Times Staff Report
December 4, 2012
LEXINGTON – University of Kentucky football senior offensive lineman Larry Warford has been named an All-Southeastern Conference performer by The Associated Press, the wire service announced Monday.
Warford earned second-team All-SEC honors. Warford has now earned All-SEC honors for the last three years. He was named All-SEC second team by AP each of the last two seasons. In addition, he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches in 2009.
Kentucky has had at least one AP All-SEC second-team selection every year since 2002.
Warford received high praise throughout the season from the UK coaching staff for playing with amazing skill up front. He did not allow a quarterback sack all year, grading at 90.3 percent for the season and totaling 48 knockdown blocks.
Warford, who came to UK from Richmond, Ky., ended his UK career having played in 47 games with 37 consecutive starts. The senior was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week after UK’s win over Kent State, handling blocking responsibilities on KSU’s star lineman Roosevelt Nix. In the game, Warford collected eight knockdown blocks and graded out at 91.7 percent.
Warford began the season on the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Trophy Watch Lists, while he was chosen as a first-team midseason All-SEC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football. Warford led the UK offensive line being named game captain five times throughout the season. Warford helped UK tailbacks earn 4.9 yards per carry during the season, including rushing for 342 yards against Samford.