Georgia DB Tykee Smith named PFF preseason first-team All-SEC

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Pro Football Focus (PFF) recently released its preseason All-SEC selections for the upcoming 2021 season.

Georgia football is represented by first-team selection, West Virginia transfer Tykee Smith at defensive back, along with four other first-team selections in LSU transfer Arik Gilbert at receiver, senior guard Justin Shaffer, senior linebacker Nakobe Dean and senior punter Jake Camarda.

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PFF wrote,

“Georgia transfer Tykee Smith didn’t allow a single catch of 15 plus yards in his coverage last year”

Smith, out of Pennsylvania, Pa., decided to transfer to Athens after a great season for the Mountaineers. Smith is graded as the best returning defensive back in the country, per PFF.

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In 2020, Smith racked up 61 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in 10 games played.

Check out some of Smith’s career highlights here:

You can find the full list of selections here.