Pair of Cats earn All-SEC honors


Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) scores a touchdown during the Governor’s Cup game against Louisville at Kroger Field on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Louisville won 44-17. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel Sports Staff

The Associated Press released its All-SEC teams on Monday, and UK football found two of its players on the list.

Benny Snell and Josh Allen were both named to All-SEC teams, with Snell landing on the first team and Allen landing on the second.

Snell was the regular season leader in rushing yards out of all SEC running backs with 1,318 yards. Snell also rushed for 18 touchdowns, which is the most out of all running backs in the league. 

Allen finished tied for fifth in the SEC for sacks, with seven. Allen previously had 7.5 sacks in his two seasons before his junior year.

Snell and Allen will hope to continue their strong seasons at the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29. The Cats are on a two-game losing streak and are aiming to win eight games in a season for the first time since 2007.