Athlon Sports unveiled their preseason all-conference teams on Monday, and seven Kentucky Wildcats saw their names listed prior to the 2023 season.
Transfer running back Ray Davis was named to Second-Team Offense and was the only Wildcat named to the Second Team on the offensive side of the ball.
Sophomore Deone Walker was named to Second-Team Defense on the defensive line, and Senior JJ Weaver was also named Second-Team Defense for the linebacker position.
Sophomore Barion Brown was named to the Second-Team Specialists as a kick returner.
Brown also saw his name make Third-Team Offense as a receiver alongside Kenneth Horsey, as the fifth-year senior made it on the offensive line.
Sophomore Dane Key was listed on the Fourth-Team Offense as a receiver, with junior Trevin Wallace listed on the Fourth-Team Defense as a linebacker.
Transfer quarterback Devin Leary did not make any of the All-SEC teams, but of course, will have ample opportunity to prove voters wrong during the season.
But it is nice to see that voters think Barion Brown is due for a big year, as the true freshman was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season last year. Brown and Key should prove to be much more of a threat in year two, especially with Liam Coen back in the fold.
To view the entire All-SEC teams at Athlon, click here.