Van Jefferson, Greg Little, Jaylon Jones make SEC All-Freshman team

Published 2:30 pm Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ole Miss was represented by three players on this year’s All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team.

Receiver Van Jefferson, offensive tackle Greg Little and cornerback Jaylon Jones were named to the team Thursday. The team was voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, none of which were allowed to vote for their own players.

Jefferson, a redshirt freshman, took over in the slot this season with Quincy Adeboyejo moving outside and was second on the team with 49 receptions while ranking second among all SEC freshmen with 4.1 catches per game. The Brentwood, Tennessee native finished with 543 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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The nation’s consensus top-ranked offensive tackle coming out of high school, Little played in all 12 games this season while starting the last five. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Little helped Ole Miss average 464.3 yards and 32.6 points per game.

Jones also played in every game and made one start against Vanderbilt. The 5-11, 177-pound Texas native finished with 26 tackles and tied for the team lead with five pass breakups.

The entire team is listed below.


TE — Isaac Nauta, Georgia

OL — Jonah Williams, Alabama

Jawaan Taylor, Florida

Greg Little, Ole Miss    

Logan Stenberg, Kentucky

C — Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

WR — Dimetrios Mason, Missouri

   Van Jefferson, Ole Miss 

QB — Jalen Hurts, Alabama

RB — Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky

Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

All purpose — Jonathan Johnson, Missouri


DL  — Jabari Zuniga, Florida

Marlon Davidson, Auburn

Ed Alexander, LSU

McTelvin Agim, Arkansas

Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

LB — Leo Lewis, Mississippi State

Devin White, LSU

De’Jon Harris, Arkansas

DB — Javaris Davis, Auburn

Nigel Warrior, Tennessee

Ronnell Perkins, Missouri

 Jaylon Jones, Ole Miss


PK — Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

P — Josh Growden, LSU

Return specialist — Jonathan Johnson, Missouri