Akron's Smith Receives Another Honor

Updated 11/27/2000
University of Akron football standout Dwight Smith is 3-for-3.

The nation's co-leader in interceptions with 10 in 11 games, Smith has been named first-team All-American by a third organization following his sensational 2000 season. The 5-11, 205-pound defensive back today learned he had been selected by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on its 111th All-America Team. He already has been named to the Football Writers Association of America and Football News elite teams.

Smith, a Detroit, Mich., native is on the verge of becoming the fourth Division I-A consensus All-American in Mid-American Conference football history, joining Marshall's Randy Moss (1997), Ball State's Brad Maynard (1996, 1995) and Toledo's Mel Long (1971).

The Zip captain is one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, recognizing the nation's premier defensive back. The award winner will be announced Dec. 7 in Orlando, Fla., as part of the ESPN College Football Awards Show.