainey Florida 5-9 185 Lakeland, Fla.

DEFENSE

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

DL Jake Bequette Arkansas 6-5 265 Little Rock, Ark.

DL *T.J. Greenstone Vanderbilt 6-3 278 Lawrenceville, Ga.

DL *Zach Stadther Arkansas 6-1 285 N. Little Rock, Ark.

DL *DeAngelo Tyson Georgia 6-2 306 Statesboro, Ga.

LB #Chris Marve Vanderbilt 6-0 225 Memphis, Tenn.

LB Dont'a Hightower Alabama 6-4 250 Lewisburg, Tenn.

LB Jerry Franklin Arkansas 6-2 229 Marion, Ark.

LB *Spencer Pybus Auburn 6-0 207 Dothan, Ala.

LB *Daryl Vereen Tennessee 6-0 200 Charlotte, N.C.

DB Janoris Jenkins Florida 5-10 185 Pahokee, Fla.

DB Will Hill Florida 6-2 203 West Orange, N.J.

DB Charles Mitchell Miss. State 5-11 196 Clarksdale, Miss.

DB Neiko Thorpe Auburn 6-2 171 Tucker, Ga.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Hometown

PK Blair Walsh Georgia 5-10 183 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

P #Clinton Durst Auburn 6-1 190 Destin, Fla.

RS Dennis Johnson Arkansas 5-7 195 Texarkana, Ark.

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