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Warford honored by ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fourth time in the last week, senior offensive lineman Larry Warford has been honored as an All-Southeastern Conference performer after ESPN.com selected Warford first-team All-SEC on Monday.

This is the first time Warford has earned the honor from ESPN.com. Last week, Warford was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press, league coaches and CollegeSportsMadness.com. Fellow SEC linemen that were honored by ESPN.com were Texas A&M juniors Luke Joeckel, who won the Outland Trophy, and Jake Matthews, along with Alabama seniors Barrett Jones, who won the Rimington Trophy, and Chance Warmack.

Warford received high praise throughout the season from the UK coaching staff for playing with amazing skill up front. He did not allow a quarterback sack all year, grading at 90.3 percent for the season and totaling 48 knockdown blocks.

Warford, who came to UK from Richmond, Ky., ended his UK career having played in 47 games with 37 consecutive starts. The senior was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week after UK’s win over Kent State, handling blocking responsibilities on KSU’s star lineman Roosevelt Nix. In the game, Warford collected eight knockdown blocks and graded out at 91.7 percent.

Warford began the season on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Trophy Watch Lists, while he was chosen as a first-team midseason All-SEC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football. Warford led the UK offensive line being named game captain five times throughout the season. Warford helped UK tailbacks earn 4.9 yards per carry during the season, including rushing for 342 yards against Samford.


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