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Hendon Hooker leads four Tennessee football players on coaches' All-SEC team

Adam Sparks
Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee football put four players on the Coaches All-SEC first team for the first time since 2006.

Georgia had six players on the first team. Alabama had five.

Quarterback Hendon Hooker and wide receiver Jalin Hyatt led the way after carrying the Vols to a No. 1 ranking in FBS in scoring offense and total offense.

Hooker is a finalist for the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award, and Hyatt is a Biletnikoff Award finalist. Winners of all three awards will be announced on Thursday. Hooker is also the first Tennessee quarterback to be selected to the Coaches All-SEC first team since Tee Martin in 1999.

Offensive tackle Darnell Wright and defensive end Byron Young also made this year's first team for the Vols.

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker (5) throws during Tennessee's game against Kentucky at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.

On Monday, Hooker was named AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year by a media vote.

Coaches All-SEC Team

First Team

Offense

QB — Hendon Hooker, Tennessee 

RB — Quinshon Judkins, Mississippi 

RB — Devon Achane, Texas A&M 

WR — Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee 

WR — Antwane Wells, South Carolina 

TE — Brock Bowers, Georgia 

OL — Warren McClendon, Georgia 

OL — Darnell Wright, Tennessee 

OL — O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida 

OL — Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama 

C — Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas 

AP — Devon Achane, Texas A&M 

Defense/Special Teams 

DL — BJ Ojulari, LSU 

DL — Derick Hall, Auburn 

DL — Jalen Carter, Georgia 

DL — Byron Young, Tennessee 

LB — Will Anderson, Jr., Alabama 

LB — Drew Sanders, Arkansas 

LB — Henry To'oTo'o, Alabama 

DB — Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State 

DB — Chris Smith, Georgia 

DB — Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama 

DB — Jordan Battle, Alabama 

PK —  Jack Podlesny, Georgia 

P — Kai Kroeger, South Carolina  

RS — Tulu Griffin, Mississippi State 

KOS — Jake Bates, Arkansas*

KOS — Jack Podlesny, Georgia*

LS —  Wesley Schelling, Vanderbilt

Second Team

Offense 

QB — Stetson Bennett, Georgia 

RB — Raheim Sanders, Arkansas 

RB — Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama 

WR — Ladd McConkey, Georgia 

WR — Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss 

WR —  Dominic Lovett, Missouri 

TE — Darnell Washington, Georgia 

OL — Nick Broeker, Ole Miss 

OL — Javion Cohen, Alabama 

OL — Tyler Steen, Alabama 

OL — Jovaughn Gwyn, South Carolina 

OL — Will Campbell, LSU 

C — Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia 

AP — Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama 

Defense/Special Teams 

DL — Isaiah McGuire, Missouri 

DL — Mekhi Wingo, LSU 

DL — Nazir Stackhouse, Georgia 

DL — Tyrus Wheat, Mississippi State 

LB — Harold Perkins, LSU 

LB — Bumper Pool, Arkansas 

LB — Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State 

DB — Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M 

DB — Kelee Ringo, Georgia 

DB — Keidron Smith, Kentucky 

DB — Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas 

PK — Will Reichard, Alabama 

P — Nick Constantinou, Texas A&M  

RS — Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama 

KOS —  Will Reichard, Alabama

LS — William Mote, Georgia*

LS — Hunter Rogers, South Carolina*

*Indicates tie