Two Kentucky Offensive Linemen Named Midseason All-Americans
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Two Kentucky Offensive Linemen Named Midseason All-Americans

Nick Roushabout 1 month

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A pair of Kentucky offensive linemen are the best blockers in America.

Various outlets are releasing midseason All-American honors and two Kentucky offensive linemen received salutes. CBS named Darian Kinnard its first team offensive tackle, while the Associated Press tabbed Eli Cox as a first team offensive guard.

For those keeping track at home, the entire right side of Kentucky’s offensive line is made up of All-Americans. Not too shabby.

Cox, a sophomore from Nicholasville, Ky., earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after he recorded seven knock down blocks against LSU. The Cats gained 330 yards rushing behind the Big Blue Wall. Cox also received midseason All-American honors from ESPN. Cox is a guest on this week’s edition of Pin it Deep.

Kinnard does not yet have an SEC Player of the Week honor on his resume, but there’s much more out there for the future NFL star. One of seven CBS preseason selections to make the cut for Midseason All-American, Kinnard is also a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy.

Thanks to these Kentucky offensive linemen, the Big Blue Wall is also up for the most prestigious award for the big uglies. For fourth straight season the Big Blue Wall is on the midseason honor roll for the Joe Moore Award, given each year to the nation’s top offensive line. They are one of 19 units on the midseason honor roll. The Wildcats have come close, but have never taken home the coveted Joe Moore Award.

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2021-12-01