Six Rebels Make Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Teams

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Denzel Nkemdiche (photo by Joshua McCoy)

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Denzel Nkemdiche (photo by Joshua McCoy)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Aug 22, 2013

SEC Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss sophomore Denzel Nkemdiche was named first team All-SEC to lead six Rebels voted to the 2013 Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Football Teams, announced by the league office on Thursday.

Junior receiver Donte Moncrief and senior punter Tyler Campbell made second team, while junior offensive lineman Aaron Morris, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior cornerback Charles Sawyer were third-team picks.

Nkemdiche is a linebacker on the first team All-SEC defense, adding to his pile of preseason honors. The 5-foot-11, 207-pounder from Loganville, Ga., has also been tabbed preseason first team All-SEC by the league media, Phil Steele, Birmingham News and Lindy’s. He is on watch lists for the Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy. He led the Rebels last year with 82 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and three interceptions.

Moncrief has been named preseason second team All-SEC by the league media, Phil Steele, Birmingham News, Athlon and Lindy’s, and is also on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The Raleigh, Miss., native tied a school record with 10 touchdown catches last year and racked up 66 receptions for 979 yards to rank among the SEC leaders.

Campbell received second-team honors from the Birmingham News and third-team accolades from Athlon. He redshirted last year after serving as one of the SEC’s top punters the previous three seasons. The Little Rock, Ark., native was the NCAA punting champion with a 46.37-yard average as a sophomore.

Morris is also a second team preseason All-SEC pick by Athlon and third team by Phil Steele. The Jackson, Miss., native has started 18 career games at left guard.

Johnson was named second team by Birmingham News and Athlon and third team by the league media and Lindy’s. A native of Philadelphia, Miss., he led the Rebels with 6.5 sacks last year, with 55 total tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss.

Sawyer is a second teamer with Birmingham News and Lindy’s and third team with the league media and College Sports Madness. The Miami, Fla., native is the veteran leader of the Ole Miss defensive backs, with 37 games, 29 starts, 182 tackles, seven interceptions and 26 passes defended entering his senior year.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Nkemdiche Headlines Retooled D-Line

      Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Football

      The return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and additions of sophomore Fadol Brown and freshman Marquis Haynes have changed the face of the defensive line, but freshman All-American Robert Nkemdiche remains front and center.  With a season of experience... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Sneak Peak

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football 2014: Episode 1 Sneak Peak from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wallace: 'It's My Offense'

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The dean of Southeastern Conferences quarterbacks and the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, senior Bo Wallace is as healthy and confident as ever, and he's also assumed a more vocal leadership role on the... read more

    • VIDEO: We Are Ole Miss

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Athletics

      We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, "Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss" from earlier this year: Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football: Fins Up (Part 2)

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Football

      In case you missed it, Fins Up (Part 1) from last year:... read more

    • Rebels Battle Injuries on Defense

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that junior cornerback Carlos Davis suffered a torn ACL and will likely have surgery Monday. Davis joins sophomore cornerback Tee Shepard and junior safety Chief Brown on the list of players expected to miss... read more

    • Recapping the SEC Network Launch

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Athletics

      The launch of the SEC Network shows the growth and vision of the 14 schools in the conference. #OleMiss-- Coach Alex (@apsimms2) August 15, 2014 That was fun! And the @SECNetwork is only getting started. #SECStoried finished strong. Great... read more

    • Ole Miss and the SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Athletics

      Tonight is the night!! #SECNetworkLaunch pic.twitter.com/73UYs8B0Hg-- SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 14, 2014 Historic day for SEC & #OleMiss as we celebrate the launch of the @SECNetwork at 5pm CST! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August... read more

    • Luke Breaks Down the Offensive Line

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Football

      The center and right tackle position battles have been two of the biggest story lines of fall camp, but as the Rebels prepped for their second preseason scrimmage Wednesday night, they are closer to solidifying the depth chart along the... read more

    • Attitude, Effort are Front and Center in Process

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Volleyball

      "Buy-in" is a common term thrown around by coaches. How will first-year Ole Miss head volleyball coach Steven McRoberts measure buy-in, as the team continues its preseason work for the upcoming season? Attitude and effort. "If we bring those two... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Soccer Day One

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Soccer

      THE SEASON: Soccer - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Kennedy Recaps Trip, Talks New-Look Roster

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team wrapped up its Bahamian exhibition tour with a perfect 2-0 record. Head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the trip, talked about the chemistry, depth and experience of a new-look roster heading into the fall. The... read more

    • Looking at CB, OL, WR and RB Depth

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      Sophomore defensive end Fadol Brown and sophomore cornerback Kailo Moore returned from their respective injuries, while sophomore Tee Shepard remains out with a toe injury. The results from Shepard's MRI performed on Saturday are being sent to Birmingham, head coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Programming on SEC Network

      Monday, August 11, 2014 - Football

      The SEC Network will debut on Thursday, August 14 with a three-hour SEC Now that will visit every SEC school and the 21 sports within the SEC. The first two weeks of the network will also feature customized programming to... read more

    • The Week That Was: Ole Miss Football

      Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss continues its preparations for the the 2014 season with the second full week of fall camp starting Monday. Here's a look back at the first full week of fall camp with some observations and takeaways, as well as... read more