|No. 6 – Philadelphia Eagles|
|Born:||November 14, 1998|
Amite City, Louisiana
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school:||Amite (Amite City, Louisiana)|
|NFL Draft:||2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2021|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
DeVonta Smith (// de-VON-tay; born November 14, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). As a senior at Alabama in 2020, he recorded over 1,800 yards with 23 touchdowns, for which he won the Heisman Trophy alongside several other awards and honors. Smith was the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Desmond Howard in 1991 and only the fourth overall. He also won two College Football National Championships while at Alabama prior to being selected by the Eagles tenth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
As a true freshman at Alabama in 2017, Smith had eight receptions for 160 yards and three touchdowns. In the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship against Georgia, Smith had the game-winning touchdown reception in overtime to give Alabama the 26–23 victory.
Smith led the Alabama in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, with 1,256 yards and 14 touchdowns on 68 receptions. After the season, his teammates Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy forfeited their remaining NCAA eligibility to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, where they ended up as first-round picks, but Smith chose to return for his senior year.
On November 21, 2020, Smith broke the all-time SEC career record for most receiving touchdowns, with two against Kentucky.
Smith became the first wide receiver to win the AP Player of the Year award since its inception in 1998. Smith was selected over finalists Kyle Trask, Trevor Lawrence and teammate Mac Jones to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award since Desmond Howard in 1991 and only the fourth overall.
Several days later in the CFP National Championship Game against Ohio State, Smith set records for title game catches (12) and touchdown receptions (three), and also totaled 215 yards, despite leaving early in the third quarter with a hand injury. Alabama won, 52–24, their sixth title in 12 years, while Smith was named Offensive MVP of the championship game.
While at Alabama, Smith became known as "The Slim Reaper", given to him by his teammates due to his small frame and athletic ability.
Smith was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the tenth overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Eagles traded up two spots to select him. On June 3, 2021, Smith signed his four-year rookie contract with Philadelphia, worth $20.1 million and a $12 million signing bonus.
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