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Roquan Smith named to FWAA All-America First Team

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UGA football linebacker Roquan Smith has been named to the First Team of the 2017 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America Team, it was announced on Monday.

Roquan Smith and defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama were the only two first-team selections from the SEC.

Roquan Smith hails from Montezuma, Georgia (Macon County). In 13 games played this season, Smith has recorded 113 total tackles (72 solo, 41 assisted), 5.5 sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

2017 FWAA ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE
QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (6-1, 220, Sr., Austin, Texas)
RB Bryce Love, Stanford (5-10, 196, Jr., Wake Forest, N.C.)
RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State (5-11, 220, Sr., Norwalk, Calif.)
WR Michael Gallup, Colorado State (6-1, 200, Sr., Monroe, Ga.)
WR James Washington, Oklahoma State (6-0, 205, Sr., Stamford, Texas)
TE Mark Andrews, Oklahoma (6-5, 254, Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz.)
OL Orlando Brown, Oklahoma (6-8, 345, Jr., Duluth, Ga.)
OL Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame (6-8, 315, Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
OL Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame (6-5, 330, Sr., Holmdel, N.J.)
OL Chukwuma Okorafor, Western Michigan (6-6, 330, Sr., Southfield, Mich.)
C Billy Price, Ohio State (6-4, 312, Sr., Austintown, Ohio)

DEFENSE
DL Austin Bryant, Clemson (6-5, 265, Jr., Pavo, Ga.)
DL Bradley Chubb, NC State (6-4, 275, Sr., Marietta, Ga.)
DL Ed Oliver, Houston (6-3, 290, So., Houston, Texas)
DL Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois (6-0, 225, So., Saint Charles, Mo.)
LB Josey Jewell, Iowa (6-2, 236, Sr., Decorah, Iowa)
LB Joel Lanning, Iowa State (6-2, 230, Sr., Ankeny, Iowa)
LB Roquan Smith, Georgia (6-1, 225, Jr., Montezuma, Ga.)
DB DeShon Elliott, Texas (6-2, 210, Jr., Rockwall, Texas)
DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (6-1, 202, Jr., Old Bridge, N.J.)
DB Josh Jackson, Iowa (6-1, 192, Jr., Corinth, Texas)
DB Derwin James, Florida State (6-3, 215, So., Haines City, Fla.)

SPECIALISTS
K Matt Gay, Utah (6-1, 220, Jr., Orem, Utah)
P Michael Dickson, Texas (6-3, 205, Jr., Sydney, Australia)
KR Tony Pollard, Memphis (5-11, 200, So., Memphis, Tenn.)
PR Dante Pettis, Washington (6-1, 195, Sr., San Clemente, Calif.)
AP Saquon Barkley, Penn State (5-11, 230, Jr., Coplay, Pa.)

2017 FWAA ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE
QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville; RB Kerryon Johnson, Auburn; RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin; WR Steve Ishmael, Syracuse; WR Anthony Miller, Memphis; TE Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin; OL Bradley Bozeman, Alabama; OL David Edwards, Wisconsin; OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson; OL Frank Ragnow, Arkansas; OL Braden Smith, Auburn.

DEFENSE
DL Clelin Ferrell, Clemson; DL Maurice Hurst, Michigan; DL Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State; DL Harrison Phillips, Stanford; LB Micah Kiser, Virginia; LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma; LB Devin White, LSU; DB Quin Blanding, Virginia; DB Jalen Davis, Utah Statel; DB Justin Reid, Stanford; DB Denzel Ward, Ohio State. Specialists: K Daniel Carlson, Auburn; P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah; KR Mike Hughes, UCF; PR D.J. Reed, Kansas State; AP Marcus Green, ULM.

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