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Jordan Jones and Jon Toth named Second Team All-SEC

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The hard work paid off for these two Kentucky Wildcats.

NCAA Football: SEC Media Day Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Southeastern Conference announced its All-SEC teams today. Only two Kentucky Wildcats appeared on the list, but both are well deserving. Jordan Jones and Jon Toth had outstanding seasons and were both rewarded with the honor of being named Second Team All-SEC.

Jordan Jones is a sophomore linebacker from Youngstown, OH, and he quickly emerged as the leader of Kentucky’s drastically improved defense this season. He recorded 100 tackles this season (70 solo), which was the second most of any defender in the conference.

Jones also has 14 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and a forced fumble even though he has struggled with injury late in the season. His emergence this season is promising for a young defensive unit that will be key in Coach Mark Stoops’ bid to make a play for the SEC East division next season.

Senior Jon Toth is a senior center from Indianapolis, IN. His leadership of the offensive line this season has been vital in the rise of the dominating rushing attack for the Wildcats.

A member of the preseason Remington Award Watch List for the best center in the country, Toth was credited with 69 knockdown blocks this season and only allowed .5 sacks against a gauntlet of fierce SEC defenses.

Perhaps the greatest evidence of his performance, though, is that he was the anchor for an offensive line that produced two 1,000 rushers and averaged 428 yards per game.

Toth will also appear in the Reece’s Senior Bowl this spring and many believe he is headed for a promising NFL career.

The consensus snub from the All-SEC list is sophomore Mike Edwards. The Kentucky safety was 4th in the SEC with 93 tackles, the most of any defensive back.

Are there any other Wildcats you believe should have received this honor?

Here is the full list of All-SEC team selections.

FIRST TEAM

TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OL Cam Robinson, Alabama

OL Dan Skipper, Arkansas

OL Avery Gennesy, Texas A&M

OL Will Clapp, LSU

C Ethan Pocic, LSU

WR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

WR ArDaarius Stewart, Alabama

QB Jalen Hurts, Alabama

RB Kamryn Pettway, Auburn

RB Derrius Guice, LSU

All-purpose Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama

DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee

DL Carl Lawson, Auburn

DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt

LB Reuben Foster, Alabama

LB Kendell Beckwith, LSU

DB Jalen Tabor, UF

DB Tre’Davious White, LSU

DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

DB Aarion Penton, Missouri

K Daniel Carlson, Auburn

P JK Scott, Alabama

KR/PR Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

SECOND TEAM

TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

OL Braden Smith, Auburn

OL Will Holden, Vanderbilt

OL Martez Ivey, UF

OL Alex Kozan, Auburn

C Jon Toth, Kentucky

WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama

WR Fred Ross, Mississippi State

QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss and

QB Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee

RB Rawleigh Williams, Arkansas

RB Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt

RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

All-purpose Derrius Guice, LSU

DL Arden Key, LSU

DL Montravius Adams, Auburn

DL Charles Harris, Missouri

DL Caleb Brantley, UF

LB Tim Williams, Alabama

LB Jarrad Davis, UF

LB Jordan Jones, Kentucky

DB Jamal Adams, LSU

DB Eddie Jackson, Alabama

DB Quincy Wilson, UF

DB Justin Evans, Texas A&M

K Gary Wunderlich, Ole Miss

P Johnny Townsend, UF

KR/PR Evan Berry, Tennessee