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Five Rebels receive Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

Five Rebels receive Preseason Media Days All-SEC Honors

During SEC Media Days, reporters covering the Southeastern Conference voted on the best talent the league has to offer, and five Ole Miss Rebels made the Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams.

Chad Kelly named Preaseason 1st Team All-SEC QB following Media Days. (Photo credit: Josh McCoy)

Chad Kelly named Preaseason 1st Team All-SEC QB following Media Days. (Photo credit: Josh McCoy)

Rebels are represented on all three of the offensive teams, as well as on the second and third-team defensive units.

Ole Miss Senior quarterback Chad Kelly (321 votes) edged out Tennessee signal caller Joshua Dobbs (313) for first-team quarterback honors. The Rebels’ senior tight end Evan Engram received 214 votes and landed on the second team. Sophomore offensive lineman Javon Patterson received 113 votes to garner third-team recognition.

Senior defensive back Tony Conner snagged 146 votes, placing him on the All-SEC defense second-team. Junior defensive end Marquis Haynes tallied 102 votes which puts him on the All-SEC defense third-team.

LSU’s Leonard Fournette (329), Chad Kelly, and Alabama’s Calvin Ridley (318) were the top three overall vote-getters. Alabama had six first-team selections – three on offense and three on defense – to lead the SEC.

The entire Preseason Media Days All-SEC Team is as follows (with total points earned in parenthesis):

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321)
RB Leonard Fournette, LSU (329)
RB Nick Chubb, Georgia (308)
WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318)
WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223)
TE O.J. Howard, Alabama (294)
OL Cam Robinson, Alabama (315)
OL Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228)
OL Greg Pyke, Georgia (171)
OL Alex Kozan, Auburn (165)
C Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)

Second-Team

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313)
RB Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278)
RB Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151)
WR Malachi Dupre, LSU (167)
WR Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139)
TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214)
OL Martez Ivey, Florida (152)
OL William Clapp, LSU (143)
OL David Sharpe, Florida (138)
OL Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137)
C Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)

Third-Team

QB Brandon Harris, LSU (25)
RB Stanley “Boom” Williams, Kentucky (60)
RB Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55)
WR Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78)
WR Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49)
TE Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65)
OL Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120)
OL Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119)
OL Braden Smith, Auburn (118)
OL Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113)
C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301)
DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286)
DL Carl Lawson, Auburn (253)
DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171)
LB Reuben Foster, Alabama (265)
LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231)
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223)
DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293)
DB Jalen Tabor, Florida (249)
DB Tre’Davious White, LSU (221)
DB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)

Second-Team

DL Montravius Adams, Auburn (167)
DL Bryan Cox, Florida (105)
DL Davon Godchaux, LSU (105)
DL Charles Harris, Missouri (103)
LB Tim Williams, Alabama (196)
LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178)
LB Jarrad Davis, Florida (160)
DB Jamal Adams, LSU (193)
DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188)
DB Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146)
DB Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)

Third-Team

DL Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102)
DL Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95)
DL Cece Jefferson, Florida (85)
DL A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84)
LB Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92)
LB Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84)
LB Arden Key, LSU (76)
DB Marcus Maye, Florida (139)
DB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120)
DB Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105)
DB Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P JK Scott, Alabama (252)
PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198)
RS Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214)
AP Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)

Second-Team

P Johnny Townsend, Florida (124)
PK Adam Griffith, Alabama (174)
RS Evan Berry, Tennessee (163)
AP Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)

Third-Team

P Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97)
PK Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91)
RS Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100)
AP Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)

About The Author

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 Rivals.com. 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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