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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DE DeQuin Evans Voted Preseason All-SEC by League Coaches

Posted on July 20, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Three University of Kentucky football players, including junior wide receiver/quarterback Randall Cobb, senior tailback Derrick Locke and senior defensive end DeQuin Evans, have been named to the Preseason All-Southeastern Conference Team selected by the league coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Cobb, who made the team as an all-purpose player, and Locke were named to the first team while Evans was selected to the second team. The honor for Cobb and Locke is one of many so far this preseason as Cobb has gathered eight preseason honors while Locke has received four. This is the first preseason honor for Evans. 

•    Evans (Long Beach, Calif.) posted a tremendous first season as a Wildcat, leading the UK defense in tackles-for-loss and sacks in 2009. Evans played and started in all 13 games last season, gathering 38 tackles, six sacks and 12.5 tackles-for-loss. Last season, Evans was named to the All-SEC fourth team by Phil Steele’s College Football and UK’s Most Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player by UK’s coaches. Evans, a playmaker that made a quick adjustment from junior college to the SEC last season, ranked fifth in the SEC in tackles-for-loss and ninth in sacks. Arguably, one of Evans’ best games of the year came against Louisville when he recorded five tackles and two sacks against the in-state rival. 

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