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01/15/18 - LB Roquan Smith, the Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker, announced Monday he will enter the NFL Draft. Although it took him until the deadline day to declare, his decision comes as no surprise, considering he is a potential top 10 pick. NFLDraftScout.com rates him as the No. 9 prospect.
Smith (6-1, 225) led the charge on defense for Georgia, which lost 26-23 in overtime to Alabama in the national championship game. He made 137 tackles, including 14 for loss and 6.5 sacks, in 15 games. He earned SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors, was the Defensive MVP of the Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma, and took home MVP honors in the SEC title game.
01/08/18 - College Football Playoff national championship game: No. 3 Georgia (13-1) vs. No. 4 Alabama (12-1) at Atlanta, Monday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)...PLAYERS TO WATCH: Georgia: LB Roquan Smith. The Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker and the only defensive player to finish in the top-10 of Heisman voting. Even in a game that featured 104 points and more than 1,000 yards of offense, Smith was one of the best players on the field in the Rose Bowl against Oklahoma. - AP College Football
01/04/18 - 2017 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BOWL TEAM: Linebacker: Roquan Smith, Georgia (Rose): The Butkus Award winner made 11 tackles , including a key third-down stop in overtime that forced Oklahoma to kick a field when a touchdown would have won it for the Bulldogs. - AP College Football
12/13/17 - 2017 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Roquan Smith, Georgia,...Senior offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and senior tailback Nick Chubb, of Cedartown, Ga., were named to the First Team Offense while junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith was included on the First Team Defense. The third-seeded Bulldogs (12-1) travel to Pasadena, Calif., to face second-seeded Oklahoma (12-1) in the College Football Playoff's semifinal round in the Rose Bowl on Monday, January 1. Kickoff is at 5:10 p.m. ET. - Georgia Football
12/06/17 - 2017 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Roquan Smith, Georgia,...Smith, a native of Montezuma, Ga., gave Georgia its first SEC Defensive Player of the Year since David Pollack garnered the only other award of its kind for Georgia in 2004. Smith, who became Georgia's first Butkus Award winner over the weekend as the nation's top linebacker, is also a finalist for the Bednarik Award and that winner will be announced at the ESPN College Football Awards ceremony on Thursday night. - Georgia Football