Moore, Ealy Earn Conference Accolades
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Ole Miss Rebels garnered All-Southeastern Conference accolades from the league’s 14 head coaches for their 2020 performances, the SEC office revealed Tuesday.
Junior wide receiver Elijah Moore earned first team honors, while sophomore Jerrion Ealy hauled in second team accolades as an all-purpose player.
Moore, who elected to forgo the remaining games of his Rebel football careers in order to begin preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft, currently ranks No. 2 in the country in receiving yards (1,193) and receptions (86). The Biletnikoff Award candidate is No. 15 nationally with eight receiving touchdowns and No. 12 in all-purpose yards (158.3 ypg).
Moore’s 1,193 receiving yards this season ranks No. 3 on Ole Miss’ single season record books, just 127 yards shy of A.J. Brown’s 1,320 yards in 2018. He also concluded the 2020 season just 13 catches short of Laquon Treadwell’s career mark of 202 receptions.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native recorded 10 or more receptions in seven of the eight games this season. He became the first receiver in Ole Miss history to accomplish that feat in four straight contests earlier this season.
Ealy leads the Rebels in all rushing categories with 147 carries for 745 yards and nine touchdowns. Ealy has also hauled in 15 catches for 155 yards and one touchdown. He returned a second quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown Saturday vs. LSU in Baton Rouge. It was the sixth 100-yard touchdown return in school history and longest since 2012
The Walnut Grove, Mississippi, native ranks fourth in the SEC with 132.1 all-purpose yards per game. His 11 total touchdowns rank No. 22 in the FBS this season.