Alabama Wide Receiver DeVonta Smith Wins Heisman Trophy, First Receiver to Win Award Since 1991
By ESPN // January 5, 2021
Smith's 2020 stats: 105 receptions, 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns
“To all the young kids out there that’s not the biggest, not the strongest: just keep pushing.”
DeVonta Smith delivers a heartfelt acceptance speech after winning the Heisman Trophy ❤ pic.twitter.com/tljrFemRbe
— ESPN (@espn) January 6, 2021
(ESPN) – The nearly three-decade drought of wide receivers failing to win the Heisman Trophy ended when Alabama senior DeVonta Smith was presented the award during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night.
Smith is the third player from Alabama to claim college football’s most prestigious award and the first receiver to win it since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.
Smith beat out three other finalists, all of whom were quarterbacks: Alabama’s Mac Jones, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask.
Smith received 447 first-place votes (1,856 total points). Lawrence (222 first-place votes, 1,187 points) finished second, followed by Jones (138, 1,130) and Trask (61, 737).
Smith leads the FBS in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,641) and receiving touchdowns (20). He has dropped only two passes all season.
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