Kozan lone Tiger on SEC All-Freshman team

Alex Kozan was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn University)

Alex Kozan was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. (Todd Van Emst/Auburn University)

AUBURN – Left guard Alex Kozan was the lone Auburn player on the SEC All–Freshman team, the league announced Thursday. The 6-foot-4 297-pound redshirt freshman started all 13 games thus far for No. 2 Auburn (12-1), filling in the void left by the departure of John Sullen after last season.

The Castle Rock, Colo. native was part of an offensive line which went from last in the SEC and among the worst in the country in sacks allowed 2012 to third in the SEC and tied for 21st nationally this season (1.23 per game).

Somewhat surprising omissions were right tackle Avery Young, who started the final eight games of the season, and defensive end Carl Lawson, who had 20 tackles, with 7 1/2 for loss and four sacks.

Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year on Wednesday. Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves on Tuesday was named to the All-SEC First Team.

The entire team is listed below.

2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team (* – ties)


TE -  Hunter Henry, Arkansas

OL -  Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt

 Alex Kozan, Auburn

Denver Kirkland, Arkansas

C -   Jon Toth, Kentucky

WR -  Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

Marques North, Tennessee

QB –  Maty Mauk, Missouri

RB –  Alex Collins, Arkansas

Kelvin Taylor, Florida

AP -   Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina


DL -  Chris Jones, Mississippi State

A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama

Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

Darius Philon, Arkansas

LB -  Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M

Leonard Floyd, Georgia

Skai Moore, South Carolina

DB - Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

Tony Conner, Ole Miss

Tre’Davious White, LSU

Cameron Sutton, Tennessee


PK -  Elliott Fry, South Carolina

P -  Johnny Townsend, Florida

RS –  Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina