Three straight SEC honors for Smith

Preston Smith

Preston Smith

Preston Smith has been crowned as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the third consecutive week. It is the first time in the history of the league for a defensive lineman to claim the award three straight times.

Against South Alabama, the senior defensive end made a career-high two sacks, forced a fumble and also blocked a field goal.

Smith has nine stops on the year with three for loss, two sacks, two blocked field goals, one forced fumble and two interceptions – one of which he returned for a 21-yard touchdown.

The last consecutive three-time winner of an SEC award was former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel claiming the Freshman of the Week honor three times in 2012.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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