COLUMBIA — Four Missouri Tigers received recognition in the Southeastern Conference coaches’ preseason football team, the league announced Thursday.
Each of the four landed on the All-SEC third team: senior offensive tackle Elvis Fisher, senior wide receiver T.J. Moe, senior linebacker Zaviar Gooden and junior cornerback E.J. Gaines.
Missouri’s four selections place it in a tie with Mississippi State for the 10th best representation in the SEC. Alabama and LSU tied with 11 selections to lead the SEC, which features 14 members for the first time with the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M from the Big 12 Conference.
Texas A&M had seven players selected in its first preseason in the SEC.
Each of Missouri’s four selections has received All-Big 12 recognition at some point in his career. Gaines and Moe received the honor last season, while Fisher sat out the year with a torn patellar tendon.