Alabama WR DeVonta Smith Wins Heisman

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Alabama senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith is the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, just ahead of the national championship game. So he has a chance to win two biggies and the year has just started. The first goal of every college football player has already been achieved.

“First off, I’d like to thank God. Without him, none of this would be possible,” Smith said while accepting the award.

Smith also thanked his family and Alabama coach Nick Saban, among many others, including his teammates.

“To all the young kids out there that’s not the biggest, not the strongest: just keep pushing.” Smith said. “You put your mind to it, you can do it.”

Smith became the first receiver to win the award since Michigan’s Desmond Howard snagged it in 1991. Smith is also just the fourth receiver ever to have won the Heisman — joining Howard, Notre Dame’s Tim Brown (1987) and Nebraska’s Johnny Rodgers (1972).

Along with Smith, this year’s group of finalists also included Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Florida QB Kyle Trask and Crimson Tide QB Mac Jones.

“There’s a lot I have left to accomplish as a player and as a student, and I feel that my time is not up at Alabama,” Smith tweeted exactly one year ago. “I have unfinished business to take care of and the only way to do that is to stay one more year. After praying and talking with my family and Coach Saban, I’ve decided that I will return for my senior season.”

Smith and Alabama are scheduled to face Ohio State in the national championship game on Monday. For the season, he has 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns in 12 games.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Meh. The award became meaningless in 2005, when ESPN led the campaign to award the Heisman to Reggie Bush instead of Vince Young. Well, in the BCS championship game we found out who was the best college football player in American, now didn’t we?

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