Christopher Smith, a senior defensive back for Georgia, has announced his plans for the 2022 season.

“This year was nothing short of amazing,” he wrote on Instagram. “With that being said, I have decided to return to the University of Georgia for my last year of eligibility.”

Smith had a solid season for Georgia as he played in 12 games, and started 11, as he finished with 35 total tackles, 4 pass breakups, 3 interceptions and 2 QB pressures. In the national championship game against Alabama Smith made a career-best 7 tackles, 2 pass breakups, a quarterback pressure and a third-quarter interception. He also threw a key block to spring Kelee Ringo on his 79-yard interception return for a TD that iced the game for the Bulldogs.

Smith had a career-high 7 tackles and an interception in Georgia’s 33-18 win over Alabama on Monday, along with a key third down pass breakup for the Bulldogs’ defense.

In this national championship season, Smith will be remembered for having one of the early highlights of the season. Smith’s first career interception was a big one against Clemson with 2:58 left before halftime, he picked off a pass and returned it 74 yards for the Bulldogs’ first score of the 2021 season.