Four Bulldogs earn Preseason All-SEC

Jefferson

Jefferson

Four Mississippi State seniors were placed on the Preseason All-SEC team by the league’s coaches on Thursday.

Wide receiver Fred Ross earned a spot on the second team while defensive end A.J. Jefferson and linebacker Richie Brown were both placed on the third team. Brandon Holloway also received a spot on the third team as both a running back and return specialist.

Ross established a new single-season school record in 2015 by making 88 catches for 1,007

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yards and five touchdowns in addition to one rushing score.

Brown led the Bulldogs with 109 tackles and 6.5 sacks to go along with 13 tackles for loss and an interception. Jefferson was the team leader with 13.5 tackles for loss and finished with 47 stops, five sacks and a forced fumble.

Holloway carried 92 times for 413 yards and caught 33 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned 24 kickoffs for 567 yards including a 100-yarder for a score.

 

Holloway

Holloway

2016 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Teams
(* – ties)

First Team Preseason All-SEC

OFFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
TE O.J. Howard Alabama
OL Cam Robinson
Dan Skipper
Greg Pyke
Alex Kozan
Alabama
Arkansas
Georgia
Auburn
C Ethan Pocic LSU
WR Calvin Ridley
Christian Kirk
Alabama
Texas A&M
QB Chad Kelly Ole Miss
RB Leonard Fournette
Nick Chubb
LSU
Georgia
AP Christian Kirk Texas A&M
DEFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
DL Myles Garrett
Jonathan Allen
Derek Barnett
Carl Lawson
Texas A&M
Alabama
Tennessee
Auburn
LB Reuben Foster
Kendell Beckwith
Jalen Reeves-Maybin*
Jarrad Davis*
Alabama
LSU
Tennessee
Florida
DB Eddie Jackson
Jalen Tabor
Cameron Sutton
Tre’Davious White
Alabama
Florida
Tennessee
LSU
SPECIAL TEAMS
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
PK Daniel Carlson Auburn
P JK Scott Alabama
RS Christian Kirk*
Evan Berry*
Texas A&M
Tennessee

Second Team Preseason All-SEC

OFFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
TE Evan Engram Ole Miss
OL William Clapp
Avery Gennesy
Martez Ivey
Alphonse Taylor*
Braden Smith*
LSU
Texas A&M
Florida
Alabama
Auburn
C Brandon Kublanow Georgia
WR Fred Ross
Malachi Dupre
Mississippi State
LSU
QB Joshua Dobbs Tennessee
RB Jalen Hurd
Ralph Webb
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
AP Isaiah McKenzie Georgia
DEFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
DL Montravius Adams
Charles Harris
Bryan Cox
Davon Godchaux
Auburn
Missouri
Florida
LSU
LB Tim Williams
Zach Cunningham
Brooks Ellis*
Arden Key*
Alabama
Vanderbilt
Arkansas
LSU
DB Jamal Adams
Dominick Sanders
Minkah Fitzpatrick
Tony Conner
LSU
Georgia
Alabama
Ole Miss
SPECIAL TEAMS
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
PK Adam Griffith*
Elliott Fry*
Alabama
South Carolina
P Johnny Townsend Florida
RS Isaiah McKenzie Georgia

Third Team Preseason All-SEC

OFFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
TE Jeremy Sprinkle Arkansas
OL David Sharpe
Mason Zandi
Jashon Robertson
Frank Ragnow
Florida
South Carolina
Tennessee
Arkansas
C Ross Pierschbacher*
Frank Ragnow*
Jon Toth*
Alabama
Arkansas
Kentucky
WR Travin Dural
Drew Morgan
LSU
Arkansas
QB Brandon Harris LSU
RB Stanley “Boom” Williams
Brandon Holloway
Kentucky
Mississippi State
AP Derrius Guice LSU
DEFENSE
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
DL Marquis Haynes
Lewis Neal
Deatrich Wise*
Daeshon Hall*
A.J. Jefferson*
Ole Miss
LSU
Arkansas
Texas A&M
Mississippi State
LB Richie Brown
Oren Burks
Lorenzo Carter
Mississippi State
Vanderbilt
Georgia
DB Marcus Maye
Marlon Humphrey
Johnathan Ford
Quincy Wilson
Florida
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
SPECIAL TEAMS
POSITION NAME SCHOOL
PK Gary Wunderlich Ole Miss
P Trevor Daniel Tennessee
RS Marcus Davis*
Cameron Sutton*
Brandon Holloway*
Auburn
Tennessee
Mississippi State

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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