Ah, the summer of ’69. Peace, love and Woodstock, right?

Turns out it may have been SEC quarterbacks, not the Vietnam War, that inspired those events. The 1968 season was miserable for them, as no fewer than five players on the conference’s Top 10 all-time interceptions list played in the league.

Archie Manning threw 8 touchdowns against 17 interceptions at Ole Miss. But Auburn’s Loran Carter (21), Vanderbilt’s John Miller (18) and Mississippi State’s Tommy Pharr (18) all threw more interceptions than he did.

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With the proliferation of passing — and hurry-up offenses that produce more plays per game — one would imagine that interceptions are sky high. But Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace led the SEC with 14 picks last season, and 2013 featured just three SEC quarterbacks with double-digit interceptions.

For a variety of reasons, passing has become more advantageous and safer. That may explain why just five of the top 16 SEC players all-time, as ranked by interceptions, played since 1990.

In that context, congratulations to Senquez Golson, who became the fourth Rebels player with at least 16 career interceptions in the Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Here are the Top 10 all-time SEC players ranked by career interceptions.

PlayerSchoolInterceptionsYears
T1. Bobby WilsonOle Miss201946-49
T1. Chris WilliamsLSU201977-80
T3. Glen CannonOle Miss191967-69
T3. Antonio LanghamAlabama191990-93
T5. Buddy McClintonAuburn181967-69
T5. Tim PriestTennessee181968-70
T7. Harry GilmerAlabama161944-47
T7. Jake ScottGeorgia161967-68
T7. Mike JonesTennessee161967-69
T7. Harry HarrisonOle Miss161971-73
T7. Jeremiah CastilleAlabama161979-82
T7. John MangumAlabama161986-89
T7. Corey WebsterLSU162001-04
T7. Bacarri RamboGeorgia162009-12
T7. Senquez GolsonOle Miss162011-14
T7. Johnthan BanksMississippi State162009-12