Washington finished the 2001 season as UT's leader in catches (64) and receiving yards (1,010). Now that Donte' Stallworth has jumped to the NFL, KW is the unquestioned ''go-to guy'' of Tennessee's receiving corps.
Ritzmann ranked No. 13 on UT's tackle chart last fall, with 24 solos, 9 assists and 33 total hits. He established himself as a big-play man, however, with four sacks, eight tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup. He also produced 10 points — six on a fumble recovery in the Kentucky end zone, two on a two-point conversion catch vs. Memphis and two more on a safety vs. Syracuse.
Here are some other interesting items from TSN's preseason All-SEC listing:
* Kentucky may struggle in the rugged SEC East but the Wildcats may lead the league in special teams play. The Big Blue's Glenn Pakulak is the first-team All-SEC punter and Derek Abney is the first-team All-SEC kick return specialist.
* Florida's offense lost three underclassmen to the NFL draft — WRs Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell, plus OT Mike Pearson — but still has plenty of returning talent. TSN lists QB Rex Grossman, RB Earnest Graham and G Shannon Snell as first-team All-SEC selections.
* Arkansas may have more playmakers on DEFENSE than offense. TSN tabs linebacker Tony Bua, cornerback Lawrence Richardson and safety Ken Hamlin as first-team All-SEC picks.
* Alabama appears to have the SEC's best defensive line. Two Tiders, end Kindal Moorehead and tackle Jarret Johnson, are first-team all-conference choices.