Recent Christopher Smith Notes
Finalist for the 2022 Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation’s top defensive player...Associated Press and Coaches' All-SEC First Team...has started at DB in all 15 games...has 61 tackles -- fourth-best on the team -- five for lost yardage, one QB sack, a team-high three interceptions, five pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and a 96-yard TD return of a blocked field goal...had six tackles, one for lost yardage, his fourth career interception and a pass breakup in season-opening win over No. 11 Oregon...had five tackles, one for a 3-yard loss, and recovered a second-quarter fumble in win over Vanderbilt...then career-high-matching seven tackles, including a 13-yard QB sack, in win over Florida...had five tackles and two pass breakups in win at Mississippi State...also had seven stops in win at Kentucky...made three pivotal plays in SEC Championship win over LSU...returned a blocked FG 96 yards for the game’s first TD...broke up a pass that was intercepted by a teammate, leading to the Bulldogs’ third TD one play later...had a fourth-quarter interception, the fifth of his career...named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week...posted eight solo tackles in win over Ohio State at the CFP Semifianl Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl...credited three tackles and a forced fumlbe in the CFP National Championship win over TCU...named to the preseason watch list for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate defensive back...also preseason All-SEC Second Team, as voted by media attending SEC Media Days.
Played in 12 games, starting in 11...finished with 35 total tackles, four pass breakups, three interceptions and two QB pressures...played on every defensive snap in three games this season: Clemson, Tennessee and Alabama...stellar performance in CFP Championship Game vs. Alabama: career-best seven tackles, two pass breakups, a QB pressure and a third-quarter interception...also threw a key block to spring Kelee Ringo on his 79-yard INT return for a TD...had three tackles and a QB hurry in season-opening win over #3 Clemson...first career interception was a big one; with 2:58 left before halftime, he picked off a Clemson pass and returned it 74 yards for the Bulldogs’ first score of the 2021 season...named one of three team captains for the UAB game...had a first-quarter interception and 20-yard return in win at Vanderbilt...credited with a pair of tackles in win at Auburn before incurring a shoulder injury.
Played in all 10 games, starting the last five contests of the season...26 total stops and four QB pressures thus far...career-high five tackles in win over South Carolina...had four tackles and two QB pressures vs. Miss. State...had three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Cincinnati...played extensively in win over Auburn, with three tackles...saw action in the Bulldogs' season-opening win at Arkansas...credited with a fourth-quarter tackle vs. the Razorbacks...had a tackle vs. Tennessee on KO coverage unit...career-best four stops in win at Kentucky...three tackles vs. Florida.
Played in all 14 games and had seven total stops...had two tackles vs. Tennessee...had a tackle in kickoff coverage vs. Kentucky...also saw time on kickoff return unit.
Saw action in five games, with four total stops...three of his tackles came against MTSU...also had a stop vs. Georgia Tech.
Hapeville Charter Career Academy, coached by Winston Gordon...247Sports.com four-star prospect...Ranked as the #30 cornerback nationally, #316 overall prospect nationally and the #34 prospect in Georgia... Rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #185 nationally, #18 CB and #22 in the state...PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #319 nationally and a member of the Top 350 All-American Team...ESPN.com three-star prospect...Helped lead Hapeville Charter to a 14-1 season and the GHSA Class AA title in 2017...Honored as the 2017 Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year by the Georgia Sports Writers Assn., in addition to being named to the GSWA 2017 Class 2A All-State First-Team defense...Named to the AJC 2017 All-State Class 2A First-Team defense, as well as the AJC’s All-Metro (Atlanta/South Fulton) Team...Had an INT in the state title game...Made five INTs and nine PBUs as a senior...Named to the AP 2016 All-State Class 2A First-Team defense...Prep teammate of current UGA defensive back William Poole, III, for three seasons...Also competed in the 100 meters for the Hapeville Charter track team.
Full name CHRISTOPHER PAUL SMITH, II...major: Management...recipient of the Teka and John Adams Football Scholarship.
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