Alabama, LSU lead way on coaches preseason All-SEC teams

SEC West rivals Alabama and LSU each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams.

The Crimson Tide had three players picked as first-teamers on each side of the ball Thursday, including wide receiver Calvin Ridley, left tackle Cam Robinson, tight end O.J. Howard, defensive end Jonathan Allen, safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Reuben Foster. Punter JK Scott is also a first-teamer.

Making the team for LSU were tailback Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White.

Texas A&M's Christian Kirk made the first-team as a wide receiver, all-purpose player and return specialist. Tennessee had four first-teamers: linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, defensive back Cameron Sutton, defensive end Derek Barnett and return specialist Evan Berry.

Coaches weren't allowed to vote for their own players.