After earning the respect of the SEC coaches in the preseason, kicker Caleb Sturgis again earned first team All-SEC honors. The senior went 23-for-27 on field goals this season, including hitting all three attempts from 50+ yards.
Running back Mike Gillislee was named to the first team after rushing for 1,104 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. Gillislee didn’t make the first three All-SEC teams in the preseason.
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam both earned spots on the first team All-SEC defense. The two combined for 21 tackles for a loss during the 2012 season, as Elam became a menace playing as an extra man in the box for team’s to prepare for.
Punter Kyle Christy earned his spot on the first team All-SEC after being one of the top punters in the country. He averaged 46.1 yards per punt and totaled 25 punts of 50+ yards. He dropped 26 punts inside the opponent’s 20 while totaling just six touchbacks.
After not being on the Associated Press All-SEC first or second team, linebacker Jon Bostic was voted by the SEC coaches onto the second team All-SEC. The senior was third on the team with 62 tackles, adding three sacks, two interceptions, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.
Tight end Jordan Reed also earned a spot on the second team. He led the Florida offense with 44 catches and 552 yards, adding three touchdowns.