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DeVonta Smith wins Heisman

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith has been named the winner of the 2021 Heisman Trophy. The trophy was awarded via a virtual ceremony airing on ESPN on Tuesday night.


Smith beat out Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence by a wide margin and had more than twice the first place votes. He was one of three Crimson Tide players to finish in the top five in voting, joining QB Mac Jones (3rd) and RB Najee Harris (5th). Florida QB Kyle Trask finished in fourth place.


Smith's acceptance speech included a message for young athletes, encouraging them that they can achieve anything regardless of the obstacles. He specifically pointed out size, which is something he mentions he has had to overcome from a young age.


Smith becomes just the fourth receiver to ever win the award and the first since Michigan's Desmond Howard in 1991. He is also the third Alabama player to win the award since 2009-- joining running backs Mark Ingram (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015).


He currently has 105 catches totaling 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns as Alabama enters the National Championship game scheduled for Monday.

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