Moreno, Brinkley named to SEC preseason first team

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HOOVER, Ala. - Georgia standout tailback Knowshon Moreno and South Carolina linebacker Jasper Brinkley each were named today to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team.

Moreno and Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin were named on all but two of the 70 first-team ballots by league media to lead all vote-getters. Moreno led the Bulldogs in rushing last season with 1,334 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Brinkley, the former Thomson High School standout, received a medical redshirt after tearing his lateral collateral ligament in South Carolina's loss at LSU in September.

Brinkley's teammate, wide receiver Kenny McKinley, also made the first team. Georgia linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was the second Bulldog to received first-team honors.

Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, received 64 votes for first team. Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford was named to the second team.

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