Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith will try to become just the fourth player in league history to win a national championship in college, the Heisman Trophy, and a Super Bowl Championship. The others to do it, per NFL Media, are Charles Woodson, Marcus Allen, and Tony Dorsett.
The 24 year-old Smith can accomplish this feat in his second NFL season. The other three players to achieve this are all NFL Hall-of-Famer’s.
Asked if he feels any differences between playing for the championship of the NFL versus college, Smith said: “The only difference is, in college, I kind of knew I was going to be back next year. Here it’s different. You don’t get this opportunity that many times.”
Smith won two national titles at Alabama, in 2017 and 2021. After winning his second, he was drafted months later by the Eagles after they traded up to the tenth selection to take him.
Smith has rewarded the Eagles with elite production. He set the franchise record for yards receiving in a season as a rookie with 916 on 64 catches, adding five touchdowns. He broke the mark held by DeSean Jackson in 2008. Smith followed up his rookie season with 1,196 yards on 95 catches with seven TDs.
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith. Photo courtsey of Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports