Rebels Reel in Preseason Honors

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Laquon Treadwell (photo by Joshua McCoy)

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Laquon Treadwell (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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July 30, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. - The college football season is less than a month away, and the Ole Miss Rebels are well represented in the preseason honors that have been handed out this summer.

As Hugh Freeze's team prepares for the highly anticipated 2014 season, Ole Miss has been tabbed a top-25 team by such publications as Phil Steele (16th), Athlon (18th), Lindy's (18th), Sports Illustrated (18th), ESPN (19th) and Sporting News (20th).

Senior Cody Prewitt and sophomores Evan Engram, Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laremy Tunsil have all been tabbed preseason All-Americans by various outlets. Watch lists for the nation's top awards like the Maxwell, Outland and Walter Camp are littered with Rebels.

Prewitt, a first team All-America selection at free safety last year, has been named to four major award watch lists this preseason - the Walter Camp Award, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

Nkemdiche, a defensive tackle, finds himself on three watch lists - Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. Bo Wallace, the Rebels' third-year starting quarterback, is on watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award.

The Rebels get the college football season started in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State on Thursday, Aug. 28 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome (7 p.m. CT, ESPN).

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Ole Miss Preseason Honors (broken down by player):

Serderius Bryant
CFPA Linebacker Trophy watch list
No. 6 OLB in the nation (Lindy's)
No. 6 LB in the SEC (ESPN.com)
All-SEC 2nd team (Birmingham News, CFB Matrix, Lindy's, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 3rd team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, College Sports Madness)

Tony Conner
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele
All-SEC 3rd team (College Sports Madness)
No. 3 safety in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Evan Engram
John Mackey Award watch list
CFPA Tight End Trophy watch list
All-America 3rd team (Sporting News)
All-SEC 1st team (CFB Matrix)
All-SEC 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 4th team (Phil Steele)
No. 3 TE in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Issac Gross
No. 8 DT in the SEC (ESPN.com)

C.J. Johnson
All-SEC 3rd team (College Sports Madness, Lindy's)
All-SEC 4th team (Phil Steele)
No. 8 DE in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Aaron Morris
All-SEC 2nd team (Athlon)

Denzel Nkemdiche
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media)
All-SEC 3rd team (Coaches, College Sports Madness)

Robert Nkemdiche
Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
Outland Trophy watch list
Rotary Lombardi Award watch list
All-America 2nd team (Athlon, USA Today)
All-America 3rd team (College Sports Madness)
All-America 4th team (Phil Steele)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, Birmingham News, College Sports Madness, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 2nd team (CFB Matrix, Lindy's)
No. 35 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
No. 9 DT in the nation (Lindy's)
No. 18 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 3 DT in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Cody Prewitt
Walter Camp Award watch list
Chuck Bednarik Award watch list
Jim Thorpe Award watch list
Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list
CFPA Defensive Back Trophy watch list
All-America 1st team (CFB Matrix, Lindy's, Phil Steele, Sports Illustrated)
All-America 2nd team (Athlon, College Sports Madness, Sporting News, USA Today)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, Birmingham News, CFB Matrix, College Sports Madness, Lindy's, Phil Steele, USA Today)
No. 1 safety in the nation (Lindy's)
No. 86 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
No. 12 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 1 safety in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Deterrian Shackelford
Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list
AFCA Good Works nominee

Laquon Treadwell
Biletnikoff Award watch list
CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy watch list
All-America 2nd team (CFB Matrix)
All-America 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 1st team (Athlon, CFB Matrix, USA Today)
All-SEC 2nd team (League Media, Coaches, College Sports Madness, Lindy's, Phil Steele)
No. 39 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
No. 15 WR in the nation (Lindy's)
No. 20 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 2 WR in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Laremy Tunsil
Outland Trophy watch list
All-America 2nd team (Sporting News, USA Today)
All-America 3rd team (Athlon)
All-SEC 1st team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, CFB Matrix, College Sports Madness, Lindy's, USA Today)
All-SEC 2nd team (Birmingham News, Phil Steele)
No. 8 OT in the nation (Lindy's)
No. 66 player in the nation (ESPN.com)
Best Pass Blocker in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 15 player in the SEC (ESPN.com)
No. 3 OL in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Bo Wallace
Maxwell Award watch list
Davey O'Brien Award watch list
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list
Manning Award watch list
CFPA Quarterback Trophy watch list
All-SEC 2nd team (Coaches, Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele)
All-SEC 3rd team (League Media, College Sports Madness, CFB Matrix)
No. 11 QB in the nation (Lindy's)
SEC's Most Accurate Passer (Lindy's)
No. 3 QB in the SEC (ESPN.com)

Jaylen Walton
No. 8 kick returner in the SEC (ESPN.com)

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