January 30, 2019
SEC Football Leadership Council Meeting This Weekend
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 30, 2019) — The Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, which consists of one football student-athlete from each of the SEC’s 14 universities, will convene for its annual meeting at the SEC offices in Birmingham Friday and Saturday.
Among the agenda items for the group this weekend is a review of NCAA and SEC legislative items, open discussion on topics submitted by members of the Council, and engagement with football officials on rules of the game, student-athlete/referee interaction and careers in officiating. LSU’s Blake Ferguson, who attended the NCAA Convention last week as one of three SEC student-athlete representatives, will provide an update as Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council.
The Football Leadership Council is one of three components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The other two components are the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Councils. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey introduced new Student-Athlete Leadership Councils for the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball, which, in addition to the conference’s longstanding Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. The councils serve as a conduit of communication to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience and student-athlete wellness.
The student-athletes who comprise the SEC Football Leadership Council are: Chris Owens (Alabama), T.J. Smith (Arkansas), Derrick Brown (Auburn), Jeremiah Moon (Florida), Rodrigo Blankenship (Georgia), Jordan Griffin (Kentucky), Blake Ferguson (LSU), Mohamed Sanogo (Ole Miss), Tyre Phillips (Mississippi State), Larry Rountree III (Missouri), Daniel Fennell (South Carolina), Ryan Johnson (Tennessee), Keeath Magee (Texas A&M) and Colin Anderson (Vanderbilt).