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Two Gamecocks named to All-SEC first team

HOOVER, AL (WIS) - Two Gamecocks have been named to All-SEC preseason first-team.

Cliff Matthews and Stephon Gilmore were named to the first-team All-SEC preseason squad by the league's 12 coaches.

Matthews, a 6-4, 260-pound senior defensive end from Cheraw, S.C., was a second-team All-SEC pick in 2009. One of the squad's captains, Matthews is listed on the preseason Lott Trophy, Nagurski and Lombardi watch lists. He recorded 47 tackles including 35 solo stops in 2009, with 10.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks.

Gilmore, a 6-1, 188-pound sophomore from Rock Hill, S.C. earned Freshman All-America honors last season after starting every game at cornerback. He logged 56 tackles a year ago and broke up eight passes to go along with his one interception.

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