COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina freshman offensive center Zack Bailey has been named to the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team, it was announced today.
Bailey, a 6-6, 320-pounder from Summerville, S.C., played in all 12 games in 2015, making five starts. He was pressed into service at Georgia after injuries sidelined the team’s top two centers. He made his first career start against UCF and graded out at 80 percent in the win. Bailey also made the start at center against both Missouri and Vanderbilt. He had never played center prior to his arrival at South Carolina. The true freshman moved to left guard and made the start at that position in each of the final two regular season games against The Citadel and Clemson.
Here is the Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team:
TE – C.J. Conrad, Kentucky
OL – William Clapp, LSU; Martez Ivey, Florida; Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama; Chance Hall, Tennessee
C – Zack Bailey, South Carolina (Summerville High School)
WR – Christian Kirk, Texas A&M; Calvin Ridley, Alabama
QB – Kyler Murray, Texas A&M
RB – Derrius Guice, LSU; Rawleigh Williams III, Arkansas
AP – Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
DL – Arden Key, LSU; Terry Beckner, Missouri; Walter Brady, Missouri; Cece Jefferson, Florida
LB – Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas; Gerri Green, Mississippi State; Darrin Kirkland Jr., Tennessee
DB – Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; Carlton Davis, Auburn; Marlon Humphrey, Alabama; Chris Westry, Kentucky
P – Corey Fatony, Missouri
RS – Christian Kirk, Texas A&M