Junior C Evan Boehm (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and senior DE Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.) were selected to the Second Team of the Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Team. Junior PK Andrew Baggett (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) was named to the Third Team.
Boehm has made 26 consecutive starts, including 14 last season at center. Boehm is on the Rimington Trophy’s Fall Watch List, the award presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.
Golden has been named to preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) and Chuck Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year). Golden led his position group in tackles with 55 stops. He recorded 13 tackles-for-loss and 6.5 sacks, as well as eight quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
Baggett was 18-of-25 on field goal attempts and 66-of-69 PATs. Baggett converted four-straight field goals to close the season, with two each in the SEC Championship Game and the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.