The Southeastern Conference announced its 2011 All-SEC team Tuesday, naming two Florida Gators players to the squad. kicker Caleb Sturgis and running back Chris Rainey earned First-Team All-SEC honors; Rainey made the team at an "all-purpose" position in a tie with Arkansas Razorbacks wideout Joe Adams.
As Rachel George of the Orlando Sentinel notes, Florida's two selections this year are the fewest it's had since 1987, when Emmitt Smith was the only Gator on the All-SEC team.
Sturgis went 28-of-28 on point-after attempts this season and 21-of-25 on field goals, leading the conference in made field goals and placing No. 3 in conversion percentage.
Rainey led the Gators with 155 rushing attempts and 790 yards, adding two touchdowns to that total. In addition, he tied Jordan Reed for the team lead in receptions, with 28, and ranked No. 2 on the team in receiving yards, with 350. He scored two touchdowns through the air as well. All told, Rainey gained 1140 yards from scrimmage, good for No. 5 in the SEC.