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Media Select Cobb, Locke to Media Days All-SEC First Team

UK wide receiver Randall Cobb has been honor multiple times this preseason with awards, including being named to the 2010 Preseason All-SEC first team by league coaches.

UK wide receiver Randall Cobb has been honor multiple times this preseason with awards, including being named to the 2010 Preseason All-SEC first team by league coaches.

Posted on July 23, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After being named to the Preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team by league coaches earlier in the week, University of Kentucky wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb and tailback Derrick Locke have been voted 2010 All-SEC Media Days Football first and second team by members of the media, it was announced Friday.

Both players were named to the first team by way of special teams. Cobb was selected as a first-team all-purpose player, while Locke was voted as a first-team return specialist. Out of the four players voted first-team special teams, Cobb received the most votes with 123 while Locke was marked on 43 ballots.

Both of the UK stars also made the second team on offense - Cobb as a wide receiver and Locke as a running back. Locke received the fifth-most votes on the second-team offense with 40 while Cobb gained 14 votes.

Kentucky joins Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia as the only teams to have multiple selections on the first and second teams. UK finished fifth in the conference with four selections, trailing Alabama (12), Florida (10), Auburn (six) and Georgia (six).

The honors for Cobb and Locke come days after the two Wildcat stars were selected to the Preseason All-SEC first team by league coaches. Cobb, who has now gained 10 preseason honors, was voted to the first team as an all-purpose player while Locke was named to the first team as a running back. Locke has gained six preseason awards this summer, five to first teams and one to second teams.

Cobb, a native of Alcoa, Tenn., is coming off a successful sophomore season where he finished second in the SEC in touchdowns. The all-purpose player led the team last season in receiving with 39 catches for 447 yards and four touchdowns on top of averaging 26.5 yards on kickoff returns and 12.8 yards on punt returns. Cobb has gained 889 yards rushing, 644 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns in 23 career games as a Wildcat.

Locke has also been impressive in the Wildcat backfield, leading UK in rushing last season with 907 yards and six touchdowns. In his career at Kentucky, Locke has gained 1,731 rushing yards, good for 10th on Kentucky's all-time rushing list. The native of Hugo, Okla., is also in the Kentucky history books as the only player in school history to have two 100-yard kickoff returns in a career.

The Wildcats were also chosen by the media to finish fourth in the SEC East in front of Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina were voted to form the top of the tough SEC East division, respectively. Alabama was the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC championship and the SEC West. Kentucky, Georgia and LSU each received one vote to win the SEC championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 4.

First Team

Offense

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
QB Ryan Mallet (118) Arkansas 6-6 238 Jr. Texarkana, Ark.
RB Mark Ingram (165) Alabama 5-10 215 Jr. Flint, Mich.
RB Trent Richardson (69) Alabama 5-11 220 So. Pensacola, Fla.
WR A.J. Green (142) Georgia 6-4 205 Jr. Summerville, S.C.
WR Julio Jones (123) Alabama 6-4 220 Jr. Foley, Ala.
TE D.J. Williams (105) Arkansas 6-2 251 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
OL Lee Ziemba (114) Auburn 6-8 391 Sr. Rogers, Ark.
OL Barrett Jones (103) Alabama 6-4 301 So. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Clint Boling (85) Georgia 6-5 310 Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
OL James Carpenter (77) Alabama 6-6 300 Sr. Augusta, Ga.
C Mike Pouncey (109) Florida 6-4 310 Sr. Lakeland, Fla.

Defense

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Marcell Dareus (126) Alabama 6-4 306 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
DL Jerrell Powe (77) Ole Miss 6-2 320 Sr. Waynesboro, Miss.
DL Cliff Matthews (46) South Carolina 6-4 260 Sr. Cheraw, S.C.
LB Dont'a Hightower (158) Alabama 6-4 258 So. Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB Kelvin Sheppard (84) LSU 6-3 239 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
LB Josh Bynes (72) Auburn 6-2 235 Sr. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
LB Brandon Hicks (65) Florida 6-2 228 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB Mark Barron (127) Alabama 6-2 210 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Patrick Peterson (116) LSU 6-1 211 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
DB Ahmad Black (67) Florida 5-9 189 Sr. Lakeland, Fla.
DB Stephon Gilmore (61) South Carolina 6-1 188 So. Rock Hill, S.C.

Special Teams

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Blair Walsh (72) Georgia 5-10 191 Jr. Boca Raton, Fla.
P Drew Butler (104) Georgia 6-2 207 Jr. Duluth, Ga.
RS Derrick Locke (45) Kentucky 5-9 190 Sr. Hugo, Okla.
AP Randall Cobb (123) Kentucky 5-11 186 Jr. Alcoa, Tenn.

Second Team

Offense

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
QB Greg McElroy (44) Alabama 6-3 225 Sr. Southland, Texas
RB Derrick Locke (40) Kentucky 5-9 190 Sr. Hugo, Okla.
RB Mario Fannin (22) Auburn 5-11 228 Sr. Hampton, Ga.
WR Darvin Adams (19) Auburn 6-3 185 Jr. Kennesaw, Ga.
WR Randall Cobb (14) Kentucky 5-11 186 Jr. Alcoa, Tenn.
TE Luke Stocker (26) Tennessee 6-6 253 Sr. Berea, Ky.
OL Carl Johnson (53) Florida 6-6 360 Sr. Durham, N.C.
OL Marcus Gilbert (48) Florida 6-5 322 Sr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
OL Derek Sherrod (47) Mississippi St. 6-6 305 Sr. Columbus, Miss.
OL DeMarcus Love (27) Arkansas 6-5 315 Sr. Lancaster, Texas
C William Vlachos (27) Alabama 6-1 289 Jr. Mountain Brook, Ala.

Defense

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Pernell McPhee (34) Mississippi St. 6-4 285 Sr. Pahokee, Fla.
DL Justin Trattou (31) Florida 6-3 252 Sr. Ramsey, N.J.
DL Kentrell Lockett (29) Ole Miss 6-5 260 Sr. Hahnville, La.
LB Chris Marve (62) Vanderbilt 6-0 232 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
LB Nick Reveiz (32) Tennessee 5-10 224 Sr. Farragut, Tenn.
LB Courtney Upshaw (31) Alabama 6-2 263 Jr. Eufala, Ala.
LB Justin Houston (30) Georgia 6-3 260 Jr. Statesboro, Ga.
DB Janoris Jenkins (56) Florida 5-11 186 Jr. Pahokee, Fla.
DB Will Hill (41) Florida 6-1 204 Jr. West Orange, N.J.
DB Brandon Boykin (39) Georgia 5-10 183 Jr. Fayetteville, Ga.
DB Zac Etheridge (33) Auburn 6-0 213 Sr. Troy, Ala.

Special Teams

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Wes Byrum (65) Auburn 6-2 216 Sr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
P Chas Henry (34) Florida 6-3 222 Jr. Dallas, Ga.
RS *Julio Jones (42) Alabama 6-4 220 Jr. Foley, Ala.
RS *Warren Norman (42) Vanderbilt 5-10 192 So. Stone Mountain, Ga.
AP Chris Rainey (35) Florida 5-9 176 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.

All-SEC By Team

School 1st 2nd Total
Alabama 8 4 12
Arkansas 2 1 3
Auburn 2 4 6
Florida 3 7 10
Georgia 4 2 6
Kentucky 2 2 4
LSU 2 0 2
Ole Miss 1 1 2
Mississippi St. 0 2 2
South Carolina 2 0 2
Tennessee 0 2 2
Vanderbilt 0 2 2

Predicted Order of Finish

SEC Champion - Alabama (143), Florida (17), Auburn (7), Arkansas (3), Ole Miss (2), Georgia (2), LSU (1), South Carolina (1), Kentucky (1).

Eastern Division (First Place Votes)

  1. Florida 1030 (153)
  2. Georgia 791 (15)
  3. South Carolina 790 (8)
  4. Kentucky 462
  5. Tennessee 450
  6. Vanderbilt 194 (1)

Western Division (First Place Votes)

  1. Alabama 1034 (157)
  2. Arkansas 726 (6)
  3. Auburn 691 (10)
  4. LSU 653 (1)
  5. Mississippi State 320
  6. Ole Miss 293 (3)

 

 

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