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Gamecocks defensive back named first-team All-SEC by coaches. Here’s the full list

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South Carolina football’s Jaylan Foster has earned postseason recognition from SEC coaches.

Foster, tied for the nation’s lead in interceptions for the 2021 regular season, was named first-team All-SEC on Wednesday.

The former walk-on defensive back from Duncan, S.C. came up with five interceptions in 2021, the most for a Gamecock defender since 2004. He lead the Gamecocks this year with 90 tackles, 4.0 for loss, two sacks, two pass break-ups and two forced fumbles.

The senior was also selected to USA Today’s All-SEC first team and was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back.

Foster was the only Gamecock selected to either postseason All-SEC first or second teams, as voted by league coaches.

Here’s the full list of the 2021 All-SEC honorees.

2021 All-SEC first team

OFFENSE

QB Bryce Young, Alabama

RB Tyler Badie, Missouri

RB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama

WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas

TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

OL Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

OL Evan Neal, Alabama

OL Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

OL Charles Cross, Mississippi State

C Luke Fortner, Kentucky

AP Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee

DEFENSE

DL Jordan Davis, Georgia

DL Sam Williams, Ole Miss

DL DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

DL Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

LB Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia

LB Damone Clark, LSU

DB Roger McCreary, Auburn

DB Jordan Battle, Alabama

DB Jaylan Foster, South Carolina

DB Montaric Brown, Arkansas

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Harrison Mevis, Missouri

P Jake Camarda, Georgia

RS Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee

2021 All-SEC second team

* Represents a tie.

OFFENSE

QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss

RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

WR John Metchie III, Alabama

WR Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky

TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

OL Jamaree Salyer, Georgia

OL Ed Ingram, LSU

OL Cade Mays, Tennessee

OL Justin Shaffer, Georgia

C Michael Maietti, Missouri

AP Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss

DEFENSE

DL Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

DL Derick Hall, Auburn

DL Josh Paschal, Kentucky

DL Jalen Carter, Georgia

LB Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama

LB Bumper Pool, Arkansas

LB Zakoby McClain, Auburn

DB Derion Kendrick, Georgia

DB Theo Jackson, Tennessee

DB Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama

DB Lewis Cine, Georgia*

DB Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State*

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Cade York, LSU

P Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M

RS Jameson Williams, Alabama

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