Friday, December 01, 2006

Rebel Frosh Get Attention

Both of these guys performed well for the Rebels this year. I was a little concerned about Shene early in the year, but he put my concerns to rest. As far as Jerry goes I think he had an outstanding year and has the chance to be one of the best offensive lineman in school history three years from now. I hope Jerry can continue to improve under offensive line coach Art Kehoe's leadership.

OXFORD, Miss – Ole Miss freshmen John Jerry and Joshua Shene both picked up their second All-Freshman honors after the duo was named to the 2006 SEC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News on Friday.

Jerry, who started all 12 games for the Rebels at left guard, led Ole Miss with 26 pancake blocks and helped pave the way for Rebel running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis to finish second in the conference with 999 rushing yards, which also ranks fourth all-time in Ole Miss history.

Shene was just as outstanding, making 14-of-17 field goals on the season, good for 82 percent. Shene connected on a career-long of 52 yards versus Northwestern State and made all 20 of his PATs on the season.

Both Jerry and Shene were named second team Freshmen All-America by earlier in the week. They joined Rebel freshmen Greg Hardy (defensive end) and Marcus Tillman (defensive tackle), who picked up first team Freshman All-America honors by