December 22, 2021
More Than 250 SEC Players to Wear Graduation Patch
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Dec. 20, 2021) — A total of 255 Southeastern Conference football student-athletes are eligible to wear the SEC Graduation Patch in postseason bowl games, signifying that they have earned their college degrees.
The SEC introduced the patch in 2016 season for student-athletes in all sports who have already earned their degree, but have not exhausted their eligibility. The SEC logo patch on their uniforms is replaced with a special patch with the word “Graduate” underneath the conference logo. The patch is similar in design for all conference schools, but it is school-specific in color.
The 255 football student-athletes from the 13 SEC schools that have qualified for postseason play will be participating in bowl games beginning December 22 with Missouri’s appearance in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
Following is a complete list of SEC football student-athletes who are eligible to wear the patch in postseason bowl games:
Missouri (Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Dec. 22): Blaze Alldredge, Tyler Badie, Barrett Banister, Akial Byers, Kibet Chepyator, Keke Chism, Dawson Downing, Akayleb Evans, Sean Koetting, Michael Maietti, Grant McKinniss, Mason Pack, Shawn Robinson, D’ionte Smith, Richard Taylor, Chris Turner, Hyrin White, Kobie Whiteside, Micah Wilson, Connor Wood, Cannon York
Florida (Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, Dec. 23): Brandon Becar, Lacedrick Brunson, Amari Burney, Malik Davis, Trey Dean, Jean Delance, Kemore Gamble, Chris Howard, Dylan Meeks, Jeremiah Moon, Patrick Moorer, Daquan Newkirk, Stewart Reese, Isaac Ricks, Nicolas Sutton, Tyrone Truesdell, Josh Tse, Antonio Valentino, Rick Wells
Auburn (TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl, Dec. 28): Malcolm Askew, Nick Brahms, Anders Carlson, Brandon Council, Tony Fair, Devin Guice, Brodarious Hamm, Shedrick Jackson, Jacob Jasinski, Bydarrius Knighten, Eku Leota, Barton Lester, Grant Loy, Aidan Marshall, Zakoby McClain, Roger McCreary, Dreshun Miller, Smoke Monday, TD Moultry, Caylin Newton, Demetris Robertson, David Shannon, John Samuel Shenker, Austin Troxell, Chandler Wooten, Kilian Zierer
Mississippi State (AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 28): Jack Abraham, Jordan Davis, Tucker Day, Landon Guidry, Malik Heath, Scott Lashley, C.J. Morgan, Aaron Odom, Fred Peters, Brandon Ruiz, Laquinston Sharp, Cole Smith, Cordavien Suggs, Sherman Timbs, Nathaniel Watson, Tyrus Wheat, Austin Williams
South Carolina (Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Dec. 30): Trey Adkins, Wyatt Campbell, Devontae Davis, Jaylin Dickerson, Eric Douglas, Spencer Eason-Riddle, Jabari Ellis, Jaylan Foster, Sherrod Greene, Brad Johnson, Tyreek Johnson, Dakereon Joyner, Hank Manos, Sean McGonigal, Nick Muse, Zeb Noland, Carlins Platel, Darius Rush, Damani Staley, Aaron Sterling, Jordan Strachan, Chad Terrell, M.J. Webb, Parker White, Dylan Wonnum
Tennessee (TransPerfect Music City Bowl, Dec. 30): Ja’Quain Blakely, Paxton Brooks, LaTrell Bumphus, Matthew Butler, K’Rojhn Calbert, Tanner Dobrucky, Princeton Fant, Grant Frerking, Kenneth George Jr., Hendon Hooker, Nick Humphrey, Theo Jackson, Velus Jones Jr., Cheyenne Labruzza, Ollie Lane, Chase McGrath, Joe Milton III, Solon Page III, JaVonta Payton, J.T. Siekerman, Cedric Tillman, Caleb Tremblay, Jacob Warren, Toby Wilson
Texas A&M (TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Dec. 31): Reinard Britz, Daniel Bushland, Keldrick Carper, Connor Choate, Micheal Clemons, Galen Gallagher, Jacob Groff, Aaron Hansford, Tyree Johnson, Hezekiah Jones, Myles Jones, Luke Matthews, Justin Mellenbruch, Jayden Peevy, Grayson Reed, Seth Small
Alabama (CFP Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Dec. 31): Christopher Allen, Jalyn Armour-Davis, Braxton Barker, Slade Bolden, Tommy Brown, Darrian Dalcourt, DJ Dale, Josh Jobe, Shane Lee, Phidarian Mathis, Jaylen Moody, Chris Owens, Kendall Randolph, LaBryan Ray, Brian Robinson Jr., Major Tennison, Xavier Williams, Daniel Wright, Stephon Wynn Jr.
Georgia (CFP Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, Dec. 31): Latavious Brini, John FitzPatrick, Kearis Jackson, Jaylen Johnson, Jack Podlesny, Julian Rochester, Justin Shaffer, Ameer Speed, John Staton IV, Brady Tindall, Zamir White
Arkansas (Outback Bowl, Jan. 1): Ty Clary, Shane Clenin, Myron Cunningham, Deon Edwards, Dorian Gerald, TJ Hammonds, Hayden Henry, Blake Kern, Grant Morgan, Tyson Morris, John Ridgeway, Jordan Silver, Markell Utsey, Dalton Wagner, De’Vion Warren, McKinley Williams, Tre Williams
Kentucky (Vrbo Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1): Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald, Tyrell Ajian, Josh Ali, Marquez Bembry, Zac Berezowitz, Yusuf Corker, Cedrick Dort Jr., Austin Dotson, Isaiah Epps, Luke Fortner, Colin Goodfellow, Kenneth Horsey, Zach Johnson, Will Levis, Tyler Markray, Quandre Mosely, Will Nalty, Josh Paschal, Justin Rigg, Davonte Robinson, Matt Ruffolo, Clevan Thomas Jr., Naasir Watkins, Quintin Wilson, Jordan Wright
Ole Miss (Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1): Zikerrion Baker, Ben Brown, Mac Brown, Chance Campbell, Peyton Cox, Lakia Henry, Jaylon Jones, Deane Leonard, Hal Northern, Jahcour Pearson, Tyrrell Pigrome, Jordan Rhodes, Chase Rogers, Braylon Sanders, Tariqious Tisdale, Orlando Umana, Terrell Vassel, Sam Williams
LSU (TaxAct Texas Bowl, Jan. 4): Andre Anthony, Avery Atkins, Myles Brennan, Damone Clark, Lloyd Cole, Austin Deculus, Darren Evans, Neil Farrell Jr., Todd Harris, Ed Ingram, Mike Jones Jr., Cam Lewis, Glen Logan, Liam Shanahan, Jared Small, Preston Stafford, Nick Storz