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Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins 2020 Heisman Trophy

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) runs against Florida during the first half of the...
Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) runs against Florida during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 7:04 PM CST
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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.

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.

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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