BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – 5 Ole Miss gamers had been chosen to the preseason All-Southeastern Convention groups Friday in a vote by media members on the 2021 SEC Media Days.
Matt Corral (QB) and Jerrion Ealy (RS, AP) each earned first-team accolades, whereas Nick Broeker (OL), Ben Brown (C) and Mac Brown (P) had been among the many third-team honorees.
Moreover, Ole Miss was slotted fourth within the Western Division within the preseason media ballot behind Alabama, Texas A&M and LSU. Auburn, Arkansas and Mississippi State rounded out the west standings.
Within the East, Georgia was picked as the favourite adopted by Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Alabama was picked to hoist the trophy on the finish of the season, adopted by Georgia in second. The Rebels, Texas A&M, Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina all obtained one vote.
Corral, who’s on the watch checklist for each the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award, returns after finishing over 70 % of his passes for 3,337 yards and 29 touchdowns final yr in a 10-game season.
Corral, a preseason All-America choice, completed No. 5 in passing yards per recreation (333.7), No. 7 in passing TDs (29), No. 9 in passing effectivity (177.6) and No. 11 in passing yards per completion (14.5). The junior signal-caller is the returning SEC chief in eight separate classes. He additionally led the SEC with eight completions of 40 yards or extra.
Ealy, who garnered first-team honors as each a return specialist and all-purpose participant, led the Rebels in all dashing classes in 2020 with 147 carries for 745 yards and 9 touchdowns. Ealy has additionally hauled in 15 catches for 155 yards and one landing.
The Walnut Grove, Mississippi, native ranked No. 25 within the FBS final season with 132.1 all-purpose yards per recreation. His 11 whole touchdowns ranked No. 26. Ealy just lately earned first-team preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele as an all-purpose participant.
Broeker and Ben Brown each began all 10 video games for the Rebels final season on the offensive line. Broeker, a local of Springfield, Illinois, held down the beginning spot at left sort out all season whereas Brown did not permit a sack in 432 go blocks at heart. Brown, a flexible participant, has began each recreation the final three years at quite a few o-line positions for the Rebels.
Mac Brown, a three-year returning starter at punter and holder who’s exercising his extra yr of eligibility because of pandemic, totaled 27 punts on the yr and averaged 46.6 yards per punt, together with a protracted of 59 yards. The Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist posted 11 punts larger than 50 yards in 2020.