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Six Gators tabbed preseason All-SEC

Dominique Easley earned preseason first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Six Florida players were named to preseason All-SEC teams by the league's coaches on Thursday, headlined by Dominique Easley, Loucheiz Purifoy and Kyle Christy's first-team selections.

Right guard Jon Halapio, who missed more than two weeks of fall camp recovering from a torn pectoral muscle and is still not cleared for contact, was the only Florida player on offense to earn recognition. He was named to the second-team offense.

Cornerback Marcus Roberson was a second-team defensive selection, while linebacker Ronald Powell was a third-team pick.

Florida had eight players on the coaches' preseason All-SEC teams a year ago: K Caleb Sturgis 1st, DT Sharrif Floyd 2nd, LB Jon Bostic 2nd, S Matt Elam 2nd, RS Andre Debose 2nd, DE Dominique Easley 3rd, LB Jelani Jenkins 3rd, OT Xavier Nixon 3rd.

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