Johnson Named AP All-SEC Second Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky senior defensive tackle Cory “C.J.” Johnson was named second-team All-SEC defense by The Associated Press, it was announced Monday.

Johnson, a 6-3 defensive tackle from Columbia, S.C., earns his first All-SEC honor after leading all SEC defensive linemen in tackles in 2015 with 67. He also totaled eight tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, one fumble caused, one pass breakup, two quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal. He recorded a career-high 19 tackles, including the game-ending quarterback sack, in the overtime win vs. Eastern Kentucky, had a 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Tennessee and an amazing acrobatic interception vs. Charlotte.

Johnson is on track to graduate in May with a degree in community leadership and development.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
WR — Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi, 6-2, 210, Jr.
WR — Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 207, Jr.
L — Cam Robinson, Alabama, 6-6, 326, So.
L — Vadal Alexander, LSU, 6-6, 329, Sr.
L — John Theus, Georgia, 6-6, 303, Sr.
L — Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas, 6-5, 334, Sr.
C — Ryan Kelly, Alabama, 6-5, 297, Sr.
TE — Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6-5, 253, Jr.
QB — Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 6-2, 230, Sr.
RB — u-Derrick Henry, Alabama, 6-3, 242, Jr.
RB — u-Leonard Fournette, LSU, 6-1, 230, So.
PK — u-Daniel Carlson, Auburn, 6-4, 213, So.
All-Purpose — Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 5-11, 200, Fr.

Defense
L — Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, 6-5, 262, So.
L — Jon Bullard, Florida, 6-3, 280, Sr.
L — Jonathan Allen, Alabama, 6-3, 283, Jr.
L — A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama, 6-4, 312, Jr.
LB — Reggie Ragland, Alabama, 6-2, 252, Sr.
LB — Kentrell Brothers, Missouri, 6-1, 235, Sr.
LB — Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
CB — u-Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida, 5-11, 200, Jr.
CB — Jalen Tabor, Florida, 6-0, 197, So.
S — Eddie Jackson, Alabama, 6-0, 194, Jr.
S — Dominick Sanders, Georgia, 6-0, 189, So.
P — Drew Kaser, Texas A&M, 6-3, 215, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Offense
WR — Fred Ross, Mississippi State, 6-2, 207, Jr.
WR — t-Drew Morgan, Arkansas, 6-0, 195, Jr.
WR — t-Calvin Ridley, Alabama, 6-1, 188, Fr.
L — Dan Skipper, Arkansas, 6-10, 331, Jr.
L — Kyler Kerbyson, Tennessee, 6-4, 318, Sr.
L — Braden Smith, Auburn, 6-6, 286, So.
L — Dylan Wiesman, Tennessee, 6-4, 304, Jr.
C — Brandon Kublanow, Georgia, 6-3, 282, Jr.
TE — Jake McGee, Florida, 6-6, 244, Sr.
QB — Chad Kelly, Mississippi, 6-2, 215, Jr.
RB — Alex Collins, Arkansas, 5-11, 215, Jr.
RB — Jalen Hurd, Tennessee, 6-4, 240, So.
PK — Taylor Bertolet, Texas A&M, 5-9, 188, Sr.
All-Purpose — t-Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina, 5-11, 207, Jr.
All-Purpose — t-Evan Berry, Tennessee, 5-11, 207, So.

Defense
L — Robert Nkemdiche, Mississippi, 6-4, 296, Jr.
L — Jarran Reed, Alabama, 6-4, 313, Sr.
L — Derek Barnett, Tennessee, 6-3, 257, So.
L — t-Cory Johnson, Kentucky, 6-3, 300, Sr.
L — t-Marquis Haynes, Mississippi, 6-3, 220, So.
L — t-Charles Harris, Missouri, 6-3, 255, So.
LB — Antonio Morrison, Florida, 6-1, 234, Sr.
LB — Skai Moore, South Carolina, 6-2, 218, Jr.
LB — Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee, 6-0, 225, Jr.
CB — Tre'Davious White, LSU, 5-11, 191, Jr.
CB — Mike Hilton, Mississippi, 5-9, 184, Sr.
S — Trae Elston, Mississippi, 5-11, 195, Sr.
S — Jamal Adams, LSU, 6-1, 211, So.
P — Johnny Townsend, Florida, 6-1, 200, So.

Offensive Player of the Year
u-Derrick Henry, Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year
Reggie Ragland, Alabama

Coach of the Year
Jim McElwain, Florida

Newcomer of the Year
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M