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Engram, Kelly and Wunderlich chosen All-SEC by league coaches

Engram, Kelly and Wunderlich chosen All-SEC by league coaches

Three Ole Miss players were named to All-SEC teams Tuesday. Tight end Evan Engram was selected to the first team, while quarterback Chad Kelly and kicker Gary Wunderlich earned second-team honors, as voted on by the coaches in the conference.

Evan Engram

engrambamaEngram, who set or tied Ole Miss records for most yards, catches, and touchdowns in a season and a career by a tight end, becomes the first player in Ole Miss history to be named All-SEC for four years.

The Powder Springs, Georgia native was a second-team pick in 2013 and 2015 and first team in 2014 and 2016. Engram is the nation’s leading tight end with 5.9 receptions per game and 84.2 receiving yards per game. Currently, he ranks in the top three among all SEC players at any position in both yards per game and catches.

In 2016, Engram tallied 65 catches for 926 yards and eight touchdowns. His eight touchdowns are tied for second nationally among tight ends. Engram was recently named the 2016 Conerly Trophy winner, honoring the best collegiate football player in the state of Mississippi.

kelly-woffordChad Kelly

Kelly, whose season ended with a knee injury against Georgia Southern, started nine games for the Rebels in 2016, finishing the season ranked first among SEC players with an average of 343.3 total yards per game and 306.4 passing yards per contest.

The Buffalo, New York native was named a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. In 2016, he threw for 19 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also rushed for five touchdowns.

Kelly, who was also selected second-team All-SEC in 2015, recently accepted an invitation to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl on January 28 in Mobile, Alabama.  Kelly will not be able to play as he is recovering from knee surgery. Engram has also accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Gary Wunderlich

wunderlich3This is the first all-conference honor for Wunderlich in his collegiate career.

The junior from Memphis, Tennessee leads the nation with a 95.7 field-goal percentage–making 22 of 23 attempts. His only miss came on a 55-yarder.

Wunderlich finished fifth in the nation with 1.83 field goals per game and ranked 27th in the country with 8.9 points responsible for per game.

Complete List of All-SEC honorees

For the complete list of the first-team and second-team players, click here.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over a decade, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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