Five Wildcats on AP All-SEC Team

Dec. 7, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Five Kentucky players were named to the All-Southeastern Conference team selected by members of the media for The Associated Press.

Randall Cobb, who plays wide receiver, quarterback, punt returner and kickoff returner, was chosen first team as an all-purpose player.  Wildcats on the All-SEC second team were defensive tackle Corey Peters, linebacker Sam Maxwell and tailback/kickoff returner Derrick Locke as an all-purpose player.  Offensive tackle Zipp Duncan received honorable-mention status.

Here is information on their seasons:

  • Cobb, a sophomore from Alcoa, Tenn., leads the team in pass receiving with 37 catches for 427 yards and four touchdowns.  While operating at QB out of the “WildCobb” formation, he has rushed for 537 yards and 10 TDs.  He's also averaging 13.5 yards on punt returns and 26.5 yards on kickoff returns.  He ranks second in the SEC in touchdowns, third in scoring third in punt returns and third in all-purpose yardage. 
  • Peters, a senior from Louisville, notched 52 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks and five pass breakups.  He was chosen SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice this season.
  • Maxwell, a senior from Hartwell, Ga., totaled 80 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, with his biggest value coming on his game-changing plays.  He intercepted six passes, including fourth-quarter pickoffs vs. Louisville and Georgia that helped clinch victories, and had seven pass breakups.  He ranked second in the SEC in interceptions and fifth in total passes defended, rare feats for a linebacker.
  • Locke, a junior from Hugo, Okla., leads the team and is sixth in the SEC in rushing with 843 yards and six touchdowns.  He added 25 pass receptions for 254 yards and two scores.  He also leads the league in kickoff returns with a sizzling 29.6-yard average, including a 100-yard touchdown runback vs. Louisville.
  • Duncan, a senior from Magnolia, Ky., did an outstanding job at left tackle as the blindside protector for the UK quarterbacks.  UK is averaging 193.2 yards per game, the team's best mark since 1995.  UK ranks in the top 25 nationally in both rushing yardage and fewest quarterback sacks allowed.