Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins 2020 Heisman Trophy

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins 2020 Heisman Trophy
12/5/20 MFB Alabama vs Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) Photo by Kent Gidley (Source: Kent Gidley)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith was awarded the 2020 Heisman Trophy in a virtual ceremony Tuesday evening.

Smith is the first wide receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991. He is the third Alabama player in history to win the award. In 2009, running back Mark Ingram was the first Bama player to be awarded the Heisman. Running back Derrick Henry received the award in 2015.

The official Heisman voting tabulation broke down as follows: Smith received 447 first place votes and 1,856 total points followed by Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence with 222 first place votes and 1,187 total points. In third, Bama QB Mac Jones with 138 first place votes and 1,130 total points. Florida QB Kyle Trask finished fourth with 61 first place votes and 737 total points. It was previously announced Alabama RB Najee Harris finished fifth in the vote. He received 16 first place votes and 216 total points.

Smith is Alabama’s leader in all-purpose yards with 1,912 averaging 159.3 yards per game. He also leads the nation in receiving yards, touchdown receptions, and yards after catch.

As a punt returner for the Crimson Tide, Smith averaged 24.3 yards per punt return with one touchdown across nine returns totaling 219 yards.

Earlier in the day Tuesday, Smith was also awarded the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation’s most versatile player in college football.

“To all the kids out there that’s not the biggest, not the strongest, just keep pushing, because I’m not the biggest; I’ve been doubted a lot just because of my size,” Smith said. “Really, it just comes down to if you put your mind to it, you can do it. No job is too big.”

After defeating Notre Dame 31-14 on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl Game semifinal, Alabama is scheduled to play Ohio State in the CFP National Championship game on Monday, January 11 in Miami.

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