Georgia's Roquan Smith takes home Butkus Award as top linebacker

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Georgia's Roquan Smith was named the winner of the 2017 Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker.

Smith is the first Georgia player in history to claim the honor. The junior is fresh off collecting a season-high 13 tackles and a sack in the Bulldogs' SEC championship victory over Auburn.

For the season, Smith posted 113 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the playoff-bound Bulldogs.

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