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Football: Chris Smith Named FWAA Second Team All-American

Redshirt sophomore has now earned All-America honors from three publications

Chris Smith

LAFAYETTE – Return specialist Chris Smith picked up his third All-America honor after being tabbed a Second Team All-American kick returner by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Smith has now picked up All-America honors from three different publications after receiving First Team All-America status from Pro Football Focus (PFF) and 247Sports/CBS Sports. He was also named a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference performer by the league and PFF.
A native of Louisville, Miss., Smith is one of the most electric kick returners in the nation, boasting 617 kick return yards and two touchdowns. On the season, he ranks fourth nationally in return yards and is one of four FBS returners with two kick-return scores.
His production saw him become one of just five kick returners in the nation to receive a grade of 90.0 or above by PFF.
The redshirt sophomore also racked up Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors for All-Purpose yards after totaling 1,137 yards this season, good for 30th in the nation.