University of Alabama sophomore left tackle Andre Smith was named the co-recipient of the 2007 Southeastern Conference Jacobs Trophy, presented annually to the league's most outstanding blocker, the SEC office announced on Wednesday.
Smith is the only UA offensive lineman to start all 12 games at the same position this season. On Tuesday, he was named First-Team All-SEC by the league’s head coaches. Smith has started at left tackle in all 25 games in his UA career and scored on a two-yard lateral in last year’s Independence Bowl game against Oklahoma State.
Smith becomes the 19th player in school history to win the Jacobs Trophy and the first since Wesley Britt was honored in 2004. Other Crimson Tide winners include Riley Smith (1935), Leroy Monsky (1937), Hal Self (1946), Butch Avinger (1949 & 1950), Billy Neighbors (1961), Butch Wilson (1962), Cecil Dowdy (1966), John Hannah (1972), Buddy Brown (1973), Sylvester Croom (1974), Bob Cryder (1977), Dwight Stephenson (1979), Wes Neighbors (1986), Howard Cross (1988), Tobie Shiels (1993), Chris Samuels (1999) and Britt (2004).