Roquan Smith On The Cusp Of Joining UGA Legends In Elite Class

Roquan Smith On The Cusp Of Joining UGA Legends In Elite Class

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Roquan Smith On The Cusp Of Joining UGA Legends In Elite Class


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Georgia inside linebacker Roquan Smith is in the mix for three prestigious end-of-season NCAA defensive awards…

Roquan Smith, a junior out of Montezuma, Georgia, is one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. Smith is accompanied by Michigan’s Devin Bush, Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edminds, Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards and Clemson’s Dorian O’Daniel as finalists for the award.

Smith ranks fifth in the SEC with 91 recorded tackles, which leads the Bulldogs.

In addition to the Butkus Award, Smith is also a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player. The other finalists are NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver.

The list of potential honors does not end there, however. Smith is currently a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, which also goes to the nation’s top defensive player.

Smith has the potential to make Georgia history and become the first ever Georgia Bulldog to win the Butkus Award.

He also aims to become the third UGA player ever to win multiple awards in one season. In 2004, defensive end David Pollack won the Bednarik Award, Lott Trophy, Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award. In 1982, Herschel Walker won the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award and the Heisman Trophy.

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