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Fred Smoot named a SEC Football Legend

 BIRMINGHAM (SECSports.com) - The Southeastern Conference 2014 Football Legends Class includes 14 former SEC stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions. The conference announced its lineup of 2014 SEC Football Legends on Thursday.

This year's class includes All-Americans, All-SEC selections and Academic All-Americans as well as NCAA and SEC record holders. The group represents teams that won National and SEC Championships and are represented in state, school and college football halls of fame.
The class will be honored at the 2014 SEC Football "Weekend of Champions" Dec. 5-6 in Atlanta.

Fred Smoot was a first-team All-SEC selection in both his junior and senior seasons at Mississippi State and a consensus All-American cornerback as a senior in 2000. A finalist for the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, he transferred to Mississippi State from Hinds Community College and started all 23 of the games in which he played during his two-year career with the Bulldogs and intercepted 10 passes. Smoot was selected in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He played nine NFL seasons - seven with the Redskins and two with the Minnesota Vikings.


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