Three Gators named to Freshman All-SEC team

The Florida Gators had three players named to the Freshman All-SEC Team announced on Thursday.

Running back Malik Davis as well as defensive backs Marco Wilson and C.J. Henderson were all named to the team.

Davis took over the backup running back role early on in the season and rushed for 526 yards before a knee injury ended his season. His 79 carries and 526 yards were both second best on the team, while his 6.7 yards-per-carry were second among freshman in the league and sixth best among freshman in the nation. Davis earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after a career high 124 yards and two touchdown against Vanderbilt.

Wilson started all 11 games for the Gators this season. He finished his freshman season with 34 tackles, sixth most on the team. He led the team with 10 pass breakups, the most by a freshman cornerback since Vernon Hargreaves’ 11 in 2013.

Henderson played in all 11 games including five starts. The freshman from Miami led the Gators with four interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns. He became the only true freshman in UF history to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive games (Michigan and Tennessee). He added 22 tackles and four pass break ups.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC

OFFENSE

OL
Trey Smith, Tennessee
Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Solomon Kindley, Georgia
Saahdiq Charles, LSU

C
Trystan Castillo, Missouri

WR
D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss
Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M

QB
Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB
D’Andre Swift, Georgia
Malik Davis, Florida

TE
Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

All Purpose
Larry Rountree III, Missouri

DEFENSE
DL
Nick Coe, Auburn
K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
Big Kat Bryant, Auburn
Tre Williams, Missouri

LB
Dylan Moses, Alabama
Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State
Anthony Hines III, Texas A&M

DB
Greedy Williams, LSU
CJ Henderson, Florida
Marco Wilson, Florida
Jamyest Williams, South Carolina

SPECIAL TEAMS
PK
Jace Christmann, Mississippi State

P
Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU

Return Specialist
Henry Ruggs III, Alabama*
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*
Larry Rountree III, Missouri*
De’Vion Warren, Arkansas*

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