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AJ Stamps and Austin MacGinnis named Preseason Third-Team All-SEC by the league media

Congrats to defensive back AJ Stamps and placekicker Austin MacGinnis, who were voted preseason Third Team All-SEC this week by the media at SEC Media Days.

Stamps came in as a JuCo player and had an immediate impact, starting all 12 games with 56 tackles, four interceptions returned 103 yards, five pass breakups and one tackle for loss. MacGinnis set six school records in his freshman season, totaling 21 field goals, the most in Kentucky history. He had the most field goals in the SEC last fall, also leading all NCAA freshmen. MacGinnis finished with a school-record 104 points — equaling the SEC lead — and was one of only five kickers in the nation with three field goals of 50+ yards.

Here’s the complete ballot:

(Total points earned in parenthesis)



QB       Dak Prescott, Mississippi State (170)                
RB       Nick Chubb, Georgia (189)    
RB       Leonard Fournette, LSU (180)             
WR      Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss (169)           
WR      D’haquille Williams, Auburn (154)                       
TE        Evan Engram, Ole Miss (128)                    
OL        Cam Robinson, Alabama (167)                  
OL        Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss (159)            
OL        Vadal Alexander, LSU (131)              
OL        John Theus, Georgia (129)        
C           Ryan Kelly, Alabama (144)                 


QB       Jeremy Johnson, Auburn (89)                       
RB       Derrick Henry, Alabama (151)         
RB       Jonathan Williams, Arkansas (82)      
WR      Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (147)              
WR      De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State (59)           
TE        Hunter Henry, Arkansas (97)             
OL        Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M (124)               
OL        Dan Skipper, Arkansas (95)          
OL        Denver Kirkland, Arkansas (85)    
OL        Greg Pyke, Georgia (83)            
C           Mike Matthews, Texas A&M (108)                        


QB       Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (62)                                   
RB       Alex Collins, Arkansas (80)            
RB       Kenyan Drake, Alabama (34)      
WR      Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (50)            
WR      Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M (39)         
TE        O.J. Howard, Alabama (87)               
OL        Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas (72)       
OL        Alex Kozan, Auburn (69)    
OL        Avery Young, Auburn (57)      
OL        Brandon Shell, South Carolina (50)          
C           Evan Boehm, Missouri (81)             



DL        Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (173)               
DL        A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama (160)            
DL        Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (155)             
DL        Carl Lawson, Auburn (131)          
LB         Reggie Ragland, Alabama (181)            
LB         Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (121)              
LB         Curt Maggitt, Tennessee (102)            
DB        Vernon Hargreaves, Florida (186)            
DB        Cyrus Jones, Alabama (126)          
DB        Jonathan Jones, Auburn (122)              
DB        Jalen Mills, LSU (118)   


DL        Jonathan Bullard, Florida (115)                     
DL        Derek Barnett, Tennessee (105)            
DL        Jonathan Allen, Alabama (99)          
DL        Chris Jones, Mississippi State (93)     
LB        Kendell Beckwith, LSU (93)          
LB        Leonard Floyd, Georgia (92)           
LB        Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn (80)             
DB       Tony Conner, Ole Miss (117)              
DB       Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (115)               
DB       Will Redmond, Mississippi State (79)               
DB       Tre’Davious White, LSU (61)      


DL        Montravius Adams, Auburn (90)                        
DL        Jarran Reed, Alabama (60)             
DL        Davon Godchaux, LSU (40)           
DL        Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (34)          
LB        Kris Frost, Auburn (77)               
LB        Antonio Morrison, Florida (66)           
LB        Kentrell Brothers, Missouri (61)          
DB      A.J. Stamps, Kentucky (59)       
DB       Eddie Jackson, Alabama (58)            
DB       Jamal Adams, LSU (56)       
DB       Johnathan Ford, Auburn (52)         



P          JK Scott, Alabama (161)          
PK       Marshall Morgan, Georgia (100)                     
RS       Speedy Noil, Texas A&M (117)                  
AP       Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (112)                     


P          Drew Kaser, Texas A&M (92)              
PK       Elliott Fry, South Carolina (87)                         
RS       Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (75)             
AP       Leonard Fournette, LSU (85)            


P           Jamie Keehn, LSU (52)               
PK       Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky (59)                         
RS        Leonard Fournette, LSU (66)          
AP        Speedy Noil, Texas A&M (84)

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4 Comments for AJ Stamps and Austin MacGinnis named Preseason Third-Team All-SEC by the league media

  1. Bluemanchew
    12:00 pm July 17, 2015 Permalink

    Noil, fournette, cooper, make the list multiple times? Why not Boom? And Toth not one of top 3 centers. Come on now. They will find out when season starts. Williams, kemp, towles, elam, toth, mcG, stamps, swindle. And more.

  2. fatbrat
    12:09 pm July 17, 2015 Permalink

    Someone appears to be smoking crack! MacGinnis was first team everything in post season honors for 2014. How do you drop to third team?

  3. J-Dub421
    12:13 pm July 17, 2015 Permalink

    So, MacGinnis was the best place kicker in the SEC last season, but only made third team on the pre-season list? Yeah, that makes perfect sense. *eyeroll*

  4. Kentucky Joe
    12:58 pm July 17, 2015 Permalink

    Don’t look no good for them Cats