Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and offensive lineman Antonio "Tiny" Richardson were named to the All-SEC preseason first team by the league's coaches on Thursday.
Three other Vols -- offensive linemen Ja’Wuan James and Zach Fulton and defensive lineman Daniel McCullers -- were named to the second team. Kicker Michael Palardy and offensive lineman James Stone were named to the third team.
Only three SEC teams -- Alabama, Georgia and LSU -- placed more players on the All-SEC teams than Tennessee.
Alabama led the league with five players on the first team, five on the second and four on the fourth.
Kentucky was in last place, with only two players on the third team.
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