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Cooper, Moore Earn AP All-SEC Recognition
Dec. 14, 2015

University of South Carolina junior Pharoh Cooper has been selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first-team unit as a wide receiver and garnered second-team honors as an all-purpose back, while junior linebacker Skai Moore earned second-team accolades, it was announced today.

Cooper a 5-11, 207-pounder from Havelock, N.C., led the team with 66 receptions for 973 yards and eight touchdowns during the 2015 campaign. He ranked second in the SEC in receiving yards (81.1) and fifth in receptions (5.5) per game. A team captain, Cooper caught 35 percent of the team’s passes for 39 percent of the yards thrown. His 66 receptions was more than the rest of the Gamecock wide receivers’ combined total of 56 and was the seventh-highest single-season mark in school history. His 973 receiving yards was the sixth-best single-season total at Carolina. He logged five 100-yard receiving games in 2015 and has nine in his three-year career. He also rushed 24 times for 111 yards and a touchdown, completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards and a score and returned 12 punts for 55 yards, averaging 94.9 all-purpose yards per game. Cooper was also a first-team All-SEC receiver a year ago and earned second-team honors as an all-purpose back. He finished his junior year with 138 career catches (ninth all-time) for 2,163 yards (eighth all-time) with 18 touchdown receptions (sixth all-time).

Moore, a 6-2, 218-pounder from Cooper City, Fla., paced the Gamecock defense with 111 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions. He tied for third in the SEC in tackles (9.2) and tied for fifth in interceptions (0.33) per game. A team captain, he became the first Gamecock to reach the century mark in tackles since 2006, while his 111 tackles was the second-highest total recorded by a South Carolina player in the last 25 years. He led the team in tackles for the third-consecutive season, becoming the first Gamecock to do so since 1992-94, and led the team in interceptions for the second time in three years. He recorded double-figures in tackles six times during the 2015 campaign, including a career-high 14 stops at Texas A&M. His 11 career interceptions rank in a tie for third on the school’s all-time list.
 

 

Here is the 2015 AP All-SEC Teams:

FIRST TEAM

Offense

WR — Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi, 6-2, 210, Jr.

WR — Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 207, Jr.

L — Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 326, So.

L — Vadal Alexander, LSU, 6-6, 329, Sr.

L — John Theus, Georgia, 6-6, 303, Sr.

L — Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas, 6-5, 334, Sr.

C — Ryan Kelly, Alabama, 6-5, 297, Sr.

TE — Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-5, 253, Jr.

QB — Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 6-2, 230, Sr.

RB — u-Derrick Henry, Alabama, 6-3, 242, Jr.

RB — u-Leonard Fournette, LSU, 6-1, 230, So.

PK — u-Daniel Carlson, Auburn, 6-4, 213, So.

All-Purpose — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, Fr.

Defense

L — Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, 6-5, 262, So.

L — Jon Bullard, Florida, 6-3, 280, Sr.

L — Jonathan Allen, Alabama, 6-3, 283, Jr.

L — A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama, 6-4, 312, Jr.

LB — Reggie Ragland, Alabama, 6-2, 252, Sr.

LB — Kentrell Brothers, Missouri, 6-1, 235, Sr.

LB — Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

CB — u-Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 200, Jr.

CB — Jalen Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 197, So.

S — Eddie Jackson, Alabama, 6-0, 194, Jr.

S — Dominick Sanders, Georgia, 6-0, 189, So.

P — Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 215, Sr.

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SECOND TEAM

Offense

WR — Fred Ross, Mississippi State, 6-2, 207, Jr.

WR — t-Drew Morgan, Arkansas, 6-0, 195, Jr.

WR — t-Calvin Ridley, Alabama, 6-1, 188, Fr.

L — Dan Skipper, Arkansas, 6-10, 331, Jr.

L — Kyler Kerbyson, Tennessee, 6-4, 318, Sr.

L — Braden Smith, Auburn, 6-6, 286, So.

L — Dylan Wiesman, Tennessee, 6-4, 304, Jr.

C — Brandon Kublanow, Georgia, 6-3, 282, Jr.

TE — Jake McGee, Florida, 6-6, 244, Sr.

QB — Chad Kelly, Mississippi, 6-2, 215, Jr.

RB — Alex Collins, Arkansas, 5-11, 215, Jr.

RB — Jalen Hurd, Tennessee, 6-4, 240, So.

PK — Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M, 5-9, 188, Sr.

All-Purpose — t- Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 207, Jr.

All-Purpose — t- Evan Berry, Tennessee, 5-11, 207, So.

Defense

L — Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 6-4, 296, Jr.

L — Jarran Reed, Alabama, 6-4, 313, Sr.

L — Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 257, So.

L — t-Cory Johnson, Kentucky, 6-3, 300, Sr.

L — t-Marquis Haynes, Mississippi, 6-3, 220, So.

L — t-Charles Harris, Missouri, 6-3, 255, So.

LB — Antonio Morrison, Florida, 6-1, 234, Sr.

LB — Skai Moore, South Carolina, 6-2, 218, Jr.

LB — Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee, 6-0, 225, Jr.

CB — Tre'Davious White, LSU, 5-11, 191, Jr.

CB — Mike Hilton, Mississippi, 5-9, 184, Sr.

S — Trae Elston, Mississippi, 5-11, 195, Sr.

S — Jamal Adams, LSU, 6-1, 211, So.

P — Johnny Townsend, Florida, 6-1, 200, So.

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Offensive Player of the Year

u-Derrick Henry, Alabama

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Defensive Player of the Year

Reggie Ragland, Alabama

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Coach of the Year

Jim McElwain, Florida

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Newcomer of the Year

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

 

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