Now that the regular season is over, it’s time for all-conference teams to start coming out. And that means it’s just the beginning of the accolades that Vol freshman offensive lineman Trey Smith will be receiving.
It was announced on Monday that Trey Smith was named to the AP All-SEC team as a second-team selection. The true freshman started all 12 games for the Vols this season and played primarily at guard. Smith did, however, fill in at tackle down the stretch because of the numerous amount of injuries the Vols sustained on the offensive line.
Smith was one of four freshman named to the All-SEC teams. LSU cornerback Andraez Williams was a first-team selection, and Missouri tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson joined Smith on the second-team list.
This is the first time the Vols had an offensive lineman named to the AP All-SEC team since Dylan Wiesman was a second-team choice in 2015.
Smith has grabbed national attention this season for his prolific play along the offensive line, especially in his run blocking ability. This All-SEC selection figures to be just the first of many accolades the true freshman will receiver after his play this season.