Jody Victor : Smith Player Of The Year

Jody Victor: Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith received another honor last week as Sporting News magazine named him College Football Player of the Year. Smith has proved to be the ultimate dual-purpose quarterback. He is a threat to make something out of nothing with his feet, but it was his continued development as a passer that turned him into the nation's best player.

Smith completed 199-of-297 passes for 2,507 yards while leading the Big Ten with 30 touchdown passes and tossing just five picks. Even more important, Smith guided the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record and a spot in the BCS championship game.

Also announced was the 2006 All-American team.

On Offense

QB Troy Smith, Ohio State

RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas

RB Steve Slaton, West Virginia

WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech

WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee

TE Jonny Harline, BYU

OL Steve Vallos, Wake Forrest

OL Justin Blalock, Texas

OL Dan Mozes, West Virginia

OL Sam Baker, USC

OL Joe Thomas, Wisconsin

On Defense

DL Gaines Adams, Clemson

DL Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State

DL LaMarr Woodley, Michigan

DL Justin Hickman, UCLA

LB Dan Connor, Penn State

LB Patrick Willis, Ole Miss

LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

DB Reggie Nelson, Florida

DB Eric Weddle, Utah

DB Daymeion Hughes, California

DB John Talley, Duke


K Justin Medlock, UCLA

P Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor

KR Marcus Thigpen, Indiana

PR DeSean Jackson, California

Go Bucks!

Jody Victor