Five Kentucky football players were named to the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 All-Commonwealth Collegiate team, the school announced Wednesday.
Seniors Winston Guy, Danny Trevathan and Ryan Tydlacka, and juniors La'Rod King and Larry Warford were named to the 44-member team. Trevathan earned the Defensive Player of the Year Award by the organization.
This is the second year for the All-Commonwealth Team, which was created "to give recognition to youth at a local level and empower them to develop expectations of greatness." According to the organization’s release, "these athletes represent the best college football players that the state of Kentucky has to offer, while their dedication to the game has contributed significantly to their teams."
Trevathan led the SEC in tackles for the second straight season, recording 143 stops in 2011. He ranked fifth nationally in tackles with an 11.92 average per game, and led all linebackers in fumbles forced (five), while ranking second among linebackers in interceptions with four. Trevathan finished the season with 11.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, five pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. Trevathan ended his Kentucky career ranked 10th all-time on Kentucky's career tackle list with a total of 374.
Guy was second in the SEC with 120 tackles. He tied for 22nd nationally, averaging 10 tackles per game. Guy had eight games of double-figure tackles this season, including a high of 14 at South Carolina and against Tennessee.
King led Kentucky in receiving in 2011 with 40 catches for 598 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tydlacka ranked fourth in the SEC, averaging 43.6 yards per punt in 2011. He helped Kentucky rank second in the league in net punting with 39.6 yards per punt. Tydlacka had 20 punts of at least 50 yards, leading the SEC, and he also placed 19 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Warford allowed only one quarterback sack in 2011, and was graded at 87.5 percent for the season. Warford was a second team All-SEC pick, and led the Wildcats with 34 knockdown blocks.