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Trey Smith named first team preseason All-SEC by coaches

Deserved.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Georgia Tech Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Smith is in the news once again this week, earning first team All-SEC honors. The team was voted on by the coaches around the Southeastern Conference. Smith was the only Volunteer to appear on the SEC Coaches All-SEC teams.

Smith is coming off of a health issue which ended up sidelining him for the spring and summer. ESPN’s Chris Low later reported that Smith’s issue was blood clots in his lungs. That has since been treated and Smith was cleared for full contact practice earlier this week.

“I think Trey is probably excited to be out there,” Pruitt said on Wednesday. “He jumped right in there and took all of the reps. We probably limited him a little bit there just to build him up. He looks like he has doing everything except for hitting, so no real surprise there.”

After spending most of his freshman season at right guard, Smith will likely make the transition to left tackle this year. It’s where he’s been working so far during camp and probably where his future will be in the NFL.

The former five-star recruit has also been named to the Outland Trophy watchlist, which awards the nations best interior offensive lineman.

Elsewhere, Georgia led the way in the SEC with 12 representatives across the three all-conference teams. Alabama was second with ten, while Auburn was third with nine.

You can view the full All-SEC rosters here.