Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith was announced as the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday.
Smith beat out Tide teammate, QB Mac Jones, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, and Florida QB Kyle Trask.
The order of the top four: Smith by 700 or so votes over Lawrence with Jones third and Trask fourth.
Smith becomes the first wide receiver to win the prestigious award since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.
Wide receivers who have won the Heisman Trophy:
Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska Cornhuskers (1972)
Tim Brown, Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1987)
Desmond Howard, Michigan Wolverines (1991)
DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide (1991)
Surprisingly, Smith becomes only the third Heisman winner from Alabama. Running backs Mark Ingram (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015) were the previous players for the Crimson Tide to win the Heisman.
Smith put up astounding numbers in 2020. In 12 games, he has 105
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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama
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NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.
The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.
NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”
In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”
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