FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football’s T.J. Smith has been named to the 2018 Southeastern Conference Community Service Team.
Smith, a junior defensive lineman from Moultrie, Georgia, has served alongside several organizations to help better the Fayetteville and Arkansas communities. He has participated in Lift Up America, visited with Boys & Girls Club children at post-practice events, worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield to help pack meals for families in need for the Fearless Food Fight and has visited Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital multiple times to lift the spirits of sick children.
He has also worked diligently in the classroom, earning First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades for the 2015-16 athletic year and was also awarded Fall Academic Honor Roll status by the conference after the 2017 football campaign.
On the field, Smith started 10 of 12 games played at defensive tackle in 2018, racking up 26 tackles, 10 solo, as well as 3.5 for loss. He tallied eight games with multiple tackles, with a season-high of four against Tulsa on Oct. 20, including his only sack of the year.
The SEC names a Community Service Team for each of its 21-league sponsored sports, highlighting a student-athlete from every member institution who gives back to his community through superior service efforts. Last season, offensive lineman Frank Ragnow was honored for his work off the field.
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