LEXINGTON - Kicker Taylor Begley is one of seven University of Kentucky football players named to the Academic All-District IV Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America in the first round of Academic All-America voting.
Begley, running back Alexis Bwenge and offensive tackle Hayden Lane were named to the first team and are now eligible for All-America selection.
Selected to the second team were tight end Jeremiah Drobney, offensive guard Matt Huff, cornerback Antoine Huffman and wide receiver Gerad Parker.
To earn a nomination for the Academic All-America process, a player must have a career grade-point average of 3.2 or higher, be a sophomore or higher in academic and athletic standing, and be a starter or key reserve. District IV is comprised of universities from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.