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Shane Ray selected as SEC Defensive Player of the Year

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We'll share more complete information as it becomes available, but it appears that Shane Ray has been selected as the SEC's defensive player of the year.

This is the second consecutive year that a Missouri player has won or shared the honor; Michael Sam was defensive co-player of the year last year on his way toward becoming a consensus All-American.

Of course, another selection was a bit on the confusing side.

Dan Mullen was chosen as the SEC's coach of the year over Gary Pinkel, but that wasn't entirely unexpected -- Mississippi State had a hell of a year. But while I want to be a little bit offended by Markus Golden's snub, I'll choose instead to simply be happy for Ray who had one hell of a year.

Mizzou sure can crank out the defensive linemen, huh?