Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith has had a phenomenal season, and as it turns out, CBS agrees.
On Tuesday, CBS Sports announced its All-America team for this season, and Smith is one of six distinguished players to be a first-team selection across the board by each of the voters on the outlet’s panel of college football experts.
The others were Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Bryce Love, N.C. State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb, and specialists Tony Pollard of Memphis and Dante Pettis of Washington.
Smith, a junior, has been chosen as a first-team selection by four of the five outlets that determine a unanimous All-American: The Associated Press (AP), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).
The fifth outlet, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), has yet to announce its Division I All-America team.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior finished with 113 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 8 quarterback hurries, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.
In the win over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, Smith had a season-high 13 tackles ― 2 for a loss ― to go with a sack, 2 quarterback hurries and that aforementioned fumble recovery.