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All-SEC Football teams have no Kentucky Wildcats

Though no Cats made the Coaches' All-SEC teams, some deserve recognition for their great play this season.

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The SEC has announced the2015 All-SEC Coaches' Football Teams, and the Kentucky Wildcats made neither the first or second teams.

While many will point to the Cats' 5-7 finish and late-season collapse, anyone who watched this team knows there are still several players worthy of All-SEC consideration. Jon Toth was quietly one of the league's best centers, though he was overshadowed by what was overall one of, if not the worst offensive line in the league, but Toth still had a fine season.

The same is true of linebacker Josh Forrest, who finished the year with a team-high 93 tackles and 3.5 sacks to go with two interceptions, six tackles for loss and seven pass defenses. He also had a pick-six in UK's regular-season finale vs UL.

But no Cat deserves an All-SEC nod more than Cory Johnson, who was a monster on the defensive line and seemed to be making a big play every week. He finished with 67 total tackles, the most by any SEC defensive lineman, while also notching a team-high 8.0 tackles for loss to go with two sacks, a forced fumble, an interception, and a fumble returned for a 77-yard touchdown vs Tennessee. He was easily the brightest spot on a UK team that had another gloomy finish, which probably helped lead to him getting snubbed off the All-SEC teams.

First Team All-SEC


TE Hunter Henry Arkansas
OL Sebastian Tretola Arkansas
OL Vadal Alexander LSU
OL Cam Robinson Alabama
OL John Theus Georgia
C Ryan Kelly Alabama
WR Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss
WR Fred Ross Mississippi State
WR Pharoh Cooper South Carolina
QB Dak Prescott Mississippi State
RB Derrick Henry Alabama
RB Leonard Fournette LSU
AP Pharoh Cooper South Carolina
DL Myles Garrett Texas A&M
DL Jonathan Allen Alabama
DL Jonathan Bullard Florida
DL A'Shawn Robinson Alabama
LB Kentrell Brothers Missouri
LB Reggie Ragland Alabama
LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt
DB Vernon Hargreaves III Florida
DB Eddie Jackson Alabama
DB Jalen Tabor Florida
DB Trae Elston Ole Miss
PK Daniel Carlson Auburn
P Drew Kaser Texas A&M
RS Evan Berry Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC

TE Evan Engram Ole Miss
OL Dominick Jackson Alabama
OL Shon Coleman Auburn
OL Dan Skipper Arkansas
OL Germain Ifedi Texas A&M
C Ethan Pocic LSU
WR Calvin Ridley Alabama
WR Christian Kirk Texas A&M
WR De'Runnya Wilson Mississippi State
QB Chad Kelly Ole Miss
RB Alex Collins Arkansas
RB Jalen Hurd Tennessee
AP Christian Kirk Texas A&M
DL Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss
DL Marquis Haynes Ole Miss
DL Charles Harris Missouri
DL Derek Barnett Tennessee
LB Leonard Floyd Georgia
LB Antonio Morrison Florida
LB Skai Moore South Carolina
DB Mike Hilton Ole Miss
DB Dominick Sanders Georgia
DB Tre'Davious White LSU
DB Jamal Adams LSU
PK Taylor Bertolet Texas A&M
PK Adam Griffith Alabama
P Johnny Townsend Florida
RS Christian Kirk Texas A&M