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31 DEC 2015: Alabama Crimson Tide helmets during the NCAA Football Semifinal - Cotton Bowl game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan State Spartans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Alabama beats Michigan State 38-0. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire)

Alabama places six on coaches all-SEC preseason team

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Defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Alabama had six players – more than any other team – named to the 2016 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Team announced by the conference Thursday.

Each of the SEC’s 14 schools had at least one player named. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.

The six Crimson Tide players selected: wide receiver Calvin Ridley, tight end O.J. Howard, offensive lineman Cam Robinson, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, linebacker Reuben Foster and defensive back Eddie Jackson.

Alabama won the SEC championship last season and is favored again this season.

COACHES PRESEASON ALL-SEC
First-team offense
QB: Chad Kelly, Ole Miss.
WR: Calvin Ridley, Alabama; Christian Kirk, Texas A&M.
RB: Leonard Fournette, LSU; Nick Chubb, Georgia.
TE: O.J. Howard, Alabama.
OL: Cam Robinson, Alabama; Dan Skipper, Arkansas; Greg Pyke, Georgia; Alex Kozan, Auburn; Ethan Pocic, LSU.
All purpose:: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

First-team defense
DL: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M; Jonathan Allen, Alabama; Derek Barnett, Tennessee; Carl Lawson, Auburn.
LB: Reuben Foster, Alabama; Kendell Beckworth, LSU; Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee; Jarrad Davis, Florida.
CB: Eddie Jackson, Alabama; Jalen Tabor, Florida; Cameron Sutton, Tennessee; Tre’Davious White, LSU.

Special teams
PK: Daniel Carlson, Auburn.
P: JK Scott, Alabama.
RS: Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; Evan Berry, Tennessee.

Alabama places six on coaches all-SEC preseason team

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