Test - Georgia Bulldogs beaming about seniors like Christopher Smith

Georgia defensive back Christopher Smith (right) strikes a pose alongside teammate Kelee Ringo after intercepting a pass against Clemson and returning it 74 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of what ended as a 10-3 win over the No. 3-ranked Tigers in the Dukes Mayo Classic in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2021. (Photo by Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

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Georgia defensive back Christopher Smith (right) strikes a pose alongside teammate Kelee Ringo after intercepting a pass against Clemson and returning it 74 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of what ended as a 10-3 win over the No. 3-ranked Tigers in the Dukes Mayo Classic in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2021. (Photo by Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

ATHENS -- When Christopher Smith was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, the least surprised person in Georgia was Winston Gordon.

“Chris Smith is a phenomenal person, man; let’s get past the athlete part of it,” Gordon said Tuesday morning. “Chris Smith was a leader in the classroom here, graduated in the top 25 percent of his class, made well over a 1,000 on his SAT. So first off you have to applaud his parents because they did a great job of raising him and his brother T.J.”