The SEC coaches have voted on who they felt were the best freshmen in the league this year, and MSU's Bernardrick McKinney was among those selected.
The red-shirt freshman from Tunica, Mississippi was named to the coaches' freshmen All-SEC team today, the league announced.
McKinney had an outstanding first campaign with the Bulldogs, tallying 97 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and a fumble recovery.
Here is the full freshman All-SEC squad, courtesy of the above link:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Twelve Southeastern Conference football squads are represented on the 13th annual SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team, it was announced on Thursday.
SEC Champion Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M led the way with four selections each, while Arkansas and South Carolina placed three on the team. Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss each had two.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was also chosen SEC Offensive Player of the Year earlier this week, as well as SEC Freshman of the Year and first team All-SEC. Georgia running back Todd Gurley was named to the second team.
The entire team is listed below:
2012 FRESHMAN ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)
FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE - Jerell Adams, South Carolina
OL - John Theus, Georgia
D.J. Humphries, Florida
Brandon Shell, South Carolina
Vadal Alexander, LSU
C - Ryan Kelly, Alabama
WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama
Mike Evans, Texas A&M
QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama
AP - Trey Williams, Texas A&M
FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL - Dante Fowler, Florida
Jonathan Bullard, Florida
Issac Gross, Ole Miss
D.J. Pettway, Alabama
LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
*A.J. Turner, Arkansas
*Otha Peters, Arkansas
*Antonio Morrison, Florida
DB - Jalen Collins, LSU
T.J. Gurley, South Carolina
Rohan Gaines, Arkansas
LaDarrell McNeil, Tennessee
FRESHMAN ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS