Spence, Smith Earn Weekly Honors

Spence, Smith Earn Weekly Honors

Sept. 26, 2010

CORAL GABLES, Fla.– University of Miami football student-athletes Sean Spence and Andrew Smith have been recognized as national players of the week by the College Football Performance Awards. Both players earned honorable mention honors – Spence at linebacker and Smith on the defensive line.

Spence led the `Canes with nine tackles and Smith had two sacks and three tackles for a loss last week in Miami’s 31-3 win at Pittsburgh. Spence had six solo and three assisted tackles to go along with 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for a loss. Smith – who had four total tackles against the Panthers – had a breakout game, consistently getting into the backfield and putting pressure on the quarterback.

On the season, Spence has team-highs for solo tackles (15), total tackles (24) and tackles for a loss (6.5).

Earlier this year, Travis Benjamin, Lamar Miller and Matt Bosher were recognized by the College Football Performance Awards after their performances at No. 2 Ohio State.

The Hurricanes will play at Clemson at noon on Saturday, Oct. 2. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN 3D.