Tebow, Dorsey are unanimous picks

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ATLANTA --- Tim Tebow often resembled a one-man offense for the Florida Gators, so it's only appropriate he was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

The sophomore quarterback was honored Wednesday by The Associated Press, which released its All-Southeastern Conference team and recognized the league's top individual performers.

Louisiana State University defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey was named Defensive Player of the Year, Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom picked up the Coach of the Year award, and Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno was selected as Freshman of the Year.

Moreno was also named to the first team. So was Georgia defensive lineman Geno Atkins and South Carolina wide receiver Kenny McKinley.

Moreno had five consecutive 100-yard games after taking over the starting job and became only the second freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, following Herschel Walker. Moreno finished with 1,273 yards.

Tebow and Dorsey were among four unanimous picks to the All-SEC team, joined by Arkansas running back Darren McFadden and Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme.

No. 2 LSU, which won the conference championship and will meet top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS title game at New Orleans, led the way with six players on the first team.

RAY GUY AWARD


The eighth annual Ray Guy Award for college football's top punter will be announced tonight on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show.


The show will air at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.


The finalists for this year's award include Durant Brooks of Georgia Tech, Brett Kern of Toledo and Kevin Huber of Cincinnati.


In 2006, Brooks was the runner-up to Baylor's Daniel Sepulveda for the award, which is presented by the Greater Augusta Sports Council.


Brooks, who is from Macon, Ga., says he considers Guy, a Thomson resident, to be his mentor.


"It's awesome," Brooks said. "It was a thrill to be named a finalist again for this award, knowing whose award it was named for. I'm from Georgia and hopefully we can bring it back to Georgia this year."

-- From staff reports


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