Ole Miss lands six players on Preseason Coaches All-SEC Teams
We are less than two weeks away from the college football season, and the preseason awards continue to roll in for the Ole Miss Rebels. On Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference announced its 2015 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Teams, and the Rebels had a total of six players who made the three teams–four on the first team, and one on the second and third teams.
Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, tight end Evan Engram and defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche were voted to the first-team. Defensive backs Tony Conner and Trae Elston received second and third-team honors, respectively.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers each placed a league-best 10 players on the three teams.
This year marks the 13th consecutive year of the SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Teams. All 14 SEC institutions were represented by at least two athletes, including seven schools with six or more selections apiece. Ten of the programs had at least one first-team selection, which included a conference-best five from Alabama.
South Carolina’s Pharoh Cooper landed three spots on the first-team as a wide receiver, all-purpose athlete and return specialist. LSU’s Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette was voted as a first-team running back and second-team as an all-purpose athlete and return specialist.
The college football season officially kicks off on September 3; however Ole Miss begins its highly-anticipated season on September 5 when the Rebels host Tennessee-Martin.