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2017 Wildcat Postseason Honors; What About Next Season?

Seven Wildcats earned postseason honors. Six of the seven are returning for the 2018 season and will be considered for national and conference honors. Which Cats could join them?

Outside Linebacker Josh Allen

2017 Honors

  • Associated Press All-SEC 2nd Team
  • Phil Steele All-SEC 3rd Team
  • PFF First Team All-SEC
  • AP and Sports Illustrated Midseason All-American 2nd Team

2018 Potential Honors

Josh Allen could also push for All-American and All-SEC honors as well as being on preseason watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik, Bronko Nagurski, and Butkus Awards.

Receiver/Returner Lynn Bowden

2017 Honors

  • Coaches’ SEC All Freshman Team
  • SEC Freshman of the Week, October 9th

2018 Potential Honors

Lynn Bowden’s diversified talents will garner Paul Hornung Award attention as well as all-conference kick/punt returner.

Tight End C.J. Conrad

2017 Honors

  • Phil Steele All SEC 3rd Team

2018 Potential Honors

C.J. Conrad will again be All-SEC as well as contend for the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end.

Safety Mike Edwards

2017 Honors

  • Phil Steele All-SEC 1st Team

2018 Potential Honors

Mike Edwards could join Allen and Snell for consideration for preseason All-American and All-SEC lists as well as being a part of the Jim Thorpe Award watch list.

Linebacker Courtney Love



2017 Honors

  • Danny Wuerffel Trophy winner
  • 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Kicker Austin MacGinnis

2017 Honors

  • Phil Steele All-SEC 3rd Team
  • Lou Groza Star of the Week vs. Missouri

Running Back Benny Snell

2017 Honors

  • AP All-SEC 1st Team
  • Coaches’ All-SEC 2nd Team
  • Phil Steele All-SEC 2nd Team

2018 Potential Honors

Benny Snell Jr. should be considered for preseason All-American, All-SEC teams and named to the Heisman, Walter Camp, and Doak Walker Trophy watch lists.

Linebacker/Defensive End Denzil Ware

2017 Honors

  • Phil Steele All-SEC 3rd Team
  • Two Time SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Vanderbilt and Southern Miss

2018 Potential Honors

Denzil Ware will appear on preseason All-SEC teams and could be on the Ted Hendricks watch list.

2018 Potential Newcomers to the Trophy Circuit

Please note the word POTENTIAL.  These Wildcats would have to enjoy their best season in Lexington to be considered:

— All-SEC Offense: Guard Logan Stenberg, Guard Bunchy Stallings, and WR Dorian Baker.

— All-SEC Defense: Linebacker Jordan Jones (All SEC in 2016, missed time due to injury in 2017), Cornerback Derrick Baity, Nose Tackle Quinton Bohanna.

— All-SEC Special Teams: Returner Lynn Bowden.

— Freshman All-SEC: Kicker Chance Poore, Nose Tackle/Guard Marquan McCall.

2018 could present an extraordinarily high number of Wildcats being in consideration for national and conference honors.

Football Never Ends.


Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

1 Comment for 2017 Wildcat Postseason Honors; What About Next Season?

  1. Rembrandt
    9:53 pm January 25, 2018 Permalink

    Good job Freddie. The future is bright.