Six Rebels make AP All-SEC

Ole Miss had a total of six players named All-SEC by The Associated Press today, five of them on the first team.

OL Laremy Tunsil and TE Evan Engram made the first-team offense, DT Robert Nkemdiche, CB Senquez Golson and S Cody Prewitt the first-team defense.

Tony Conner, the Rebels’ fifth defensive back who plays near the line of scrimmage, was named to the second-team. There were no honorable mention selections.

Notes …

Tunsil: A sophomore, he was named mid-season All-American by three different outlets and as the starting left tackle has given up only one sack this year, just two for his career.

Engram: A sophomore, he leads SEC tight ends in receiving yards (651) and yards per catch (17.6). His receiving yards are the most in a season for an Ole Miss tight end.

Nkemdiche: A sophomore, he was a mid-season All-American by two outlets. The constant subject of double teams and other creative blocking, Nkemdiche has 33 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks.

Golson: A senior, his nine interceptions lead the SEC and rank second nationally. He was one of only three unanimous selections.

Prewitt: A first-team AP All-American last season, Prewitt has 60 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.

Conner: A sophomore, he’s second on the team in tackles with 64, leads the team in tackles for loss with nine, has a sack and three pressures.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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