Georgia racks up three SEC coaches' individual awards


Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith and true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm have all earned Southeastern Conference Coaches individual awards, according to a league announcement.

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.

Georgia beat Auburn on Saturday in convincing fashion, 28-7, to clinch a berth in the College Football Playoff.

Smart was also named SEC coach of the year in awards announced Monday by the Associated Press. None could vote for players on his own team. Smith was named the MVP of the SEC Championship Game. He ranks third in the conference in pass efficiency, threw for more than 2,000 yards and 21 touchdowns, and received SEC Freshman of the Week recognition three times. Earlier this season he set the SEC career scoring record, which now stands at 471 points. He was a midseason All-America selection and was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Tigers' win at Texas A&M. The Butkus Award victor has 113 tackles, including 10 ½ for loss and leads the Bulldogs with 5 ½ sacks.

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