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