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Pair of Wildcats make AP Mid-Season All-America Team

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A major and well-deserved honor for these two Cats.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats have two players on the AP Mid-Season All-America Team, which was announced on Tuesday.

Wide receiver/quarterback/returner Lynn Bowden was a First-Team selection as an all-purpose player. Punter Max Duffy was a Second-Team pick.

Bowden has become one of the most dynamic players in college football, as he is now playing quarterback for the Cats after previously being a game-breaking receiver and returner. The junior had 274 yards of total offense and all three touchdowns in the Cats’ 24-20 win over Arkansas this past weekend.

As for Duffy, the junior is averaging 50.4 yards per punt this season. In Week 5, he became UK’s career punting leader with a 46.6-yard career average.

AP Mid-Season All-America First Team

OFFENSE

  • Quarterback — Joe Burrow, senior, LSU.
  • Running backs — Jonathan Taylor, junior, Wisconsin; Chuba Hubbard, junior, Oklahoma State.
  • Tackles — Andrew Thomas, junior, Georgia; Penei Sewell, sophomore, Oregon.
  • Guards — John Simpson, senior, Clemson; Shane Lemieux, senior, Oregon.
  • Center — Tyler Biadasz, junior, Wisconsin.
  • Tight end — Jacob Breeland, senior, Oregon.
  • Receivers — CeeDee Lamb, junior, Oklahoma; DeVonta Smith, junior, Alabama.
  • All-purpose player — Lynn Bowden Jr., junior, Kentucky.
  • Kicker — Peyton Henry, sophomore, Washington.

DEFENSE

  • Ends — Chase Young, junior, Ohio State; James Lynch, junior, Baylor.
  • Tackles — Derrick Brown, senior, Auburn; Javon Kinlaw, senior, South Carolina.
  • Linebackers — Evan Weaver, senior, California; Isaiah Simmons, junior, Clemson; Zack Baun, senior, Wisconsin.
  • Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley, freshman, LSU; Jeff Okudah, junior, Ohio State.
  • Safeties — Grant Delpit, junior, LSU; Douglas Coleman III, senior, Texas Tech.
  • Punter — Braden Mann, senior, Texas A&M.

Second Team

OFFENSE

  • Quarterback — Tua Tagovailoa, junior, Alabama
  • Running backs — J.K.Dobbins, junior, Ohio State; Kenneth Gainwell, freshman, Memphis.
  • Tackles — Jedrick Wills, Jr., junior, Alabama; Trey Adams, senior, Washington.
  • Guards — Wyatt Davis, sophomore, Ohio State; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame.
  • Center — Matt Hennessy, junior, Temple.
  • Tight end — Albert Okwuegbunam, junior, Missouri.
  • Receivers — Jerry Jeudy, junior, Alabama; Omar Bayless, senior, Arkansas State.
  • All-purpose player — Demetric Felton, junior, UCLA.
  • Kicker — Rodrigo Blankenship, senior, Georgia.

DEFENSE

  • Ends — Jonathan Greenard, senior, Florida; Yetur Gross-Matos, junior, Penn State.
  • Tackles — Leki Fotu, senior, Utah; Bravvion Roy, senior, Baylor.
  • Linebackers — Curtis Weaver, junior, Boise State; Joe Bachie, senior, Michigan State; Kenneth Murray, junior, Oklahoma.
  • Cornerbacks — Bryce Hall, senior, Virginia; CJ Henderson, junior, Florida.
  • Safeties — J.R. Reed, senior, Georgia; Jordan Fuller, senior, Ohio State.
  • Punter — Max Duffy, sophomore, Kentucky.