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Monday, April 27, 2009

SEC Draft Day Notes

Some draft day notes, courtesy of the SEC...

* The SEC had the most selections in this weekend's National Football League player draft. The SEC had 37 of its players selected followed by the ACC with 33, the Pac-10 with 32, Big 12 and the Big Ten with 28 each and the Big East with 27. The Mountain West Conference had 16 players selected while the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA had 10

* Eleven of the 12 SEC schools had at least one player selected in the draft. South Carolina led the SEC with seven players selected followed by Georgia and LSU with six each and Alabama and Ole Miss with four each.

* The SEC has now led or tied for the lead in the most selections in an NFL Draft in 10 of the last 12 years, including the last three drafts.

* Since 1990, the SEC has had 739 players selected in NFL Drafts, tops in the nation.

* The SEC had eight players selected in the first round, which was tied for the fourth highest in SEC history. In 2007, the SEC had 11 players selected in the first round, 2005 and 1998 had 10 each, 1999 had eight in the first round.

* Since conference expansion in 1992, the SEC has had 107 first round selections in 17 drafts, an average of 6.29 selections per draft.

And a note on the spring...

* The last of the spring football practices have just concluded in the Southeastern Conference. Excitement for the 2009 SEC football season is at a fever pitch. One example of that are the attendances at annual spring football games on the 12 institutions campuses this year. More
than 450,000 fans watched the annual spring games, with an average attendance of 37,936. Last year, the SEC spring games drew a total of 373,232 or an average of 31,103 fans per game.

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