Smoak, Tommy - Football, 2007

Tommy Smoak was an outstanding football player at Jenkins High School from 1966-68. He was appointed all three years to the News-Press All-City team and was presented the Lineman of the Year by the Savannah Quarterback Club, Gridiron Club of Savannah, and the Savannah News-Press. He was the first sophomore ever to receive the News-Press honor. In 1967, he was awarded the first ever Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year from the Lucas Theatre and the Savannah Broadcasting Company. In 1968, Smoak was named to the All-American High School Football team by Scholastic Magazine, awarded honorable mention prep All-American High School Football team, and was selected by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to their All-State AAA team. He was also selected to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel and the All-State game by the Georgia High School Association, during which he served as captained for the All-South team. Following his high school career, Smoak accepted a scholarship to the University of Georgia. He lettered as a freshman, was injured his sophomore year, and returned to play his junior and senior years. He had some great games and received high praise from both Vince Dooley and Erk Russell.

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