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Kinnard named AP Preseason Second-Team All-American

ESPN also named the lineman its 67th best player in college football.
All-American candidate Darian Kinnard has moved back to his spot at right tackle after starting...
All-American candidate Darian Kinnard has moved back to his spot at right tackle after starting fall practice at left tackle.(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 6:04 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky offensive lineman Darian Kinnard has been named a second-team AP Preseason All-American.

Kinnard has made 26 consecutive starts at offensive tackle for the Wildcats. ESPN also named the lineman its 67th best player in college football.

The entire Associated Press first and second teams are listed below:

Offense

Quarterback - Spencer Rattler, sophomore, Oklahoma.

Running backs -- Breece Hall, junior, Iowa State; Bijan Robinson, sophomore, Texas.

Tackles - Evan Neal, junior, Alabama; Kenyon Green, junior, Texas A&M.

Guards - Cain Madden, senior, Notre Dame; Zion Johnson, senior, Boston College.

Center - Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.

Tight end - Charlie Kolar, senior, Iowa State.

Wide receivers - Chris Olave, senior, Ohio State; Justyn Ross, junior, Clemson.

All-purpose player - Kyren Williams, sophomore, Notre Dame.

Kicker - Cade York, junior, LSU.

Defense

Ends - Kayvon Thibodeaux, junior, Oregon; DeMarvin Leal, junior, Texas A&M.

Tackles -- Haskell Garrett, super senior, Ohio State; Bryan Bresee, sophomore, Clemson.

Linebackers - Will Anderson Jr., sophomore, Alabama; Nik Bonitto, junior, Oklahoma; Mike Rose, senior, Iowa State.

Cornerbacks - Derek Stingley, Jr., junior, LSU; Ahmad Gardner, junior, Cincinnati.

Safeties - Kyle Hamilton, junior, Notre Dame; Brandon Joseph, sophomore, Northwestern.

Punter - Jake Camarda, senior, Georgia.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback - Sam Howell, junior, North Carolina.

Running backs - Mohamed Ibrahim, senior, Minnesota; Isaiah Spiller, junior, Texas A&M.

Tackles - Thayer Munford, senior, Ohio State; Darian Kinnard, senior, Kentucky.

Guards - Jamaree Salyer, senior, Georgia; Emil Ekiyor, junior, Alabama.

Center - Jarrett Patterson, junior, Notre Dame.

Tight end - Jalen Wydermyer, junior, Texas A&M.

Wide receivers - Garrett Wilson, junior, Ohio State; John Metchie III, junior, Alabama.

All-purpose player - Jerrion Ealy, junior, Mississippi.

Kicker - Anders Carlson, senior, Auburn.

Defense

Ends - Aidan Hutchinson, senior, Michigan; George Karlaftis, junior, Purdue.

Tackles - Jordan Davis, senior, Georgia; Dante Stills, senior, West Virginia.

Linebackers - Devin Lloyd, super senior Utah; Christian Harris, junior, Alabama; Micah McFadden, senior, Indiana.

Cornerbacks - Kaiir Elam, junior, Florida; Tiawan Mullen, junior, Indiana.

Safeties - Jalen Catalon, redshirt sophomore, Arkansas; Jaquan Brisker, super senior, Penn State.

Punter - Lou Hedley, senior, Miami.

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