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Tampa’s Vernon Hargreaves of Florida named to All-SEC Preseason Team

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Junior cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III of Tampa has made another preseason all-conference team.

This time, it is the SEC preseason all-conference team, and Hargreaves is the one Gator on the first team.

On the second team are defensive end Jonathan Bullard and linebacker Antonio Morrison. On the third team are wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and running back Kelvin Taylor.

Alabama and LSU each placed 10 members on the team, the SEC announced. Every one of the 14 SEC schools placed at least two players on one of the teams. It is the 13th consecutive season of the SEC team.

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