LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville football’s Marcus Smith, who earlier Wednesday was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was tabbed a USA Today second-team All-American.
Smith is Louisville's first All-American since Harry Douglas was named an Associated Press All-American in 2007.
Smith, a first-team American Athletic Conference honoree, led the league decisively in total sacks in conference play with 10.5 and sacks per game at 1.31. The Columbus, Ga., native currently ranks seventh on the school's charts with 12.5 sacks overall and needs just half a sack to tie for fifth most in a season. Smith is second in the league in tackles for loss per game both overall (11.5) and per game (1.44). Smith also forced three fumbles and blocked a kick.