Alabama Crimson Tide wide beneficiary DeVonta Smith has been granted the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 school football season.
This is the first run through a wide collector has won the lofty honor since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991, and Smith turns out to be only the fourth wide recipient to win the Heisman since its beginning in 1935.
A school football season dissimilar to some other additionally had an honor function not at all like some other. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Smith acknowledged the honor basically from the University of Alabama grounds in Tuscaloosa. The honor is regularly introduced in December at a ritzy occasion in New York.
Yet, a season that generally begins in August didn’t start until late September.
The senior wideout has had a prevailing season for the undefeated Tide, getting 105 passes for 1,641 yards and 20 scores.
“I kind of feel relieved just that it’s over with now (and) I can focus on this last game,” Smith said. “It feels great just to hear my name called.”
Smith is relied upon to star in Alabama’s forthcoming public title game against the Ohio State Buckeyes set for January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Heisman Trophy is introduced to the player who is casted a ballot the country’s most exceptional school football player. Three players from Alabama have won the honor Smith, running back Mark Ingram in 2009 and running back Derrick Henry in 2015.
“It’s a blessing. Those guys set a standard,” he said. “And I’m just excited that I got a chance to come here and try to play to that standard and set the standard for everybody else that is coming after.”
Smith won the honor with 1,856 focuses. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who numerous analysts predict as the primary pick in the NFL draft, was second with 1,187 focuses. Lawrence missed two games after he gotten the Covid.
Smith’s colleague, quarterback Mac Jones, was third; Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was fourth; and Alabama running back Najee Harris was fifth.
Smith said being one of four wide recipients to win the honor “means a lot to me.”