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Jackson native wins in Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl LVII was a highly anticipated match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philidelphia Eagles as both teams entered with 14 wins in their seasons.

Mayor Conger stands beside Trey Smith holding up an autographed jersey, Smith holds a key to the city.
Jackson's Mayor Conger with Kansas City Chief Trey Smith (Photo/Mayor Scott Conger)

Trey Smith took the field on Super Bowl Sunday as the right guard for the Chiefs. Smith, who wears the number 65 for Kansas City, is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and a Jackson, Tenn. native.

Mayor Scott Conger of Jackson, took to social media to congratulate Smith on his huge accomplishment. "Congratulations Trey Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs! We just keep #winning in Jackson"

Originally entering the NFL as a sixth-round pick (226th overall) by the Chiefs in the 2021 NFL Draft, Smith has proved himself worthy of his position on the field. In the nail-biting Super Bowl LVII, he started as the right guard and helped to solidify the offensive line that gave up no sacks during the game as the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35.

The 23-year-old is an offensive lineman in his second season with the Chiefs allowing only 2.5 sacks for the entire 2021 season. Smith started all 17 regular season games in 2021, becoming only one of 18 players in franchise history to start all regular season games in a rookie season.

Teenage Trey Smith standing behind a graphic that reads "LVII Super Bowl Champion"
(Photo/University School of Jackson)

Attending the University School of Jackson, Smith performed well enough to play for the Volunteers at a collegiate level. A five-star recruit and one of the nation’s top prospects, he was also a member of ESPN 300 and ranked No. 5 overall in the nation by 247 and the top player in the state of Tennessee.

He was a heralded recruit in the 2017 signing class for Knoxville. A highly decorated player, receiving multiple awards throughout his collegiate career off and on the field. As a freshman, he became the first Vol true freshman to start at left tackle in over 30 years en route to Freshman All-America honors. Off the field, was a leader in the community, spearheading charity drives, and was the recipient of the 2019 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year and was also a two-time SEC Community Service Team representative.

While in college, the Kansas City offensive lineman spearheaded a coat drive for Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry (KARM) during the 2018 season where 1,000 coats were donated over five days because of his efforts. And wanted to create a foundation to help communities and create a scholarship in his late mother’s name.


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