Coaches name Kentucky's Avery Williamson to All-SEC second team

Herald-Leader Staff ReportDecember 10, 2013 

UK's Nate Willis (21) and Avery Williamson (40) tackled South Carolina's Damiere Byrdas (1) during the first quarter of the game in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff


A day after being honored by The Associated Press as a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer, Kentucky senior linebacker Avery Williamson earned the same honor Tuesday from the league’s coaches. Williamson finished the season as UK’s leading tackler for the second consecutive year, posting 102 total tackles to tie for fourth in the SEC. He also had four tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. The native of Milan, Tenn., finished his career with 296 total tackles. Williamson, who played in 49 career games with 24 starts, had double-digit tackles in four games in 2013 and ended his career with 12 double-digit tackle games. The linebacker began the season as a third-team Preseason All-SEC honoree by league coaches and media. 2013 SEC Football Awards

Offensive Player of the Year: Tre Mason, Auburn

Co-Defensive Player of the Year: C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Michael Sam, Missouri

Special Teams Player of the Year: Christion Jones, Alabama

Freshman of the Year:Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Aaron Murray, Georgia

Jacobs Blocking Trophy: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

Coach of the Year: Gus Malzahn, Auburn FIRST TEAM


TE – Arthur Lynch, Georgia

OL – Jake Matthews, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama; Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State; Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt

C – Reese Dismukes, Auburn WR – Mike Evans, Texas A&M; Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

QB – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M

RB – Tre Mason, Auburn; T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

All-purpose – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU Defense

DL – Michael Sam, Missouri; Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina; Dee Ford, Auburn; Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina

LB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama; Ramik Wilson, Georgia; A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

DB – Cody Prewitt, Mississippi; Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama; E.J. Gaines, Missouri; Vernon Hargreaves, Florida Special Teams

PK – Marshall Morgan, Georgia P – Drew Kaser, Texas A&M RS – Christion Jones, Alabama; Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU (tie) SECOND TEAM


TE – Malcolm Johnson, Mississippi State

OL – La’el Collins, LSU; Antonio Richardson, Tennessee; Justin Britt, Missouri; Anthony Steen, Alabama

C – Travis Swanson, Arkansas

WR – Odell Beckham Jr., LSU; Jarvis Landry, LSU

QB – AJ McCarron, Alabama

RB – Mike Davis, South Carolina; Jeremy Hill, LSU

AP – Marcus Murphy, Missouri Defense

DL – Anthony Johnson, LSU; Chris Smith, Arkansas; Ed Stinson, Alabama; Trey Flowers, Arkansas

LB – Avery Williamson, Kentucky; Lamin Barrow, LSU; Jordan Jenkins, Georgia

DB – Andre Hal, Vanderbilt; Chris Davis, Auburn; Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State; Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt Special Teams

PK – Michael Palardy, Tennessee

P – Cody Mandell, Alabama

RS – Solomon Patton, Florida

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