The 2022 college football season is drawing ever closer, and that means it’s time for some preseason awards and projections.

Recently, Athlon Sports named its preseason All-SEC teams, featuring plenty of big-name players and some rising stars.

On the first-team offense, Alabama led the way with 3 honorees, including reigning Heisman winner Bryce Young:

First-Team Offense

QB Bryce Young, Alabama
RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn
RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
AP Jahmyr Gibbs, Alabama
WR Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
C Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
OL Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
OL Nick Broeker, Ole Miss
OL Broderick Jones, Georgia
OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama

Defensively, Alabama had 4 first-team honorees and reigning national champion Georgia had 3:

First-Team Defense

DL Jalen Carter, Georgia
DL Derick Hall, Auburn
DL Byron Young, Alabama
DL Byron Young, Tennessee
LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
LB Nolan Smith, Georgia
LB Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama
LB Bumper Pool, Arkansas
CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
CB Cam Smith, South Carolina
S Jordan Battle, Alabama
S Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

And, when it came to specialists, Texas A&M placed 2 players on the first team:

First-Team Specialists

K Harrison Mevis, Missouri
P Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
KR Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
PR Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

To see who made the cut for the second, third and fourth teams, click here.