Five Kentucky players named to coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference teams

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For the fourth consecutive season, the Kentucky football team had at least one played named to coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference teams.

Offensive tackle Darian Kinnard, a second-team selection by the coaches and an All-America choice last year, made the First Team this season. He was joined by Luke Fortner, who returned for an additional year of eligibility under the NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver and moved to center from guard for the Cats, who finished 9-3 and were invited to the Citrus Bowl.

Three UK players —receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, running back Chris Rodriguez and defensive end Josh Paschal — were named to the Second Team.

Alabama led the league with 11 total selections, including six first-teamers. Georgia followed with 10 overall selections and five first-teamers.

Kentucky’s five total selections matched Texas A&M for the third most in the conference. Florida and Vanderbilt were the only teams that did not have a single selection on either team.

UK has had at least one First Team All-SEC selection by the coaches since the 2018 season, and overall has had eight First Team picks by the coaches during Mark Stoops’ tenure.

The Associated Press in 2016 and 2017 named one Kentucky player — Jon Toth and Benny Snell, respectively — to its All-SEC First Team, giving UK at least one first-teamer between the two for six straight seasons.

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