Dec. 9, 2013
Tre Mason runs to the top as SEC's offensive player of the year (AP photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. — Tre Mason was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Gus Malzahn was named the coach of the year by the Associated Press on Monday.
Mason has rushed for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Malzahn has led Auburn to a 12-1 record, the SEC title and a berth in the BCS Championship Game against Florida State.
Mason was a unanimous selection to the SEC first-team offense. Offensive tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Dee Ford were also first-team selections. Earning second-team honors from Auburn were center Reese Dismukes, tight end C.J. Uzomah, cornerback Chris Davis. Named to the honorable mention team were quarterback Nick Marshall, punter Steven Clark, safety Robenson Therezie and defensive tackle Gabe Wright.
Missouri's Michael Sam was named the defensive player of the year and Arkansas' Alex Collins was named freshman of the year.
Additionally, Ford, Davis, Cody Parkey and hometown hero Jay Prosch have accepted invitations to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine