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2019 Pre-Season All-SEC team: Offense

*An early look ahead.

First Team: Offense

Tagovailoa was the 2018 SEC Offensive Player of the Year. 
Photo: Alabama Athletics
QBTua TagovailoaJrAlabama6′ 1″218
RBKe’Shawn VaughnSrVanderbilt5′ 10″225
RBD’Andre SwiftJrGeorgia5′ 9″215
WRJerry JeudyJrAlabama6′ 1″187
WRDeVonta SmithJrAlabama6′ 1″173
TEAlbert OkwuegbunamJrMissouri6′ 5″260
OTPrince Tega WanoghoSrAuburn6′ 7″301
OTAndrew ThomasJrGeorgia6′ 6″320
OGTre’Vour Wallace-SimmsSrMissouri6′ 5″340
OGAlex LeatherwoodJrAlabama6′ 6″314
OCDrake JacksonJrKentucky6′ 2″303
KRidrigo BlankenshipSrGeorgia6′ 1″191
RSDe’Vion WarrenJrArkansas5′ 11″181

Second Team: Offense

Fromm looks to continue his impressive touchdown to interception ratio.
Photo: Steven Colquitt/UGA Sports
QBJake FrommJrGeorgia  6′ 2″215
RBLarry RountreeJrMissouri5′ 10″210
RBNajee HarrisJrAlabama6′ 2″228
WRSeth WilliamsSophAuburn6′ 3″215
WRKalija LipscombSrVanderbilt6′ 1″201
TEJared PinkneySrVanderbilt6′ 4″255
OTGreg EilandJrMississippi State6′ 8″330
OTSaahdiq CharlesSrLSU6′ 5″321
OGMarquel HarrellSrAuburn6′ 3″308
OGSolomon KindleySrGeorgia6′ 4″330
OCDarryl WilliamsSrMississippi State6′ 2″306
KTucker McCannSrMissouri6′ 0″205
RSLynn BowdenJrKentucky6′ 1″195



#2 Clemson Tigers (14-0) vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0)


Coach: Dabo Swinney

Clemson Players to watch:

***Freshman QB Trevor Lawrence (6-5/205)

Lawrence is 6-foot-6 and blessed with a powerful arm, extraordinary field vision and remarkable poise.
Photo: New York Post

In the CFP Semi-Final/Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 327 yards and three touchdowns, including 19 of 26 for 264 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Justyn Ross in the first half alone.

**Sophomore RB Travis Etienne (5-10/210)

Against Notre Dame, Travis Etienne ran for 109 yards on 14 carries, including a 62-yard touchdown run that pushed him past Wayne Gallman’s 2015 mark for the most rushing yards in a single season.

Senior DE Austin Bryant (6-5/265)

Austin Bryant’s two sacks and six total tackles were one of the main sparks of a defensive effort that only allowed three points to a Notre Dame team averaging over 33 per game this season.

***Freshman WR Justyn Ross (6-4/205)

True freshman wide receiver Justyn Ross has had Clemson fans talking since he walked on campus, but he made his first national splash with an outstanding game at the Cotton Bowl. Ross caught 6 passes for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns, averaging a whopping 24.7 yards per catch against the Fighting Irish.



Coach: Nick Saban

Alabama Players to watch:

**Sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (6-1/216)

Tagovailoa is looking to take home gold for a second consecutive year, this time in Alabama-Clemson IV. 
Photo: Wesley Hitt/GettyImages

Tua Tagovailoa finished the Capital One Orange Bowl with a blistering 236.7 QB rating. He hit on 24 out of 27 passes for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns. During the Orange Bowl, Tagovailoa set a new UA school record of 3,671 passing yards in his career with a chance to add to that total on January 7th in Santa Clara, California.

*Junior RB Josh Jacobs (5-10/212)

Jacobs rushed for a team high of 98 yards against the Sooners. He also caught 4 passes for 60 yards. One of the most memorable plays of the game was when Jacobs bulldozed Oklahoma defensive back Robert Barnes on a 27-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass from Tagovailoa that put Alabama ahead by four scores 2 minutes into the second quarter.

**Sophomore WR DeVonta Smith (6-1/175)

Smith will be long remembered in College Football Playoff National Championship lore for catching Tagovailoa’s 41-yard bomb on a streak down the sideline to secure the Crimson Tide with its 17th national championship against Georgia in 2018. In this year’s CFP semi-final against Oklahoma, Smith pulled in 6 receptions for 104 yards and 1 touchdown.

***Sophomore FS Xavier McKinney (6-1/197)

McKinney was named the Defensive MVP of the Orange Bowl. Against Oklahoma’s gunslinging QB Kyler Murray, McKinney totaled five tackles to go along with a game-high four pass breakups.


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2019 National Championship Game
#2 Clemson vs. #1 Alabama
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California