Redshirt freshman given high praise by league coaches for strong rookie season
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky freshman offensive lineman Jon Toth has been named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman Team, as voted on by league coaches, after a strong rookie campaign on the Kentucky offensive line, it was released Thursday.
Toth is the 23rd Kentucky player since 2000 to be named to the SEC All-Freshman Team with Kentucky having at least one honoree every year since 2008. Toth was named to the team as a center.
The native of Indianapolis, Ind., had a great year for Kentucky, starting the last 11 games at center for an offensive line that helped three Kentucky players rush for over 400 yards in the same season for the first time since 1986. The redshirt freshman had 41 knockdown blocks on the year and only missed three assignments the entire season. Toth’s best games came against Alabama State and Tennessee, when he graded out at 91 percent and 85 percent.
2013 SEC All-Freshman Football Team (* – ties)
TE – Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OL – Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss; Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt; Alex Kozan, Auburn; Denver Kirkland, Arkansas
C – Jon Toth, Kentucky
WR – Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss; Marques North, Tennessee
QB – Maty Mauk, Missouri
RB – Alex Collins, Arkansas; Kelvin Taylor, Florida
AP – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
DL – Chris Jones, Mississippi State; A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama; Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss; Darius Philon, Arkansas
LB – Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M; Leonard Floyd, Georgia; Skai Moore, South Carolina
DB – Vernon Hargreaves, Florida; Tony Conner, Ole Miss; Tre’Davious White, LSU; Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
PK – Elliott Fry, South Carolina
P – Johnny Townsend, Florida
RS – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina