2003 All-SEC Football Team
Georgia placed three players on the First Team and four players on the Second
Team as the All-Southeastern Conference Football Team was announced by the
league office on Tuesday.
Georgia¹s First-Team selections all came on defense as end David Pollack,
linebacker Odell Thurman and rover Sean Jones were cited. On the Second
Team, the Bulldogs¹ picks were quarterback David Greene, offensive tackle
Max Jean-Gilles, safety Thomas Davis and kicker Billy Bennett.
Pollack, a 6-foot-3, 276-pound junior from Snellville, ranks fourth on the
team with 85 tackles. He has 4.5 sacks, tied for second on the squad, and a
team-high 28 quarterback pressures. Pollack also has intercepted two passes.
Pollack is a repeat First-Team selection and recently was named to the AFCA
A 6-1, 230-pound redshirt sophomore from Monticello, Thurman made a splash
in his first season with the Bulldogs. He is tied for second on the team
with 111 tackles, including team-high totals for sacks (5.5) and tackles for
loss (17.5). Thurman has two interceptions, including one he returned 98
yards for a touchdown against Auburn, and two fumble recoveries.
Jones, a 6-2, 209-pound junior from Atlanta, is tied with Thurman with 111
tackles and leads the Bulldogs with five interceptions. Jones has recovered
two fumbles, including one he returned 92 yards for a touchdown against
Tennessee. Jones also has blocked three kicks this season. He recently was
named to the AFCA All-America Team.
A 6-3, 230-pound junior from Lithonia, Greene has completed 237-of-401
passes this season for 2,980 yards and 10 touchdowns. Greene, who is also a
member of the SEC Good Works Team, has rushed for a score as well this
season. He has engineered an offense that is averaging 375.7 total yards and
25.9 points per game. Greene has a career record of 31-8 as a starter,
including 12-1 on an opponent¹s home field.
Jean-Gilles, a 6-4, 340-pound sophomore from Miami, Fla., leads the Bulldogs
with 60 dominator blocks. He had a season-high eight dominators in the game
against Florida. Jean-Gilles leads Georgia in superior blocking grades,
including a season-high of 90 percent against Middle Tennessee. He has
recorded a winning blocking grade in 11-of-13 performances this year.
A 6-1, 220-pound redshirt sophomore from Shellman, Davis is Georgia¹s top
tackler with 130 total stops. Davis has 83 primary tackles, which ranks as
the seventh-highest single-season figure in school history. Davis also has
caused two fumbles, recovered a fumble, intercepted a pass and blocked a
kick this season.
Bennett, a 5-8, 170-pound senior from Athens, is the NCAA record-holder for
field goals made (85) and attempted (108) in a career. With 399 career
points, he ranks first in the SEC all-time and second on the NCAA list.
Bennett is 29-for-36 on field goals this season, setting SEC records in both
categories. He also is 34-of-35 on extra points this year.
SEC Press Release:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- SEC Champion LSU and Eastern Division co-champions
Florida, Georgia and Tennessee each had seven representatives on the 2003
All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team, the league announced on
Nine of the 12 SEC schools each had at least two members of the first-team
All-SEC squad. Arkansas led all schools with four first team selections.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss each had three first-team
selections while Kentucky and Tennessee each had two members on the first-team.
Miss. State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt were not represented on the first
Tennessee had five members on the second-team followed by Florida, Georgia,
and LSU with four players each. Arkansas had two players and Alabama, Auburn,
Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miss. State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt each had one
player on the second-team.
Arkansas' junior offensive tackle Shawn Andrews, Auburn senior outside
linebacker Karlos Dansby, Auburn junior running back Carnell Williams and
Tennessee junior punter Dustin Colquitt were unanimous selections to the All-SEC
squad. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players, thus a
unanimous selection earns 11 of 12 first-team votes.
Andrews, Kentucky senior offensive lineman Antonio Hall, Alabama junior
offensive lineman Wesley Britt, Georgia defensive lineman David Pollack, LSU
defensive back Corey Webster and Kentucky return specialist Derek Abney were
repeat first-team selections from last season.
The All-SEC squad had 15 first-team seniors, 11 were underclassmen, including
10 juniors and one sophomore. Georgia inside linebacker Odell Thurman was the
only sophomore on the first unit. On the second-team, 11 seniors were selected,
seven juniors and seven sophomores and one freshman. Florida inside linebacker
Channing Crowder was the only freshman on the second-team.
The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC
All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.