Four Wildcats Earn Coaches All-SEC Honors

Four University of Kentucky football players have earned a spot on the Coaches All-Southeastern Conference teams that was announced this Tuesday by the league office.

First Team:

Landon Young (Senior Offensive Tackle)

Second Team:

Drake Jackson (Senior Center)

Darian Kinnard (Junior Offensive Tackle)

All-SEC Freshman Team:

J.J. Weaver (Redshirt Freshman Linebacker)

UK Release:

Young, of Lexington, Kentucky, has appeared in 47 career games, with 31 starts, including 23 in a row at left tackle. He was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice this season (Oct. 19 and Nov. 16) and after 10 games, graded at 89 percent, did not miss an assignment, and led the "Big Blue Wall" in knockdown blocks with 56. He totaled 163 blocks at the point of attack.

Jackson, a native of Versailles, Kentucky, has played in 46 career games with 43 consecutive starts at center. He graded at 85 percent in 10 games played in 2020, missing just one assignment in 627 snaps. He also had 38 knockdown blocks and led the team with 167 blocks at the point of attack. He was on the watch lists for both the Outland Trophy for the best interior lineman and the Rimington Trophy for the nation's top center.

Kinnard, who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee, has played in 32 career games with 25 consecutive starts at tackle. He graded at 88 percent in 10 games this season with 40 knockdown blocks and 138 blocks at the point of attack. He also was a candidate for the Outland Trophy this season.

Kentucky await their TaxSlayer Bowl Game appearance on January 2nd against NC State, where they look to find their third win in five straight bowls.