When the SEC revealed that Alabama was once again the media’s pick to win the conference championship game, the news was met with a collective groan around the college football world (outside of the Alabama fanbase, of course). In the collective SEC media’s defense, it’s hard to fault them for picking the Crimson Tide to win the conference when it believes that UA’s roster is stacked with the best players in the league. In fact, Alabama broke its own record of preseason first-team All-SEC selections by the media.

In 2017, 10 Crimson Tide players were named first-team All-SEC. The 2019 squad topped that record with 12 first-team All-SEC selections, revealed Friday.

The 11 players (Jaylen Waddle earned two selections as an all-purpose player and a return specialist) to receive first-team All-SEC recognition are:

  • QB Tua Tagovailoa
  • RB Najee Harris
  • WR Jerry Jeudy
  • WR Henry Ruggs
  • OL Alex Leatherwood
  • OL Jedrick Wills
  • DL Raekwon Davis
  • CB Trevon Diggs
  • LB Anfernee Jennings
  • LB Dylan Moses
  • AP/RS Jaylen Waddle