11 Gators named to Preseason All-SEC

Duke Dawson
Florida defensive back Duke Dawson (7) poses with Gators fans during Fan Day at the Gators Indoor Practice Facility, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

The Gators had 11 players named to the Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Team on Wednesday.

Offensive lineman Martez Ivey and defensive back Duke Dawson both were voted to the first team

Wide receiver Antonio Callaway, defensive linemen Cece Jefferson and Jabari Zuniga and punter Johnny Townsend were selected to the second team.

Tight end DeAndre Goolsby, offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor, all-purpose back Brandon Powell, defensive back Chauncey Gardner, place kicker Eddy Pineiro and return specialist Callaway round out the third team. Dawson and Pineiro also made The Associated Press preseason All-America second team.