Not many honors were garnered by Tennessee's defense this season, but safety LaDarrell McNeil broke through on Thursday.
McNeil was UT's only representative on the SEC All-Freshman team voted by the league coaches.
Heisman Trophy favorite Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, was one of three Aggies on the All-Freshman team.
Alabama and Florida had four selections. South Carolina and Arkansas had three.
McNeil earned a starting job for the Vols in early October and was in on 55 tackles over the final nine games. He had 10 tackles twice, against Kentucky and Troy.
Todd Gurley of Georgia and T.J. Yeldon of Alabama were the running backs.
Former Tennessee commitment Otha Peters of Arkansas was picked at linebacker.