History was made Tuesday night as the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Devonta Smith. He became just the first wide receiver since 1991 when Desmond Howard won it at the University of Michigan. Devonta Smith isn’t just the first receiver in Alabama history to win the Heisman Trophy, he is only just the fourth receiver to win it all-time.
Howard was all over the field for Michigan helping them to a 10-1 record. He caught 61 passes for 960-yards and 19 touchdowns while also rushing for another 165-yards and two scores. Desmond was also a threat in the kick return game with two touchdowns on special teams as well.
Smith put up one of the best seasons I have ever seen from a wide receiver this year. Just in 2020 alone he had 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns, and you could even add a rushing touchdown to that. Those numbers would all lead the nation. The cherry on top? Just two dropped passes all season long.
Trevor Lawrence, Kyle Trask and Mac Jones were all nominees as well. Lawrence would finish second in the voting with 1,187 points compared to Smith’s 1,856. Desmond Howard was able to take home 2,077 votes in 1991, but both receivers won in a landslide.
The Crimson Tide are heading to their fifth national championship in six seasons behind an undefeated season. Devonta Smith’s ability to break off big plays is one of the major reasons for it too. They are scoring 48 points a game, which is second in the nation behind Kent State at 49.8 points.
In the National Championship game coming up this Monday we will see Smith line up against Ohio State’s 1st round CB Shaun Wade. Personally I have Devonta Smith winning this match up all night, allowing the Tide another trophy and ring.
Who do you think will take it home Monday night?