Although Kentrell Brothers didn't get national recognition for his outstanding play in 2015, SEC coaches surely noticed.
The senior out of Oklahoma was named as an SEC first-team selection on Tuesday. He led the nation with 152 tackles, and also set a high-mark with an average of 12.7 stops a game. Brothers also leads the country with three blocked kicks.
The statistical output — in addition to his conference recognition — adds further to the perplexing decision in not including Brothers as one of the 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award. In fact, LSU linebacker Deion Jones — one of five finalists for the prize — is not a first or second-team SEC selection.
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Harris enjoyed a true breakout season for the Tigers. He accrued 7.0 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. Harris continues the Mizzou streak of having at least one defensive lineman finish as a first or second-team all-conference selection for 10 straight seasons.