(SportsNetwork.com) - Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper highlighted the players named by the Associated Press as 2014 first-team All-Southeastern Conference performers. Cooper, a Heisman Trophy finalist, was named the conferences Offensive Player of the Year after helping Alabama to an SEC championship and a No. 1 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide will play No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. Cooper has 115 receptions for a conference-leading 1,656 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He had an Iron Bowl-record 224 yards receiving in Alabamas 55-44 win over rival Auburn on Nov. 29 and caught 12 passes for 83 yards in Saturdays win over Missouri in the SEC championship game. South Carolinas Pharoh Cooper and Missouris Bud Sasser were also named as first-team wide receivers. Pharoh Cooper was also named a second-team All- Purpose performer. Mississippi State dual-threat quarterback Dak Prescott was named a first-team performer, finishing fourth in passing yards (2,996) and seventh in rushing (939). His 24 passing touchdowns ranked tied for second with South Carolinas Dylan Thompson, but his 13 rushing touchdowns led the conference. Entering the season, Georgia running back Todd Gurley was the likely candidate to take home a first-team nod, however, it was his teammate, Nick Chubb, who was honored. Gurley was suspended four games for taking $3,000 for autographed memorabilia, then suffered a season-ending knee injury in his first game back against Auburn. Chubb, also voted SEC Freshman of the Year after scoring 12 touchdowns on the ground, and Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne, who led the conference with 1,482 yards, were both named first-team All-SEC. 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Clark was an All-Star in 2001 and played for 15 seasons with Detroit, Arizona, the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston and San Diego. The 41-year-old was appointed deputy executive director in July and had been acting executive director since Weiners death. The executive board is meeting this week at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. Clark went to high school in the San Diego area and played basketball at San Diego State. After retiring during the 2009 season, Clark had opportunities in broadcasting and coaching. Instead, he said he woke up one day and told his wife that he should work for the players union, "having no idea that we would be sitting before you, Dec. 3, 2013, in this capacity, but appreciating all the while that Michaels vision for our organization, my involvement with it, and the hope and having and making a difference for our group, active and inactive and those that are coming next, was the final decision-maker for me." Clark spoke on a conference call and then to a handful of San Diego reporters. Clark joined the MLBPA staff in March 2010 as director of player relations. He got active in union affairs after attending his first executive board meeting in 1999. From there he became a team player representative, before spending his last seven seasons as an association representative. As a player, Clark was actively involved in 2002 and 2006 collective bargaining as well as negotiations on revisions to the Joint Drug Agreement. "I expected to be tied to the hip with Michael for 20 years," Clark said. "He rides off into the sunset, I ride off into the sunset, we ride off into the sunset, having, Lord willing, affected the game positively. Blown away, yes. Humbled, yes. Excited to carry on the vision that Michael put into place, yes. ... Focused, not just now but going fforward on what we stand for, who we are and how weve arrived at the place weve arrived? Blown away, yes.dddddddddddd" Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals and free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson spoke glowingly of Clark. Guthrie pointed out that Weiner had been groomed before he took over for Donald Fehr in 2009, and Clark was groomed to replace Weiner, "although the time came way too fast, much more fast than any of us hoped or expected." Guthrie said he met with Weiner in 2012 after the cancer has been diagnosed, and the two agreed that Clark appeared to be the best candidate to eventually succeed Weiner. "Michael had the intuition, the foresight, whatever it was, to bring Tony on board when he did and to have him at his side," Guthrie said. "Tony clearly rose to the top as someone that wed never necessarily had planned to see in this position, but when we needed to find someone, his candidacy was clear, that he was someone prepared to do this. "I think this is a unique time," Guthrie said. "Baseball changes a ton and our union continues to progress and now we have a former player on board. I dont think theres a better player thats ever been a part of this game, one as prepared, one as intelligent, one as powerful, one as knowledgeable, as Tony, to step in and do that. Its funny how things happen, but preparation has been on our side." Granderson said that when the 6-foot-8 Clark walked into a meeting Monday, he didnt have to say a word and the other players stopped talking and took their seats. "That was an additional confirming moment for me as far as this person demanding attention," Granderson said. "The information hes going to provide is going to be of importance, no matter when hes speaking or what hes speaking about. "The idea of him being a player, you never forget that as part of his resume, but thats not all he is," Granderson added. 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