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Nov. 28, 2007

Three University of South Carolina players were named to the 2007 SEC All-Conference team as selected by, it was announced today.

Captain Munnerlyn, a 5-9, 180-pound sophomore from Mobile, Ala. earned a spot on the first-team defense. Munnerlyn was considered the best cover corner for the nation’s fourth-ranked pass defense. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions while logging 47 tackles, including 40 solo stops, in 11 games.

Kenny McKinley, a 6-0, 177-pound wide receiver, earned a spot on the second team as selected by The junior from Mableton, Ga. led the team with a school-record 77 receptions for a team-best 968 yards and team-leading nine touchdowns. He leads the SEC in receptions (77), receptions per game (6.42) and is second in receiving yards per game (80.7). He led the team in receptions in 10 of 12 games and in receiving yards in nine of 12 contests. He had four 100-yard receiving games, including a career-high 14-catch, 151-yard effort against Tennessee. He has caught a pass in 33 straight games.

McKinley was joined on the second team by safety Emanuel Cook. Cook, a 5-11, 211-pound sophomore from Riviera Beach, Fla., leads the Gamecocks with 92 tackles, including 77 solo stops. He ranks sixth in the SEC, averaging 8.4 tackles per game. He also is tied for the team lead with three interceptions.

The Gamecocks wrapped up the 2007 regular season with a 6-6 record overall, 3-5 in SEC play.