Ole Miss Linebacker Sanogo Selected to Student-Athlete Leadership Council

Ole Miss Rebel linebacker Mohamed Sanogo has been chosen to represent the team as a member of the SEC Football Student-Athlete Leadership Council.

One representative from each SEC institution makes up the Council, which will hold its annual meeting at SEC headquarters in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.

Sanogo, who started all 12 games at linebacker for Ole Miss during the 2018 season, led the Rebels with 112 total tackles on the season. He is one of only two Rebels over the last 12 years to record at least 100 tackles in a season.

The Plano, Texas native became the only Rebel since at least 1998 to record two 16-plus tackle games in the same season. Sanogo’s 9.3 tackles per game ranked third in SEC.

The Football Leadership Council is one of three components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The other two consist of representatives on the men’s and women’s basketball leadership councils.

Agenda items for the group this weekend include a meeting with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, 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. 

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