FAYETTEVILLE –D.J. Williams, Jonathan Luigs, Michael Smith and Malcolm Sheppard each earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as deemed by the conference coaches it was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the league office in Birmingham, Ala.
Coming on the heels of the Associated Press’ All-SEC squads on Tuesday, the quartet of Razorback football players were named to their second all-SEC teams in as many days and each also earned Phil Steele All-SEC honors last week.
The Hogs four selections to the All-SEC teams was as many or more than six other schools with only Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and LSU placing more players on the two teams.
Williams, Smith and Sheppard each earned their first nods as All-SEC players by the coaches with their selections on Tuesday while Luigs follows up his senior year after a great junior campaign. Williams was among the league leaders in receptions per game and yards per game the entire season and was the top tight end in both categories warranting his honor while Smith was a league leader in rushing for a good portion of the season. Sheppard’s honor came after the Georgia native finished second on the team in tackles and led the Razorbacks in four statistical categories; Luigs completed the season at over 90% on his assignments and as the anchor of the offensive front that allowed Arkansas to throw for a school record 3,115 yards.
The conference office is scheduled to release the SEC’s individual award winners on Wednesday with all-freshmen teams announced on Thursday. For more information regarding Razorback football or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.