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Kentucky, Lexington Herald Leader, scores two of AP's most important postseason SEC football prizes

Kentucky's Mark Stoops is the coach of the year in the Southeastern Conference and Cats linebacker Josh Allen is the defensive player of the league of the year, according to the Associated Press.

Allen joins the AP's first SEC team, running Benny Snell back and guarding Bunchy Stallings. Security in the UK Mike Edwards received the second team award.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the offensive player of the year and one of five members of high-profile Crimson Tide, who receives the award for the first team. Vanderbilt's Ke'Shawn Vaughn was named Newcomer of the Year.

Stoops took over the Kentucky program in 2013 and has continually improved the cats every season. This year's 9-3 season campaign, which has garnered most of the profits for a Kentucky team since 1984. Stoops joins Paul Bryant (1950), Fran Curci (1977) and Jerry Claiborne (1984) as British coaches who have received the AP award.

A panel of 28 writers and broadcasters responsible for the SEC voted in favor of the AP's All-SEC team.

Also on Monday, Allen was named one of four finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, which honors the nation's highest defensive end. Other finalists for this award include Jaylon Ferguson (Louisiana Tech), Clelin Ferrell (Clemson) and Sutton Smith (Northern Illinois). The winner will be announced on Thursday.

The 17th annual award is based, among other things, on field performance, leadership and contributions to the school and community. The award honors Hendricks, a three-time All-American in Miami and the National Football League Hall of Famer.

Allen, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound linebacker, has 28.5 career sacks and 14 sacks in 2018 and holds British career and one-year records. His eleven career forced him to win former Wildcat and current Chicago Bear defender Danny Trevathan for his career.

This is the second selection of the first AP All-SEC team for Benny Snell, who became an all-time Cats leader this season. Snell is second in the SEC and crashed in 263 attempts at 1,305 yards.

Stallings, a 6-3 senior, was a key component of Cats's offensive line, which helped Snell to three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. UK finished sixth in the SEC this season.

Edwards, a 6-0 senior, was the season's second table contender this season with 77, followed by two interceptions and a hectic recovery.

archys contributed to this report.

AP All-SEC honors

Offensive player of the year – QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year – LB Josh Allen, Kentucky

Newcomer of the year -RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt (Illinois Transfer)

Coach of the Year – Mark Stoops, Kentucky

archys' All-Southeastern Conference football team with position, name, school, height, weight, class and hometown:

FIRST TEAM

offense

u-WR – A.J. Brown, Mississippi (u), 6-1, 230, jr., Starkville, Mississippi

WR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, Sun., Deerfield Beach, Florida

T – Greg Little, Mississippi, 6-6, 325, Jr., Allen, Texas

T – Jonah Williams, Alabama, 6-5, 301 Jr., Folsom, California

G – Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3, 305, Sr., McComb, Mississippi

G – Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms, Missouri, 6-5, 330 Jr., East St. Louis, Illinois

C – Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama, 6-4, 309, Sr., Cedar Falls, Iowa

TE – Jace Sternberger, Texas A & M, 6-4, 250 Jr., Kingfisher, Oklahoma

u-QB – Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, So., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

RB – Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky, 5-11, 223, Jr., Westerville, Ohio

RB – Trayveon Williams, Texas A & M, 5-9, 200, Jr., Houston

PK – Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11, 188, Sr., Camarillo, California

General Purpose – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

defense

DE – Jachai Polite, Florida, 6-2, 242, Jr., Daytona Beach, FL

DE – Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-6, 245, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia

DT – Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State, 6-4, 300, Jr., Macon, Mississippi

DT – Quinnen Williams, Alabama, 6-4, 295, Sun., Birmingham, Alabama

Lt. Josh Allen, Kentucky, 6-5, 260, Sr., Montclair, New Jersey

LB – Deshaun Davis, Auburn, 5-11, 233, Sr., Prichard, Alabama

LB – Devin White, LSU, 6-1, 240, Jr., Springhill, Louisiana

CB – Deandre Baker, Georgia, 5-11, 185, Sr., Miami

CB – Greedy Williams, LSU, 6-3, 184, Sun., Shreveport, Louisiana

S – Johnathan Abram, Mississippi State, 6-0, 215, Sr., Columbia, Mississippi

S – Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, Sun., Houston

P. Braden Mann, Texas, A & M, 5-11, 190, Jr., Houston

SECOND TEAM

offense

WR – Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt, 6-1, 201, Jr., New Orleans

WR – Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, 6-0, 210, Sr., Inman, South Carolina

T – Martez Ivey, Florida, 6-5, 306, Sr., Apopka, Florida

T – Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, Sun., Lithonia, Georgia

G-Zack Bailey, South Carolina, 6-6, 314, Sr., Summerville, South Carolina

G – Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5, 315, Sr., Svendborg, Denmark

C – Lamont Gaillard, Georgia, 6-2, 308, Sr., Fayetteville, North Carolina

TE – Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt, Jr., 6-4, 255, Norcross, Georgia

QB – Drew Lock, Missouri, 6-4, 225, Senior, Lee's Summit, Missouri

RB – D'Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, So., Philadelphia

RB – Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt, 5-10, 222, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

PK – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Jr., Marietta, Georgia

General purpose – Mecole Hardman, Georgia, 5-11, 183, Jr., Bowman, Georgia

defense

DE – Isaiah Buggs, Alabama, 6-5, 286, Sr., Ruston, Louisiana

DE – Raekwon Davis, Alabama, 6-7, 316 Jr., Meridian, Mississippi

DT – Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 320, Jr., Sugar Hill, Georgia

DT – Terry Beckner, Jr., Missouri, 6-4, 295, Sr., East St. Louis, Illinois

LB – De & # 39; Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Jr., Harvey, Louisiana

LB – Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State, 6-1, 250, So., Florence, Alabama

LB -D'Andre Walker, Georgia, 6-3, 245, sr., Fairburn, Georgia

CB – Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State, 6-2, 175, So., Hammond, Louisiana

CB – Joejuan Williams, Vanderbilt, 6-3, 210, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee

S – Mike Edwards, Kentucky, 6-0, 201, Sr., Cincinnati

S-Deionte Thompson, Alabama, 6-2, 196, Jr., Orange, Texas

P – Zach von Rosenberg, LSU, 6-5, 245, Sun., Lake Charles, Louisiana

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u unanimous selection

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Voting Panel:

Reggie Anderson, WLTX, Columbia, South Carolina

Ben Baby, Dallas Morning News

Matt Baker, Tampa Bay (Florida) times

John Bednarowski, Marietta (Georgia), daily newspaper

Robert Cessna, The Eagle, Bryan College Station, Texas

John Clay, Lexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader

David Cloninger, The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina

Joel Coleman, northeastern Mississippi Daily Journal

Pat Dooley, The Gainesville (Florida) Sun.

Garland Gillen, WVUE, New Orleans

Tom Green, Alabama Media Group

Jon Hale, The Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky

Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Ben Jones, The Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News

Steve Layman, WTVF, Nashville, Tennessee

Logan Lowery, daily journal in northeastern Mississippi

Maria Martin, WSFA, Montgomery, Alabama

Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tom Murphy, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Patrick Murray, WBIR, Knoxville, Tennessee

Scott Rabalais, the Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Alex Schiffer, Kansas City Star

Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee

Nick Suss, the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Jake Thompson, the Eagle of Oxford (Mississippi)

Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville (Tennessee) News-Sentinel

Josh Vitale, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser

Marc Weiszer, Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald

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