Two Tigers Earn Postseason Awards

Antonio Coleman

Tigers Antonio Coleman and Sen'Derrick Marks earned postseason honors on Tuesday.

Birmingham, Ala.--Antonio Coleman continued his run of postseason honors on Tuesday as he was named First-Team All-SEC by the league coaches for his performance during the 2008 season. Fellow junior defensive lineman Sen'Derrick Marks earned Second-Team honors as well.

Coleman, who was also named to the All-SEC first team by the Associated Press on Monday, led Auburn with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss this season – numbers that rank tied for fifth and sixth in the SEC, respectively. He finished the season with 46 tackles (29 solo, 17 assists) and had a team-high 13 quarterback hurries, as well as a forced fumble and a pass break-up.

The Mobile native did all that despite being bothered by both ankles, an injury that caused him to miss practice and game time during the season. Marks was also bothered by ankle sprains and it kept him from having the type of season many expected coming into the year.

Marks, who was an honorable mention All-SEC pick by the AP, finished the season with 32 tackles (15 solo, 17 assists), including 10 tackles for loss, which is tied for 10th in the SEC. He also collected two quarterback sacks, two pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal.

Alabama led the way with 10 representatives on the team while SEC Champion Florida had nine players on the team. The team only had nine seniors while 14 juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen (A.J. Green and Julio Jones) made up the squad.

Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno and Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry were the only two unanimous selections on the team.

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