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Phil Steele Names Five Mississippi State Bulldogs to Preseason All-SEC Team

The Bulldogs placed two players on offense and defense, and Mississippi State also ended up with a special teams representative.

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Led by Dak Prescott, the Mississippi State Bulldogs placed five players on Phil Steele's Preseason All-SEC Team.

Prescott, who picked up first team honors at the quarterback position, was one of two Bulldogs to be named to the first team. Wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson joined Prescott as Bulldog representatives on the offensive side of the ball.  The junior, who drew the attention of many in the 2014 season, picked up third team honors.

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On the defensive side of the football, the Bulldogs picked up All-SEC mentions in the trenches and in the secondary.  Chris Jones picked up second team honors at the defensive tackle position, and Will Redmond was placed on the first team as a defensive back.

While Mississippi State fans often complained about the Bulldogs' special teams play in 2014, punter Devon Bell picked up fourth team honors at the position.

Overall, the Bulldogs tied with Arkansas for the fewest players named to the list in the SEC West.  Alabama led the conference with 13 selections, and Georgia finished with 12.  Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU, and Ole Miss all picked up eleven selections. Missouri came away with eight selections, and Tennessee had seven players announced as members on the list. Trailing the Bulldogs and Razorbacks were Kentucky with four selections, South Carolina with three selections, and Vanderbilt with one selection.