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.
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