LSU Auburn Football

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton (22) breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton (81) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama placed a league-leading 16 representatives on the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Team, the SEC announced Thursday. Georgia was second with 10 representatives, while Auburn and LSU each had nine.

This marks the 17th consecutive year of the SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team. Nine schools had at least one First Team All-SEC representative, including a conference-best nine from Alabama.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

The SEC begins its 2019 season Saturday, Aug. 24 when Florida takes on Miami at 7 p.m. ET in Orlando.

2019 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Team (* - ties)

First Team Preseason All-SEC

OFFENSE
TE
Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL
Andrew Thomas, Georgia; Alex Leatherwood, Alabama; Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama*; Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri*; Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn*

C
Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU

WR
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama; Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt

QB
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

RB
D'Andre Swift, Georgia; Najee Harris, Alabama; (AP) Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

DEFENSE
DL
Raekwon Davis, Alabama; Derrick Brown, Auburn; Rashard Lawrence, LSU; Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

LB
Dylan Moses, Alabama; Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State; Cale Garrett, Missouri

DB
C.J. Henderson, Florida; Grant Delpit, LSU; J.R. Reed, Georgia; Trevon Diggs, Alabama*; Kristian Fulton, LSU*

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK
Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P
Braden Mann, Texas A&M

RS
Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Second Team

Preseason All-SEC

OFFENSE
TE
Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt

OL
Damien Lewis, LSU; Logan Stenberg, Kentucky; Solomon Kindley, Georgia; Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

C
Darryl Williams, Mississippi State

WR
Henry Ruggs III, Alabama; Bryan Edwards, South Carolina

QB
Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB
Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt; Lamical Perine, Florida

AP
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky

DEFENSE
DL
Jabari Zuniga, Florida; Marlon Davidson, Auburn; Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina; Nick Coe, Auburn

LB
Anfernee Jennings, Alabama; De'Jon Harris, Arkansas; David Reese II, Florida

DB
Xavier McKinney, Alabama; Patrick Surtain II, Alabama; DeMarkus Acy, Missouri; Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK
Evan McPherson, Florida

P
Tommy Townsend, Florida

RS
Jashaun Corbin, Texas A&M*; Marquez Callaway, Tennessee*