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The 2021 College Football All-SEC Team

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young (9) warms up before the start against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 college football regular season has officially come to a close, and now it’s time to recognize the top players across the country with PFF’s all-conference teams and conference players of the year.

With the help of PFF grades and advanced statistics — which are now available to PFF’s CFB Premium Stats+ Subscribers — we present to you the 2021 SEC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year and All-SEC teams.

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GROUP OF FIVE: AAC | C-USA | MAC | Mountain West | Sun Belt


SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

QB Bryce Young, Alabama Crimson Tide

Young's first year as the Crimson Tide's starter has been nothing short of exceptional. The true sophomore, who only got reps in garbage time last season, earned a 92.6 PFF grade in his 12 outings despite dealing with uncharacteristically poor pass protection from the Alabama offensive line. Young averaged 8.7 yards per attempt and tossed 15 touchdowns to only two interceptions when under pressure in the regular season.

The Crimson Tide signal-caller's 1.7% turnover-worthy play rate overall ranks third among Power Five quarterbacks. Put simply, he’s been the most impressive quarterback of the 2021 college football season.

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia Bulldogs

Dean is an athletic freak who has been a nightmare for offenses all season. He has made plays both as a blitzer and as a matchup weapon in coverage and earned a 90.0-plus PFF grade in both facets of play, something no other Power Five off-ball linebacker has done in a full year in the PFF College era.

Dean has totaled 20 pressures — including seven sacks — on 80 rushes, along with two interceptions, two pass breakups and 10 passing stops in coverage. He did that while allowing only 61 yards on 26 targets and 224 coverage snaps.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC

QB Bryce Young, Alabama
RB Tyler Badie, Missouri
RB Devon Achane, Texas A&M
WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas
WR Wan'Dale Robinson, Kentucky
WR Jameson Williams, Alabama
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
LT Charles Cross, Mississippi State
LG Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
C Michael Maietti, Missouri
RG Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
RT Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

DI Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
DI Devonte Wyatt, Georgia
ED Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
ED Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
LB Nakobe Dean, Georgia
LB Channing Tindall, Georgia
CB Roger McCreary, Auburn
CB Derion Kendrick, Georgia
S Lewis Cine, Georgia
S Jordan Battle, Alabama
FLEX D Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

K Harrison Mevis, Missouri
P Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M
KR Jameson Williams, Alabama
PR Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC

QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss
RB Dameon Pierce, Florida
RB Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama
WR John Metchie III, Alabama
WR Dontario Drummond, Ole Miss
WR Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee
TE Jaheim Bell, South Carolina
LT Evan Neal, Alabama
LG Justin Shaffer, Georgia
C Luke Fortner, Kentucky
RG Beaux Limmer, Arkansas
RT Warren McClendon, Georgia

DI Jalen Carter, Georgia
DI Jordan Davis, Georgia
ED Josh Paschal, Kentucky
ED Sam Williams, Ole Miss
LB Quay Walker, Georgia
LB Aaron Haansford, Texas A&M
CB Cam Smith, South Carolina
CB Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
S Christopher Smith, Georgia
S Smoke Monday, Auburn
FLEX D Cordale Flott, LSU

K Cade York, LSU
P Oscar Chapman, Auburn
KR Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
PR Josh Ali, Kentucky

THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC

QB Will Rogers, Mississippi State
RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
RB Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss
WR Cedric Tillman, Tennessee
WR Kayshon Boutte, LSU
WR Josh Ali, Kentucky
TE Kemore Gamble, Florida
LT Dare Rosenthal, Kentucky
LG Ed Ingram, LSU
C Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas
RG Keiondre Jones, Auburn
RT Jeremy James, Ole Miss

DI Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
DI Jaquelin Roy, LSU
ED Byron Young, Alabama
ED Nolan Smith, Georgia
LB Jett Johnson, Mississippi State
LB Bumper Pool, Arkansas
CB Kaiir Elam, Florida
CB Martin Emerson, Mississippi State
S AJ Finley, Ole Miss
S Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
FLEX D Latavious Brini, Georgia

K Parker White, South Carolina
P Paxton Brooks, Tennessee
KR Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee
PR Nathan Parodi, Arkansas

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Stetson Bennett, Georgia
RB Tank Bigsby, Auburn
RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky
WR Jack Bech, LSU
WR Josh Vann, South Carolina
WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia
TE Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M
LT Javon Foster, Missouri
LG Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky
C LaQuinston Sharp, Mississippi State
RG Warren Ericson, Georgia
RT Hyrin White, Missouri

DI Colby Wooden, Auburn
DI Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
ED Zachary Carter, Florida
ED DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
LB Grant Morgan, Arkansas
LB Zakoby McClain, Auburn
CB Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
S Leon O'Neal Jr., Texas A&M
S Yusuf Corker, Kentucky
FLEX D Theo Jackson, Tennessee

K Seth Small, Texas A&M
P Reid Bauer, Arkansas
KR Devon Achane, Texas A&M
PR Kearis Jackson, Georgia


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GROUP OF FIVE: AAC | C-USA | MAC | Mountain West | Sun Belt

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