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Trio of Gators Tabbed to Freshman All-SEC Team

December 7, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three Gators were named to the Coaches Freshman All-SEC team, as the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday. Running back Malik Davis and cornerbacks CJ Henderson and Marco Wilson garnered the accolades for their performances this season.  

Davis rushed for 526 yards in seven games this season, before suffering a season-ending injury. His 526 and 79 carries were both second best for UF. The Tampa, Fla. native averaged 6.7 yards per carry, good for sixth in the nation by a true freshman. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week after Florida’s 38-24 win over Vanderbilt. During that game, he rushed for a career-high 124 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Davis became the first UF true freshman to rush for over 100 yards and two touchdowns in a game since Jeff Demps did so against Arkansas on Oct. 4, 2008.

Henderson, an AP All-SEC second-team selection, recorded four interceptions in his first season at Florida, running two of them back for touchdowns. He became the only true freshman in UF history to return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games (Michigan and Tennessee). In addition, Henderson is the only player in school history to accomplish that feat in records dating back to 1965. For these efforts, he earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors. He finished the season with 22 tackles and four pass breakups to go along with his team-leading four interceptions.

Wilson finished his freshman campaign with 34 tackles, the sixth most on the Gator squad. He recorded a team-best 10 pass breakups over the course of the season, which is the most by a true freshman at Florida since Vernon Hargreaves recorded 11 in 2013. The 10 pass breakups tie him for third overall in the SEC and are the most in the conference by a true freshman. The total is also the third highest in the nation by a true freshman.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC 
OFFENSE
TE
Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

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

AP
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 

RS
Henry Ruggs III, Alabama*
Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*
Larry Rountree III, Missouri*
De’Vion Warren, Arkansas* 
(* – Ties )

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