Four Wildcats on Coaches' All-SEC Team
Dec. 8, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Four Kentucky players were named to the All-Southeastern Conference team selected by members of the league coaches.
Defensive tackle Corey Peters was picked to the first team. UK's second-team honorees are linebacker Micah Johnson, cornerback Trevard Lindley and offensive tackle Zipp Duncan. Johnson and Lindley are repeat selections from the 2008 Coaches' All-SEC squad.
Here is information on their seasons:
- 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.
- Johnson, a senior from Ft. Campbell, hit the century mark with 100 tackles, with six games in double figures, despite playing with a sprained knee for much of the season. He also had 6.5 tackles for loss. He was the SEC Defensive Player of the Week in the Wildcat win at Auburn.
- Lindley, a senior from Hiram, Ga., had one interception and led the team with nine pass breakups, even though he missed four games because of injury. He would have ranked third in the league in total passes defended per game if he had played enough games to qualify. He ranks fourth in SEC history in pass breakups.
- 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.