Three Rebels Pick Up Midseason Honors

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Donte Moncrief (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Donte Moncrief (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Oct. 12, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. - Halfway into the 2012 campaign, three Rebels have been named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-SEC teams.

Sophomore receiver Donte Moncrief earned second team recognition, while redshirt-freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche and sophomore free safety Cody Prewitt were placed on the third team.

The trio has helped Ole Miss already surpass last year's win total. This year's squad has also scored more touchdowns (25) than all of last year (24) and recorded more sacks (17) than all of last year (13).

Moncrief ranks fifth in the SEC with 75.5 receiving yards per outing and eighth with 4.5 catches per game. His five touchdown catches are second-most among SEC receivers. The Raleigh, Miss., native has failed to score in just one game this season.

Nkemdiche has burst onto the scene as one of the league's top young defensive standouts. The Loganville, Ga., product leads Ole Miss with 38 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles. He ranks fifth among SEC players in TFLs (tops among freshmen) and tied for fifth in fumbles forced. After 11 tackles, 3.0 TFLs and two forced fumbles at No. 1 Alabama, he was named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Prewitt has put together some big performances of late for Ole Miss, including a 13-tackle game at Alabama and six tackles, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and interception against Texas A&M. He is second on the team with 35 tackles, tied for fourth in the SEC with two interceptions and tied for fifth with two fumbles forced.

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