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SEC All-Decade Team: Special Teams

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The top specialists in the SEC at each position, since 2010.


K Daniel Carlson, Auburn -- Carlson is the all-time leading scorer in the SEC history with a remarkable 480 career points. A three-time first-team All-SEC honoree and a two-time All-American, Carlson had an unparalleled run with the Tigers. In four seasons as a starter, he never missed a single extra point at Auburn. Simply put, Carlson is one of the league's greatest ever at the position.

P Braden Mann, Texas A&M -- In 2017, Mann averaged an SEC record 50.98 yards per punt, college football's highest mark since at least the turn of the millennium. That margin stands as one of the most stunning individual metrics in recent memory. Mann won the Ray Guy Award, was a unanimous All-American and was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year. He has twice earned all-conference recognition.

KR Evan Berry, Tennessee -- A consensus All-American as a sophomore in 2015, Berry made SEC history and led the nation by a wide margin by averaging 38.29 yards per return and returning three kicks back for touchdowns that season. He, for his entire career, totaled 1,820 kickoff return yards and four scores. Notably, three of his touchdowns came in conference play.

PR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M -- Aside from his offensive contributions as one of the most dynamic receivers in recent SEC history, Kirk was a force on special teams. On 37 punt returns over three years, he totaled over 800 yards and six touchdowns, including at least one per season, at an average clip of 22 yards per return. He also added a kick return touchdown during his final season with the Aggies.

AP Lynn Bowden, Kentucky -- Bowden literally did it all during his college career. In addition to moving to quarterback on call and promptly leading the SEC in rushing this season, he was also still the Wildcats' leading receiver. Earlier in his career, Bowden was also an all-conference return specialist. He, a playmaker in every sense of the word, is one of the league's most versatile players ever.