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Shea Patterson selected to represent Ole Miss on SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council

Shea Patterson selected to represent Ole Miss on SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council

Ole Miss freshman quarterback Shea Patterson has been chosen as one of fourteen Southeastern Conference student-athletes to represent his team and school as a member of the first SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The Council is comprised of one representative from each of the SEC schools and will have its first meeting on February 4 at SEC headquarters in Birmingham.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey initiated the Student-Athlete Leadership Councils in 2016 to provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff.

Shea Patterson, shown here after the Rebels defeated A&M in the freshman’s first collegiate start, has been named to the SEC Leadership Council. (Photo credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

According to the league: “The councils serve as a conduit of communication to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience and student-athlete wellness. The groups also provide feedback on proposed rules governing the SEC and NCAA.”

Patterson, who took the reins of the Rebels’ offense when Chad Kelly went down with injury, finished with 880 yards passing and 169 rushing in his three starts for the Rebels in 2016.

Joining Patterson on the SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council are:

Christian Miller, Alabama; Rawleigh Williams, Arkansas; Marcus Davis, Auburn; Martez Ivey, Florida; Aaron Davis, Georgia; Greg Hart, Kentucky, Danny Etling, LSU; Gerri Green, Mississippi State; Nate Brown, Missouri; Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina; Micah Abernathy, Tennessee; Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; and Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt.

(Feature image credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, 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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