Two Kentucky Wildcats earned CBS Sports All-America Honors. And I’m sure you can guess exactly who those two guys are.
Lynn Bowden was named to the CBS Sports All-America First Team, while Max Duffy made it onto the Second Team. They were two of 17 players selected from the SEC — the most of any conference — and 54 in total. All in all, 31 programs were represented.
Bowden was placed into the All-Purpose position, which is no surprise whatsoever. As evidenced by Bowden’s switch from leading wide receiver and starting punt/kick returner to quarterback and the Paul Hornung Award, the man really did it all for the Cats.
Meanwhile, Duffy somehow only garnered second team punter honors. Duffy — who led the country in net punting — was narrowly edged by Texas A&M Aggies punter Braden Mann. Mann was a first teamer last year as well, so there may have been some preconceived prejudice.
Neither player originally made the preseason All-America teams by CBS Sports.
It continues a long list of honors and awards that have been given to Cats this postseason. There’s a few more to come before the final game of the season in just under three weeks.
You can view the both CBS Sports All-America teams here.