Alabama Football and Georgia dominate Phil Steele's All-America teams

In preseason All-Americans, Alabama Football, and the Georgia Bulldogs lead the SEC, according to Phil Steele.
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No college football expert goes into more depth than Phil Steele. His latest annual compendium is no exception. Steele picks four teams of All-Americans. Alabama Football is well represented with two First Team players, three Second Team players, and one Fourth Team player.

Thirty-two SEC football players were selected. Among SEC football teams, only Georgia has more than the Alabama Crimson Tide. Steele named a total of seven Georgia Bulldogs.

Texas and Ole Miss are the only SEC teams with more than two selections. The Longhorns and the Rebels have three each. LSU, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee had two players selected. For Auburn, South Carolina, and Missouri, only one player made one of Steele's All-American teams.

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt had no players selected.

SEC Football Players - Phil Steele All-America Teams

  • Georgia Bulldogs - First Team, Carson Beck (QB), Dylan Fairchild (G), Malaki Starks (S); Second Team Xavier Truss (T); Third Team, Tate Rutledge (G), Smael Mondon (LB), Daylen Everette (CB)
  • Alabama Crimson Tide - First Team, Parker Brailsford (C) and Graham Nicholson (K); Second Team, Jalen Milroe (QB), Tyler Booker (G), Deontae Lawson (LB); Fourth Team, Malachi More (S)
  • Texas Longhorns - Second Team, Kelvin Banks (T), Bert Auburn (K); Third Team, Quinn Ewers (QB)
  • Ole Miss Rebels - Second Team, Tre Harris (WR); Third Team, Walter Nolen (DT) and Caden Prieskorn (TE)
  • LSU Bengal Tigers - First Team, Will Campbell (T) and Harold Perkins (LB)
  • Tennessee Vols - First Team, James Pearce (DE); Second Team, Cooper Mays (C)
  • Kentucky Wildcats - Second Team, Deone Walker (DT) and Barion Brown (KR)
  • Texas A&M Aggies - Third Team, Nic Scourton (DE) and Chase Bisontis (G)
  • Florida Gators - Third Team, Rocco Underwood (LS); Forth Team, Jeremy Crenshaw (P)
  • Missouri Tigers - First Team, Luther Burden (WR)
  • Auburn Tigers - Third Team, Keionte Scott (PR)
  • South Carolina Gamecocks - Third Team, Hunter Rogers (LS)

Every SEC fanbase can ask, but "what about x player" who is perceived to be better than the ones chosen by Phi Steele. For Alabama football fans, the exclusion of Jaeden Roberts stands out. But Steele's preseason choices are sound and every player has a chance to prove Steele wrong during the season.