WACO, Texas – One day after receiving All-America accolades from the Football Writers Association of America, Tennessee senior offensive guard Trey Smith was tabbed a second-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).
The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the ones who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
Smith, a native of Jackson, Tennessee, is UT’s first AFCA All-American since Eric Berry captured first-team accolades in 2009.
In 2020, Smith started all 10 games at left guard and saw action on 664 offensive snaps. For his career, Smith started 41 of the 42 games he played in, including 22 consecutive starts. He tallied over 2,500 offensive snaps in his four years and allowed only one sack in his final two seasons.
Smith, who received his UT undergraduate degree earlier this month, has been selected to play in the 2021 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, on Jan. 30.