GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The postseason accolades continued Monday for Florida coach Jim McElwain and Gators cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.
The Associated Press named McElwain its SEC Coach of the Year. He received the same recognition from the league last week.
McElwain led the Gators to a 10-3 record in his first season, as they made their first appearance in the SEC Championship since 2009. He will finish with $100,000 in bonuses for 2015, earning $25,000 for SEC Coach of the Year honors, $37,500 for reaching the SEC title game and $37,500 for a bowl game appearance.
Hargreaves was a unanimous AP choice for the All-SEC first team. Florida defensive tackle Jon Bullard and cornerback Jalen Tabor also joined Hargreaves on the first team, while tight end Jake McGee, linebacker Antonio Morrison and punter Johnny Townsend received All-SEC second-team honors from the AP.
Hargreaves was also named to the FWAA All-America first team on Monday and made the AP’s All-America first team Sunday. The Florida junior announced after the SEC title game he plans to enter the NFL draft.