DeVonta Smith Becomes Second Louisiana Native to Win Heisman
Sure, he dominates while wearing our despised crimson red, but no one can dispute the legendary season Alabama's DeVonta Smith just wrapped up.
As hard as some LSU fans may find it to root for anyone wearing a crimson helmet, I like to believe most Louisianans are proud of one of our own. This week, Amite, Louisiana native DeVonta Smith won the most prestigious award in college football.... The Heisman Trophy.
Smith winning the award is a big, big deal. Not only did he complete one of the most dominant seasons from the wide receiver position in recent memory, but he also became the first wide receiver to win the award in nearly three decades!
The last wide receiver to claim the honor was Michigan's Desmond Howard back in 1991.
Over the last thirty years, you could only make a true Heisman argument for a very small handful of collegiate wide receivers. Michael Crabtree certainly comes to mind, who as a freshman at Texas Tech, caught 134 passes for an astounding 1,962 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Crabtree finished fifth in Heisman voting that season.
DeVonta's Heisman winning stat line is very much impressive, with the Louisiana native going for 1,641 yards on 105 catches with 20 touchdowns.
Smith winning the award gives Louisiana just it's second Heisman trophy winning native. The first came all the way back in 1957 when Springhill native John David Crow won the award as a running back at Texas A&M.