Bryce Thompson's first year at Tennessee saw him make an immediate impact and now, he has been honored by being named to the SEC All-Freshmen team based on voting by the league coaches.

Thompson played in every game with 10 starts. He led the Vols with three interceptions and seven pass breakups. He made 34 tackles, including four tackles for loss.

Thompson was named to the Pro Football Focus SEC defensive team of the week three times. PFF rated Thompson as the highest-rated true freshman cornerback among those who played at least 190 snaps.

Thompson came to Tennessee as a late arrival. He was the Shrine Bowl offensive MVP for the South Carolina team last December and he won two state titles to close out his high school career, one at Ben Lippen and one at Dutch Fork.