Oct. 13, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Several University of Kentucky football players have been named to mid-season All-America and/or All-Southeastern Conference teams, including linebacker Danny Trevathan, offensive guard Larry Warford, safety Winston Guy, punter Ryan Tydlacka and wide receiver La’Rod King, Phil Steele’s College Football released Thursday.
Trevathan and Warford lead the way for the Wildcats after being selected third-team All-Americans by the magazine. Senior safety/linebacker Winston Guy and punter Ryan Tydlacka were named honorable mention All-America.
All four Wildcats, along with junior wide receiver La’Rod King, were also selected by Phil Steele’s College Football Mid-Season All-SEC Team. Trevathan and Warford made the first team, while Guy was placed on the second team and King and Tydlacka on the third team.
Trevathan paces the Kentucky defense with 72 tackles through six games, which leads the SEC and ranks seventh in the nation. Guy is close behind, ranking second in the SEC and ninth in the nation with 67 tackles. Guy also leads the league in tackles for loss with 8.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage.
King and Warford have led UK’s offensive attack, with King leading the team in receiving with 22 catches for 315 yards and four touchdowns. King ranks in the top 10 in the SEC in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game. Warford has been a fixture up front for the Wildcats, getting praise from UK head coach Joker Phillips for his strong play.
Tydlacka averages 43.9 yards per punt. His excellent placement and hangtime help limit return yardage and consequently, UK leads the SEC in net punting at 41.4 net yards per punt.