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Kentucky Wildcats' Benny Snell named FWAA Freshman All-American

Benny Snell's memorable first season at Kentucky has collected yet another honor.

After rushing for 1,091 yards and 13 touchdowns, Snell was on Monday named to the FWAA's Freshman All-America Team. He led the nation in rushing touchdowns by a freshman.

The Westerville, Ohio, naive's rushing yards and touchdowns were both UK freshman records despite not taking a snap until the third game of the season. He also teamed with Boom Williams to give the Wildcats a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in the same season for the first time in school history.

Snell had five 100-yard rushing performances, including a season-high 192 at Missouri and 152 against Austin Peay.

Kentucky had the No. 16 rushing attack in the nation this season, posting 3,044 yards. It marked only the second team in program history to top the 3,000-yard plateau, joining the 1974 Cats.


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