Kinnard, Paschal Earn All-American Honors from CBS Sports
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Kinnard, Paschal Earn All-American Honors from CBS Sports

Nick Roushabout 2 months


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush



Postseason honors continue to pile up for Kentucky football players. Darian Kinnard and Josh Paschal can add the prestigious title “All-American” to their respective resumes.

Wednesday morning CBS Sports unveiled its 2021 college football All-American teams. Kinnard earned a spot on the first team at offensive line, while Paschal was honored as a second team All-American on the defensive line. It’s almost as though the SEC SIDs were not paying attention when they put Paschal on the SEC’s second team.

Kinnard was only one of three power five offensive linemen that graded higher than 85 percent in both pass and run blocking. A two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, the Knoxville native was a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy. Kinnard led the team with 30 knockdown blocks and allowed only one quarterback sack in more than 350 pass plays. He also was a first team All-American selection by the Action Network.

Paschal was the third-highest graded EDGE defender in the country this year according to PFF, one spot higher than Alabama’s Will Anderson. The only three-time team captain in UK football history, his 15.5 tackles for loss ranked second in the SEC. Paschal also recorded 53 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a team-high eight quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal.

First Team All-Americans

QBBryce YoungAlabamaSophomore
RBKenneth Walker III *Michigan StateJunior
RBBreece HallIowa StateJunior
WRJameson WilliamsAlabamaJunior
WRDavid BellPurdueJunior
TEBrock BowersGeorgiaFreshman
CTyler Linderbaum *IowaJunior
OLDarian KinnardKentuckySenior
OLEvan NealAlabamaJunior
OLIkem OkwonuNC StateSophomore
OLNicholas Petit-FrereOhio StateJunior
DLAidan Hutchinson *MichiganSenior
DLJordan DavisGeorgiaSenior
DLJermaine Johnson IIFlorida StateSenior
DLDeMarvin LealTexas A&MJunior
LBWill Anderson Jr. *AlabamaSophomore
LBNakobe DeanGeorgiaJunior
LBDevin LloydUtahJunior
CBAhmad GardnerCincinnatiJunior
CBRiley MossIowaSenior
SVerone McKinley IIIOregonSophomore
SJaquan BriskerPenn StateSenior
KJake MoodyMichiganSenior
PMatt Araiza *San Diego StateJunior
KRZonovan KnightNC StateSophomore
PRBritain CoveyUtahJunior
APMarcus JonesHoustonSenior

Second Team All-Americans

QBKenny PickettPittsburghSenior
RBTyler BadieMissouriSenior
RBSincere McCormickUTSAJunior
WRJordan AddisonPittsburghSophomore
WRChris OlaveOhio StateSenior
TETrey McBrideColorado StateSenior
CAlec LindstromBoston CollegeSenior
OLZion JohnsonBoston CollegeGraduate
OLKenyon GreenTexas A&MJunior
OLThayer MunfordOhio StateGraduate
OLMax MitchellLouisianaJunior
DLKayvon ThibodeauxOregonJunior
DLGeorge KarlaftisPurdueJunior
DLWill McDonald IVIowa StateJunior
DLJosh PaschalKentuckySenior
LBDavid OjaboMichiganJunior
LBNik BonittoOklahomaJunior
LBMalcolm RodriguezOklahoma StateSenior
CBCoby BryantCincinnatiGraduate
CBMarcus JonesHoustonSenior
SKyle Hamilton Notre DameJunior
SJordan BattleAlabamaJunior
KNoah RugglesOhio StateGraduate
PJordan StoutPenn StateSenior
KRBrian BattieSouth FloridaSophomore
PRMarcus JonesHoustonSenior
APDeuce VaughnKansas StateSophomore

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