Aynor’s Johnson among 8 Gamecocks on All-SEC team

The University of South Carolina football team was represented by eight players on the 2012 Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams, the league office announced earlier this week.

The Gamecocks had two players receive first-team recognition, four players earn spots on the second team and two players make the preseason All-SEC third team.

Heading the list of Gamecocks are preseason first-team selections Marcus Lattimore, a six-foot, 218-pound running back from Duncan, S.C., and Jadeveon Clowney, a 6-6. 256-pound sophomore defensive end from Rock Hill, S.C.

The SEC second unit features four Gamecock seniors: center T.J. Johnson, a 6-6, 319-pounder from Aynor, S.C.; 6-8, 267-pound defensive end Devin Taylor from Beaufort, S.C.; 6-2, 241-pound outside linebacker DeVonte Holloman from Charlotte, N.C.; and six-foot, 210-pound defensive back D.J. Swearinger from Greenwood, S.C.

The two Gamecocks making the third team unit include senior defensive back Akeem Auguste, a 5-9, 188-pound defensive back from Hollywood, Fla., and all-purpose performer Bruce Ellington, a 5-9, 197-pound sophomore from Moncks Corner, S.C.

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