Missouri junior defensive end Charles Harris was a second-team pick Thursday when SEC Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Team was released.
He’s also the only Tigers player to merit a spot among the entire first, second and third teams.
Harris is on preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Year and Ted Hendricks Award.
Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett, Alabama’s Jonathan Allen, Tennessee’s Derek Barnett and Auburn’s Carl Lawson were first-team selections at defensive line.
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Harris finished second in the SEC last season with 18 1/2 tackles for a loss — trailing only Garrett, who had one more tackle for a loss and also appeared in one more game.
Alabama led the way with seven first-team Preseason All-SEC selections, while LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M each had four on the first team.
Three of the Aggies’ picks were for Christian Kirk, who the coaches placed on the first team at wide receiver, all-purpose and return specialist.
Auburn had three players on the first team, while Georgia and Florida had two apiece with one first-team selections for Arkansas and Mississippi.
Auburn junior offensive lineman Braden Smith, an Olathe South graduate, was a second-team pick on the offensive line.
Surprisingly, Mizzou senior linebacker Michael Scherer wasn’t among 11 linebackers spread across the three teams despite being one of only four returning SEC players with at least 90 tackles each of the last two seasons.
Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin was a first-team selection and Auburn safety Johnathan Ford was a third-team pick, while South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore will miss 2016 with a neck injury.
Scherer is on the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award.
All-time Missouri coaches’ preseason all-SEC selections
Second team — DE Charles Harris
Second team — QB Maty Mauk, LB Kentrell Brothers
Third team — C Evan Boehm, RB Russell Hansbrough
Second team — C Evan Boehm, DE Markus Golden
Third team — K Andrew Baggett
Second team — CB E.J. Gaines, KR Marcus Murphy
Third team — WR, Dorial Green-Beckham, OL Justin Britt, K Andrew Baggett
Third team —WR T.J. Moe, OL Elvis Fisher, OLB Zaviar Gooden, CB E.J. Gaines