Kentucky running back Benny Snell had more rushing yards than any SEC player during the regular season, and the sophomore was awarded a spot on the Associated Press’ first team All-SEC team.
The AP-All SEC teams were released Monday afternoon. Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen was named second team All-SEC. Allen was sixth in the conference with seven sacks. The junior outside linebacker had 10.5 tackles for loss.
Snell shared first-team running back honors with Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson. They finished first and second in the SEC in rushing yards. Johnson had a two yard advantage when it came to rushing yards, but Snell led the SEC with 18 rushing touchdowns.
Those 18 rushing touchdowns were the most ever in a season by a Kentucky player. Snell, just a sophomore, already holds the Kentucky career rushing touchdowns mark with 31.
Snell is on pace to smash just about ever Kentucky rushing record, and he might have a few SEC records by the end of his career.