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South Carolina’s Jamyest Williams earn All-SEC freshman honors

By Dwayne McLemore

dmclemore@thestate.com

December 07, 2017 03:04 PM

South Carolina defensive back Jamyest Williams was named to the 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team that was announced Thursday.

Williams played in 11 games as a true freshman. He finished the regular season with 38 tackles, ranking seventh on the team, and he finished fifth for USC with four tackles for loss.

Williams led the Gamecocks with 10 tackles against Texas A&M, and he also forced three turnovers in his first collegiate season. The freshman recovered a fumble against Kentucky, and his interceptions against Missouri and Florida were key turning points in SEC victories.

The Dacula, Ga., native is USC’s first SEC All-Freshman selection since 2015, when current junior offensive lineman Zack Bailey was honored.

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Earlier this week:

▪  Tight end Hayden Hurst and linebacker Skai Moore earned first-team All-SEC recognition the league’s head coaches.

▪  Hurst was a first-team All-SEC pick by The Associated Press, with Moore and defensive lineman Dante Sawyer earning second-team All-SEC AP honors.

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC

OFFENSE

TE

Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL

Trey Smith, Tennessee

Andrew Thomas, Georgia

Solomon Kindley, Georgia

Saahdiq Charles, LSU

C

Trystan Castillo, Missouri

WR

D.K. Metcalf, Ole Miss

Jhamon Ausbon, Texas A&M

QB

Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB

D’Andre Swift, Georgia

Malik Davis, Florida

AP

Larry Rountree III, Missouri

DEFENSE

DL

Nick Coe, Auburn

K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU

Big Kat Bryant, Auburn

Tre Williams, Missouri

LB

Dylan Moses, Alabama

Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State

Anthony Hines III, Texas A&M

DB

Greedy Williams, LSU

CJ Henderson, Florida

Marco Wilson, Florida

Jamyest Williams, South Carolina

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK

Jace Christmann, Mississippi State

P

Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU

RS

Henry Ruggs III, Alabama*

Lynn Bowden, Kentucky*

Larry Rountree III, Missouri*

De'Vion Warren, Arkansas*

(* - Ties )