BIRMINGHAM – Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league office announced today.
The Port Allen, La., native was the only Aggie on the list, voted on by the SEC’s 14 head coaches, who were not able to vote for their own players.
Claiborne led the Texas A&M defense this season with 89 total tackles and 29 solo stops, including a team-best seven tackles for loss. His 89 hits rank seventh in the SEC and No. 1 among league freshmen.
Arkansas, Ole Miss and South Carolina each placed a league-leading four members on the 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team , while Florida had three members. Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell on Wednesday was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year. Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves on Tuesday was named to the All-SEC First Team.
The entire team is listed below.
2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team
TE - Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OL - Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt
Alex Kozan, Auburn
Denver Kirkland, Arkansas
C - Jon Toth, Kentucky
WR - Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
Marques North, Tennessee
QB – Maty Mauk, Missouri
RB – Alex Collins, Arkansas
Kelvin Taylor, Florida
AP - Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
DL - Chris Jones, Mississippi State
A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
Darius Philon, Arkansas
LB - Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M
Leonard Floyd, Georgia
Skai Moore, South Carolina
DB - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
Tony Conner, Ole Miss
Tre'Davious White, LSU
Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
PK - Elliott Fry, South Carolina
P - Johnny Townsend, Florida
RS – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina