UK’s Stoops, Allen receive Associated Press honors

UK’s Stoops, Allen receive Associated Press honors
(Wildcat Blue Nation) Can Mark Stoops succeed where others have failed in the basketball loving Bluegrass State.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Wildcats are racking up postseason honors after an historic season.

Head football coach Mark Stoops was named SEC Coach of the Year by the AP.

Linebacker Josh Allen was named SEC defensive player of the year.

Allen adds this honor to his growing list, which includes being named a finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award.

Also receiving recognition were offensive guard Bunchy Stallings and running back Benny Snell, who both received first-team All-SEC honors.

Stoops, Allen and the Wildcats take on Penn State in the Citrus Bowl at 1 p.m. on New Years Day.

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