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SEC media relations directors name five Rebels preseason All-SEC

SEC media relations directors name five Rebels preseason All-SEC

With 67 days remaining until the kickoff of another college football season, the Ole Miss Football program continues to rack up preseason awards.

Robert Nkemdiche gets loose before UT game

Robert Nkemdiche, shown here before the UT game, was named Preseason First-Team All-SEC by the league’s media relations directors. (Photo credit: Bentley Breland, The Rebel Walk)

A week after five Rebels were tagged with preseason All-American honors by Athlon Sports, five familiar names were chosen as preseason All-SEC. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions presented their choices in the 69th annual News SEC Preseason Football Report.

Ole Miss safety Tony Conner, tight end Evan Engram, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, and offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil landed spots on the preseason All-SEC First Team. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell received second-team honors.

In addition to his first-team vote, Conner was named the best safety in the conference.

Tunsil blocks for Bo

Laremy Tunsil, shown here in the 2014 Egg Bowl, was named Preseason First-Team All-SEC and Best Offensive Lineman, by the SEC Media Relations Directors. (Photo Credit: Bentley Breland, The Rebel Walk)

Members of the football media relations directors are confident Tunsil will stand out as the best offensive lineman in the highly-recognized SEC and named him tops at the position.

On the defensive side, Nkemdiche was chosen as runner-up for the conference’s best defensive lineman.

(Click here for the complete list of players named tops in the league.)

In addition to voting for the best players in the league, the 14 football media relations directors also voted how each team will finish its season. They predicted the Rebels will finish third in the SEC Western Division and sixth overall. Alabama and Auburn were voted to finish first and second in both the SEC West and the entire conference.

Ole Miss opens up its season at home with Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 5.

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Courtney Smith

Courtney is from Memphis and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Memphis in May of 2014. He began his journalism career covering the Memphis Tigers Men's basketball team, which landed him an intern position on 730 Yahoo Sports Radio and a position with A freelance writer for the Associated Press, Courtney is also a member of The Rebel Walk team and reports regularly on Ole Miss football and basketball. Courtney, the father of a six-year old girl named Soniyah, prefers to cover NCAA basketball and football, but is happy to report on any other sport that comes his way.

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