COLUMBIA — One day after being picked to finish last in the SEC East, the Gamecocks placed just one player on the preseason All-SEC teams as chosen by the media.
Kicker Elliott Fry, who was named to the third team, was the lone Gamecocks player chosen Friday by attendees at SEC Media Days. It continued a bleak media outlook on South Carolina, coming off a 3-9 season that featured the resignation of former coach Steve Spurrier and a 1-7 record in the SEC.
Fry, a senior, converted 20 of 28 field goal attempts last season and ranked third among SEC kickers with an average of 1.67 field goals per game. He owns the USC record with a 124 consecutive extra points made, and his 289 career points are second behind the 330 of former USC kicker Collin Mackie.
Alabama had the most first-team selections with seven, while the top individual vote getters were first-team running back Leonard Fournette of LSU, first-team quarterback Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, and first-team receiver Calvin Ridley of Alabama.
Media preseason All-SEC teams, with points in parentheses:
QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321), RB Leonard Fournette, LSU (329), RB Nick Chubb, Georgia (308), WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318), WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223), TE O.J. Howard, Alabama (294), OL Cam Robinson, Alabama (315), OL Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228), OL Greg Pyke, Georgia (171), OL Alex Kozan, Auburn (165), C Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)
QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313), RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278), RB Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151), WR Malachi Dupre, LSU (167), WR Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139), TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214), OL Martez Ivey, Florida (152), OL William Clapp, LSU (143), OL David Sharpe, Florida (138), OL Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137), C Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)
QB Brandon Harris, LSU (25), RB Stanley Williams, Kentucky (60), RB Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55), WR Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78), WR Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49), TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65), OL Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120), OL Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119), OL Braden Smith, Auburn (118), OL Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113), C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)
DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301), DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286), DL Carl Lawson, Auburn (253), DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171), LB Reuben Foster, Alabama (265), LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223), DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293), DB Jalen Tabor, Florida (249), DB Tre’Davious White, LSU (221), DB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)
DL Montravius Adams, Auburn (167), DL Bryan Cox, Florida (105), DL Davon Godchaux, LSU (105), DL Charles Harris, Missouri (103), LB Tim Williams, Alabama (196), LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178), LB Jarrad Davis, Florida (160), DB Jamal Adams, LSU (193), DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188), DB Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146), DB Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)
DL Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102), DL Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95), DL Cece Jefferson, Florida (85), DL A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84), LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92), LB Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84), LB Arden Key, LSU (76), DB Marcus Maye, Florida (139), DB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120), DB Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105), DB Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)
P JK Scott, Alabama (252), PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198), RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214), AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)
P Johnny Townsend, Florida (124), PK Adam Griffith, Alabama (174), RS Evan Berry, Tennessee (163), AP Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)
P Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97), PK Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91), RS Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100), AP Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)