Tre Mason, C.J. Mosley, Michael Sam honored by SEC coaches

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) dances into the end zone after a touchdown run against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Mason is one of six finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in  New York.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) dances into the end zone after a touchdown run against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Mason is one of six finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Auburn running back Tre Mason was named the SEC's offensive player of the year while Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam split defensive honors in awards released on Tuesday by the league.

The individual awards were voted on by the 14 SEC coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Alabama's Christion Jones was named special teams player of the year, while Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss won freshman of the year.

Georgia quarterback Aaron Matthews was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Jake Matthews of Texas A&M won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, who took the Tigers to a conference championship and the BCS title game in his first year, was named SEC Coach of the Year.

Mason was named MVP of the SEC title game last week, rushing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers' win over Missouri. His 23 rushing touchdowns this year is tied for third all-time in SEC history.

Sam, a fifth-year senior, leads the SEC in sacks per game (0.81) and tackles for loss per game (1.38). Mosley leads Alabama and ranks fourth in the SEC in tackles (102), including 56 solo tackles.

Jones leads the SEC in punt returns and punt return average, returning two for touchdowns. He also leads the league in kick return average.

Treadwell, a five-star prospect from Illinois, caught 67 passes in his first year, best among freshmen and third among SEC receivers overall.

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