Josh Allen, Lynn Bowden and Bunchy Stallings raked in award after award throughout the season. And now, they each have a new accomplishment to add to growing resumes: All-Bowl Team selections.
Allen was a unanimous All-Bowl Team selection by ESPN, USA Today, Associated Press and Sports Illustrated. He finished his career as a Wildcat in a big way – his three quarterback sacks, a blocked field goal and a quarterback hurry were all massive in the Cats’ Citrus Bowl win.
Bowden was named to the AP and USA Today All-Bowl Teams. His 58-yard punt return touchdown was clearly the highlight of his Citrus Bowl performance, but he also added five receptions for 84 yards, including that 54-yard catch-and-run to set up Benny Snell’s final touchdown.
Stallings was named to ESPN’s All-Bowl Team after leading the Wildcat O-Line by grading at 88 percent. It’s tough being an offensive lineman – there aren’t enough statistics available to prove how valuable the senior Wildcat was for his team this season. But Stallings’ efforts helped create a record-breaking season for Snell. One TV analyst even said “give a huge, huge gold star to Bunchy Stallings, [Snell’s] right guard,” on the replay of the touchdown that put Snell on top of the rushing list. Stallings also recorded two knockdown blocks and 22 blocks at the point of attack during the Citrus Bowl.
Allen, Bowden and Stallings were each huge contributors for Kentucky all season long, and it feels pretty fantastic to see them continuing to earn recognition for their performances in the Citrus Bowl. Congrats to all three Wildcats!