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Kentucky Wildcats freshmen C.J. Conrad, Chris Westry honored by Athlon

Kentucky's two biggest impact freshmen from the 2015 college football season have been honored for their play.

Tight end C.J. Conrad and cornerback Chris Westry were named freshman All-Americans by Athlon Sports on Wednesday.

Kentucky has now had 25 players earn freshman All-America honors, dating back to 1986. It marks the second consecutive year UK has had a freshman honored, including kicker Austin MacGinnis and tailback Boom Williams in 2014. Conrad and Westry were also named 2015 SEC All-Freshman in a voting of the league coaches.

A native of LaGrange, Ohio, Conrad led all SEC freshman tight ends with 15 catches, collecting 149 yards and a touchdown. A fierce run blocker early in the season, Conrad broke out as a receiving option in a win over No. 23 Missouri, totaling three catches for 55 yards and a 28-yard touchdown.

Westry, a native of Orange Park, Fla., started all 12 games for the Wildcats, ranking second among SEC freshmen with 10 passes defended. The 6-foot-4 corner had a team-high eight pass break-ups, adding 36 tackles, one QB hurry and two interceptions. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week after a game-winning interception at South Carolina to open conference play. He also picked off a pass at Mississippi State, the first interception of the year thrown by MSU standout QB Dak Prescott.

Kentucky Freshman All-America Selections (since 1986)

1986 - Ron Robinson, DB

The Sporting News (1st Team)

1988 - Jerry Bell, DG

Football News (1st Team)

1988 - Greg Lahr, OT

Football News (1st Team)

1989 - Chuck Bradley, OT

Football News (1st Team)

1993 - Moe Williams, TB

Football News (2nd Team)

1997 - Willie Gary, FS

The Sporting News (1st Team)

1998 - Matt Brown, OT

The Sporting News (3rd Team)

1998 - David Johnson, SS

The Sporting News (1st Team)

1998 - Dennis Johnson, DE

The Sporting News (2nd Team)

1999 - Kip Sixbery, OG

The Sporting News (1st Team)

Football News (2nd Team)

2000 - Antonio Hall, OT

Rivals.com (1st Team)

The Sporting News (3rd Team)

2000 - Chad Scott, RB

The Sporting News (3rd Team)

2003 - Lamar Mills, NT

The Sporting News (1st Team)

2003 - Durrell White, LB

The Sporting News (3rd Team)

2004 - Ricky Abren, NT

Rivals.com (2nd Team)

CollegeSportsReport.com (3rd team)

2005 - Braxton Kelley, LB

Rivals.com (2nd Team)

The Sporting News (3rd Team)

2006 - Trevard Lindley, CB

Rivals.com , TSN, FWAA (1st Team)

2009 - Taylor Wyndham, DE

Phil Steele’s College Football (2nd Team)

CollegeFootballNews.com (3rd Team)

2010 - Jordan Aumiller, TE

Phil Steele’s College Football (4th Team)

2010 - Qua Huzzie, LB

Phil Steele’s College Football (5th Team)

2012 - Landon Foster, P

Rivals.com (1st Team)

CollegeFootballNews.com (2nd team)

2014 - Austin MacGinnis, K

Scout.com (1st team)

2014 - Stanley “Boom” Williams, KOR

Phil Steele’s College Football (1st Team)

The Sporting News (1st team)

2015 – C.J. Conrad, TE

Athlon Sports (3rd Team)

2015 – Chris Westry, CB

Athlon Sports (3rd Team)


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