Six Wildcats make Phil Steele’s All-SEC team

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On Tuesday, it was announced that six members of the Kentucky Wildcats football team had earned a spot on college football guru Phil Steele’s annual All-SEC teams. The selections were much deserved and show the great year these young men had. Junior safety Mike Edwards was named to the first-team defense, the only first-team selection for the Wildcats. Next, sophomore running back Benny Snell Jr. earned second-team offense honors. The third-team selections include junior linebacker Josh Allen, junior tight end C.J. Conrad, senior kicker Austin MacGinnis and junior linebacker Denzil Ware. Each of these young men had a great year for the Wildcats and the selections show that the media are starting to recognize the talent that exists on the Kentucky roster. My only issue is with the first-team snub of Benny Snell. Snell won the regular season yardage and touchdown titles, with Kerryon Johnson finishing second. Only Johnson’s appearance in the SEC Championship game gave him the advantage he currently possesses.

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