Boom Williams Tabbed Preseason Media Days All-SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky junior running back Stanley Boom Williams has been named to the Preseason Media Days All-Southeastern Conference Third Team by league media at the annual event, it was announced Friday by the league office. 

Williams, a product of Monroe, Ga., starred in the UK backfield for a second consecutive season in 2015. A 5-foot-9, 196-pound tailback, Williams rushed for 855 yards in 10 games in 2015, totaling six touchdowns and a school-record 7.1 yards per carry average. He had five games of over 100 yards rushing in 2015, including a career-high 140 yards on just 16 carries in a win over Charlotte. Over his two-year career, Williams has rushed 195 times for 1,341 yards (23rd on UK’s career rushing list) and 11 touchdowns, good for a sparkling 6.9 yards per carry mark. He has totaled 2,088 all-purpose yards in his career, including 236 receiving yards.  

This is the second preseason honor for Williams, who was named a preseason candidate for the 2016 Doak Walker Award, which annually honors college football’s top running back, on Thursday. 

Kentucky will begin the 2016 season Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET against Southern Miss at Commonwealth Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

Season tickets for Kentucky’s seven home games in 2016 are available through ukfootballtix.com and the UK Ticket Office. Season ticket packages offer the best choice of seat locations and start at just $210 per seat, with a limited number of $175 pocket passes also available for the 2016 season. Four different mini-packs are also on sale now, ranging from $85 to $155 depending on games selected. Single-game tickets for all seven home games will go on sale July 19. For complete ticket information, please visit ukfootballtix.com. 

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2016 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM
(Total points earned in parenthesis) (331 total voters)

OFFENSE
First-Team
QB - Chad Kelly, Ole Miss (321)
RB - Leonard Fournette, LSU (329)  
RB - Nick Chubb, Georgia (308)   
WR - Calvin Ridley, Alabama (318)          
WR - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (223)
TE - O.J. Howard, Alabama (294)                         
OL -  Cam Robinson, Alabama (315)                    
OL - Dan Skipper, Arkansas (228)             
OL - Greg Pyke, Georgia (171)                  
OL - Alex Kozan, Auburn (165)             
C - Ethan Pocic, LSU (188)                   

Second-Team
QB - Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (313)                      
RB - Jalen Hurd, Tennessee (278)          
RB - Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (151)          
WR - Malachi Dupre, LSU (167)                   
WR - Fred Ross, Mississippi State (139)              
TE - Evan Engram, Ole Miss (214)               
OL - Martez Ivey, Florida (152)                
OL - William Clapp, LSU (143)                 
OL - David Sharpe, Florida (138)       
OL -  Alphonse Taylor, Alabama (137)                
C - Brandon Kublanow, Georgia (121)                         

Third-Team
QB - Brandon Harris, LSU (25)                                       
RB - Stanley "Boom" Williams, Kentucky (60)              
RB - Jovon Robinson, Auburn (55)          
WR - Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M (78)                 
WR - Drew Morgan, Arkansas (49)            
TE - Jeremy Sprinkle, Arkansas (65)                     
OL - Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M (120)           
OL - Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (119)      
OL - Braden Smith, Auburn (118)        
OL - Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (113)             
C - Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (101)                

DEFENSE
First-Team
DL - Jonathan Allen, Alabama (301)                      
DL - Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (286)                
DL - Carl Lawson, Auburn (253)               
DL - Derek Barnett, Tennessee (171)              
LB - Reuben Foster, Alabama (265)               
LB - Kendell Beckwith, LSU (231)                 
LB - Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee (223)               
DB - Eddie Jackson, Alabama (293)         
DB - Jalen Tabor, Florida (249)              
DB - Tre'Davious White, LSU (221)          
DB - Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (213)           

Second-Team
DL - Montravius Adams, Auburn (167)                              
DL - Bryan Cox, Florida (105)               
DL - Davon Godchaux, LSU (105)             
DL - Charles Harris, Missouri (103)       
LB - Tim Williams, Alabama (196)               
LB - Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt (178)            
LB - Jarad Davis, Florida (160)               
DB - Jamal Adams, LSU (193)                
DB - Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (188)                
DB - Tony Conner, Ole Miss (146)                
DB - Dominick Sanders, Georgia (145)      

Third-Team
DL - Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (102)                                
DL - Deatrich Wise, Arkansas (95)                
DL - Cece Jefferson, Florida (85)              
DL - A.J. Jefferson, Mississippi State (84)             
LB - Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (92)                  
LB - Richie Brown, Mississippi State (84)              
LB - Arden Key, LSU (76)            
DB - Marcus Maye, Florida (139)          
DB - Marlon Humphrey, Alabama (120)               
DB - Johnathan Ford, Auburn (105)           
DB - Armani Watts, Texas A&M (74)            
              
SPECIALISTS
First-Team
P - JK Scott, Alabama (252)                             
PK - Daniel Carlson, Auburn (198)                              
RS - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (214)                        
AP - Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (240)                         

Second-Team
P -  Johnny Townsend, Florida (124)                        
PK - Adam Griffith, Auburn (174)                              
RS - Evan Berry, Tennessee (163)               
AP - Alvin Kamara, Tennessee (152)                

Third-Team
P - Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (97)                       
PK - Elliott Fry, South Carolina (91)                              
RS - Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (100)            
AP - Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia (112)              

NOTES:  
  • The top vote-getters in 2016 were Leonard Fournette (LSU), Chad Kelly (Ole Miss) and Calvin Ridley (Alabama). 
  • Since 2000, Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (Arkansas) is the only unanimous selection to the SEC Media Days First Team at his position, collecting all possible votes that year.
  • Alabama had the most first-team selections this season with seven.  Since 1992, the most players on a first-team is nine by Alabama in 2011, followed by eight by Alabama (2010) and Florida (2009).