Smiley was named first-team All-America by "Pro Football Weekly" magazine, while Garth was among the SEC coaches' picks for freshmen.
Smiley has 35 career starts for the Crimson Tide, ranking just ahead of fellow offensive lineman Wesley Britt who has 33. Smiley and Britt were named to several pre-season All-America lists.
Although he missed two games with a foot sprain, Smiley was instrumental in helping the Crimson Tide to 2,067 rushing yards in 2003, which was the fourth highest total in the SEC. Smiley had 785 snaps on the season, and he played an incredible 108 snaps in the five overtime game against Tennessee
Garth recorded 62 tackles in 2003, including two sacks. He also added three pass break-ups, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Garth's 62 stops ranks seventh on the Crimson Tide squad and are the most for a freshman on the team. His tackle total also ranks third in the SEC among freshman.
The Decatur, Alabama native scored a touchdown against Georgia this season when he scooped up a fumble and ran ten yards on a Georgia punt attempt.
Ten of the 12 Southeastern Conference football squads were represented on the fourth annual SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team.
Eastern Division co-champion Florida led the way with five selections, including quarterback Chris Leak, the SEC Freshman of the Year. Leak and teammate Channing Crowder were unanimous selections for the Gators. Georgia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt each had three selections followed by Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and Mississippi State with two selections each. Alabama and South Carolina had one selection each.
Freshman All-SEC, Offense
TE Keith Zinger LSU 6-5 260 Leesville, La. OL Donovan Davis Miss. State 6-7 330 Jackson, Miss. OL Daniel Inman Georgia 6-7 315 Hope Mills, N.C. OL Arron Sears Tennessee 6-4 300 Russellville,Ala. OL Brian Stamper Vanderbilt 6-5 265 Windermere, Fla. OL Tom Sorensen Vanderbilt 6-4 290 Salt Lake City, Utah WR Courtney Taylor Auburn 6-2 192 Carrollton, Ala. WR Marlon White Vanderbilt 6-4 185 Macon, Ga. QB Chris Leak Florida 6-1 205 Charlotte, N.C. RB Demetris Summers South Carolina 6-1 200 Lexington, S.C. RB Michael Cooper Georgia 5-11 223 Sylvania, Ga.
Freshman All-SEC, Defense
DL Ray McDonald Florida 6-3 252 Belle Glade, Fla. DL Quentin Moses Georgia 6-5 250 Athens, Ga. DL Lamar Mills Kentucky 6-1 275 Slidell, La. LB Channing Crowder Florida 6-2 236 Atlanta, Ga. LB Earl Everett Florida 6-2 210 Webster, Fla. LB Juwan Garth Alabama 6-2 193 Decatur, Ala. LB Durrell White Kentucky 6-3 234 Middlesboro, Ky. DB Will Herring Auburn 6-4 207 Opelika, Ala. DB Corey Campbell Tennessee 6-3 195 Spring, Texas DB LaRon Landry LSU 6-2 180 Boutte, La. DB Quinton Culberson Miss. State 6-0 210 Jackson, Miss.
Freshman All-SEC, Special Teams
P Eric Wilbur Florida 6-2 190 Winter Park, Fla. PK James Wilhoit Tennessee 5-10 190 Hendersonville, Tenn.