Five South Carolina Gamecocks were named to the 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team released on Monday afternoon. Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles earned first-team accolades with sophomore tailback Mike Davis, junior spur Sharrod Golightly and junior cornerback Victor Hampton receiving second-team honors.Clowney, a 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award semifinalist, earned All-SEC accolades for a third straight season. He finished the regular season with 10.5 tackles for loss and had 35 tackles on the year to go along with a forced fumble, a pair of pass breakups, three sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Quarles, one of four captains, was the team leader in tackles for loss with 13.5 as well as a team-high 9.5 sacks. Quarles enters the 2014 Capital One Bowl with 36 tackles, a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries.
Davis, a 2013 Doak Walker Award semifinalist, averaged 134.2 all-purpose yards a game, fourth highest in the league. Davis carried 194 times for 1,134 yards including 11 touchdown and averaged 5.8 yards per carry. Davis’ rushing total is currently the fourth highest single-season total in South Carolina history. Davis has logged seven 100-yard games this year in 10 starts and 11 games played.
Hampton tallied three interceptions in the South Carolina secondary and broke up nine passes. He also came up with 45 tackles on the year including 4.0 for a loss. He picked up SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts against Mississippi State when he logged eight tackles, including six solo stops, forced and recovered a fumble and was credited with three pass breakups.
Golightly started all 12 games at the Spur position and added 44 tackles as well with 6.0 for loss, four pass breakups, a pair of fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks.
**Story from USC SID**
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 205, Sr.
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M, 6-5, 225, So.
L Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State, 6-4, 340, Sr.
L Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr.
L Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Sr.
L t-Justin Britt, Missouri, 6-6, 315, Sr.
L t-Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 320, So.
L t-Anthony Steen, Alabama, 6-3, 309, Sr.
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr.
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 210, So.
RB u-Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr.
RB Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So.
K Marshall Morgan, Georgia, 6-3, 200, So.
All-Purpose Odell Beckham Jr., LSU, 6-0, 193, Jr.
E u-Michael Sam, Missouri, 6-2, 255, Sr.
E Dee Ford, Auburn, 6-2, 240, Sr.
T Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina, 6-4, 298, Jr.
E t-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 274, Jr.
E t-Kony Ealy, Missouri, 6-5, 275, Jr.
LB u-C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Sr.
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia, 6-2, 232, Jr.
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr.
CB E.J. Gaines, Missouri, 5-11, 195, Sr.
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 192, Fr.
S Cody Prewitt, Mississippi, 6-2, 220, Jr.
S Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 205, Sr.
P Cody Mandell, Alabama, 6-3, 213, Sr.
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU, 6-1, 195, Jr.
WR Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, 6-6, 225, So.
L Ja’Waun James, Tennessee, 6-6, 316, Sr.
L t-Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt, 6-5, 295, Sr.
L t-Antonio Richardson, Tennessee, 6-6, 327, Jr.
L t-Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi, 6-5, 315, Fr.
L t-Trai Turner, LSU, 6-3, 316, So.
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn, 6-3, 297, Jr.
TE t-Evan Engram, Mississippi, 6-3, 217, Fr.
TE t-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-6, 250, Fr.
TE t-C.J. Uzomah, Auburn, 6-4, 258, Jr.
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia, 6-1, 208, Sr.
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, 6-2, 218, So.
RB t-Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6-1, 232, So.
RB t-Mike Davis, South Carolina, 5-9, 215, So.
K Zach Hocker, Arkansas, 6-0, 191, Sr.
All-Purpose Christion Jones, Alabama, 5-11, 185, Jr.
E Alvin Dupree, Kentucky, 6-4, 252, Jr.
T Anthony Johnson, LSU, 6-3, 294, Jr.
E Dante Fowler Jr., Florida, 6-3, 266, So.
LB Avery Williamson, Kentucky, 6-1, 238, Sr.
LB t-Lamin Barrow, LSU, 6-23, 232, Sr.
LB t-Serderius Bryant, Mississppi, 5-9, 215, Jr.
LB t-Trey DePriest, Alabama, 6-2, 245, Jr.
LB t-Sharrod Golightly, South Carolina, 5-10, 195, Jr.
LB t-Denzel Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 5-11, 207, So.
LB t-Andrew Wilson, Missouri, 6-3, 240, So.
CB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, 6-0, 186, Sr.
CB t-Chris Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 200, Sr.
CB t-Victor Hampton, South Carolina, 5-10, 202, Jr.
CB t-Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, 6-0, 190, Jr.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, 6-1, 208, Jr.
S Landon Collins, Alabama, 6-0, 215, So.
P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 205, So.
Nick Marshall, QB, Auburn, 6-1, 210, Jr.; AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, 6-4, 214, Sr.; Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU, 6-5, 235, Sr.
Steven Clark, P, Auburn, 6-5, 230, Sr.; Ego Ferguson, T, LSU, 6-3, 309, Jr.; Markus Golden, E, Missouri, 6-3, 260, Jr.; Brandon Ivory, T, Alabama, 6-4, 310, Jr.; Chris Jones, T, Mississippi St., 6-5, 305, Fr.; Craig Loston, S, LSU, 6-2, 209, Sr.; Michael Palardy, P, Tennessee, 5-11, 185, Sr.; Vinnie Sunseri, S, Alabama, 6-0, 210, Jr.; Robenson Therezie, S, Auburn, 5-9, 204, Jr.; Nickoe Whitley, S, Mississippi St., 6-1, 205, Sr.; Gabe Wright, T, Auburn, 6-3, 296, Jr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- Tre Mason, Auburn
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- Michael Sam, Missouri
COACH OF THE YEAR
- Gus Malzahn, Auburn
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Alex Collins, Arkansas