Four University of Kentucky football players were among 58 named Wednesday to the Community Trust Bank 2016 Kentucky Collegiate All Commonwealth Team.
The team, presented annually by the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame, is a recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university. Players, nominated by each Kentucky school, are recognized for their performance on the field and in the classroom.
UK players named to the All Commonwealth Team were center Jon Toth and defensive backs Mike Edwards, Chris Westry and Derrick Baity. The Louisville Cardinals also had four members: linebackers Devonte Fields and Keith Kelsey and wide receivers Jamari Staples and James Quick. Western Kentucky’s four selections were wide receiver Taywan Taylor, running back Anthony Wales, defensive back Marcus Ward and offensive lineman Forrest Lamp.
The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame started the All Commonwealth Team in 2010 to recognize young players at a local level.
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All Commonwealth Team
Campbellsville: Sylan-Drake Mayes, Tyus Alcorn, Blake Cordell.
Centre: Tre Killian, Nolan Coulter, Ben Bostick.
Cumberlands: Adam Craig, Corey Washington, Matthew Smithers.
Eastern Kentucky: KiAnte Northington, Ben Madon, Noah Spence.
Georgetown: J.J. Jude, Ozzie Mann, Cade O'Bryan, Jake Blust.
Kentucky: Jon Toth, Mike Edwards, Chris Westry, Derrick Baity.
Kentucky Christian: Aaron Cooper, Zach Gusler, Dakota Hines.
Kentucky State: Quin’Yone McLaurin, Reginal Harris, Trevon Spencer.
Kentucky Wesleyan: Keelan Cole, Vasco Billberry, Lane Mchatton, Reggie White.
Lindsey Wilson: Chris Oldham, Avery Ford, Jalen Sublett.
Louisville: Keith Kelsey, Devonte Fields, Jamari Staples, James Quick.
Morehead State: Ryan Bennett, Colt Briggs, Austin Gahafer, C.J. Phillips.
Murray State: K.D. Humphries, Jesse Blackburn, Toby Omli, Dylan Boone.
Pikeville: Chad Conway, Jack Hopkins, Jordan Mattingly.
Thomas More: Trevor Meyer, Chris Tarrant, Rodderick Darden.
Union: Chandler Whittlesey, Serge Vita, Doug Jeter.
Western Kentucky: Taywan Taylor, Anthony Wales, Marcus Ward, Forrest Lamp.