HORN (LEFT), WONNUM NAMED TO SEC ALL-FRESH­MAN TEAM

The State - - Sports - BY JOSH KEN­DALL jk­[email protected]­tate.com

South Carolina’s foot­ball team had to rely on a lot of fresh­men dur­ing the 2018 sea­son.

On Thurs­day, two of them were rec­og­nized for their con­tri­bu­tion by the SEC.

Of­fen­sive line­man Dy­lan Wonnum and de­fen­sive back Jaycee Horn were both placed on the con­fer­ence’s All-Fresh­men team, which is voted on by the league’s 14 coaches.

Wonnum, the brother of ju­nior de­fen­sive end D.J. Wonnum, took over the start­ing right tackle job mid­way through the sea­son.

Horn was a starter from the be­gin­ning of the sea­son and is sev­enth on the team in tack­les with 39 and first in pass breakups with eight.

South Carolina played 15 first-year fresh­men this year.

“We re­ally think we’ve hit on a lot of good play­ers in this class,” head coach Will Muschamp said.

Wonnum and Horn aren’t the only play­ers with Columbia con­nec­tions to make the team. De­fen­sive back Bryce Thomp­son, a one-time South Carolina re­cruit who signed with Ten­nessee, also made the team. Thomp­son played at Dutch Fork High School.

FRESH­MAN ALL-SEC

OF­FENSE

TE Daniel Parker, Mis­souri

OL Isaiah Wil­son, Ge­or­gia; Cade Mays, Ge­or­gia; Dy­lan Wonnum, South Carolina; Ben Brown, Ole Miss

WR Jaylen Wad­dle, Alabama; Seth Wil­liams, Auburn

QB Justin Fields, Ge­or­gia

RB JaTarvi­ous Whit­low, Auburn; Tyler Badie, Mis­souri; JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M

AP JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M DE­FENSE

DL Jor­dan Davis, Ge­or­gia; Phi­dar­ian Mathis, Alabama; Bobby Brown, Texas A&M; Tyree John­son, Texas A&M

LB Dim­itri Moore, Van­der­bilt; Jac­quez Jones, Ole Miss; Eyabi Anoma, Alabama; DeAn­dre Square, Ken­tucky

DB Patrick Sur­tain II, Alabama; Bryce Thomp­son, Ten­nessee; Jaycee Horn, South Carolina; Trey Dean III, Flor­ida SPE­CIAL TEAMS

PK Seth Small, Texas A&M P Jake Ca­marda, Ge­or­gia RS JaShaun Corbin, Texas A&M

Dy­lan Wonnum

Jaycee Horn

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