U of L DE Marcus Smith honored again

University of Louisville senior defensive end Marcus Smith keeps racking up the postseason awards, being honored again on Thursday. Smith was confirmed for the Senior Bowl and was named a second-team Walter Camp All-American. Cardinal Authority has the latest on Smith.

It's been an exciting week for University of Louisville senior defensive end Marcus Smith.

Smith helped the team beat Cincinnati and earn a bid into the Russell Athletic Bowl last Thursday night and is now getting honored.

On Wednesday, Smith was named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was named a second-team All-American by USA Today newspaper.

Smith added two more honors on Thursday. He was named a second-team Walter Camp All-American and accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl next month in Mobile, Ala.

The Senior Bowl will be held on Jan. 25 and Smith is the first U of L player invited to participate in the all-star game since Billal Powell was selected in 2010.

Smith has 12.5 sacks on the season.