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THE ALL-SEC TEAM 2011
ANDY STAPLES
August 11, 2011
SI's selection of the 26 outstanding players (and 26 understudies) who help make the SEC the most powerful conference in college football
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August 11, 2011

The All-sec Team 2011

SI's selection of the 26 outstanding players (and 26 understudies) who help make the SEC the most powerful conference in college football

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An able ball hawk (five picks in 2010), the 6-foot, 177-pound Claiborne should continue, and expand upon, his excellent play even in the absence of departed All-America cornerback Patrick Peterson.

SECOND TEAM STEPHON GILMORE SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR

S ROBERT LESTER ALABAMA JUNIOR

His eight interceptions last season were the second most in the nation, and he also showed he can stop a ballcarrier cold, making 29 solo tackles.

SECOND TEAM TRAMAIN THOMAS ARKANSAS SENIOR

S MARK BARRON ALABAMA SENIOR

He's entering his third year as a starter and coming off a 2010 season in which he led the Crimson Tide with 75 tackles.

SECOND TEAM BACARRI RAMBO GEORGIA JUNIOR

CB DRE KIRKPATRICK ALABAMA JUNIOR

His height (6' 3") is just one reason why QBs won't often throw his way--Kirkpatrick made three interceptions and broke up seven passes in 2010. Fast and a strong hitter, he rounds out 'Bama's dominant defensive backfield.

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