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MSU LB Benardrick McKinney Named To Freshman All-SEC Team

The 6'5" 235 lb middle linebacker from Tunica, Mississippi was named one of the SEC's best freshmen after registering 97 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack on the season.

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

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:

(*-Ties) (Coaches could not vote for their own players)


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


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


PK - Andrew Baggett, Missouri

P - Landon Foster, Kentucky

RS - Trey Williams, Texas A&M