The Heisman Trophy winner was officially announced yesterday and the award went to DeVonta Smith, the first wide receiver to earn that trophy since 1991.
The University of Alabama star is the 86th winner of college football’s highest individual honor. He was presented with the trophy Tuesday.
“I congratulate all the finalists,” Smith said. “Just to be in this situation with you guys, y’all are great athletes, and just to be a part of something like this is truly a blessing. I want to thank my family, my mom, my dad, just everything that y’all taught me to mold me into the young man I am today. I want to thank my mentor, Vincent Sanders. Without you I wouldn’t be where I am today, just from the rise to taking me places that I want to visit, just to doing things and just helping me get to where I am.”
Smith, who is a senior, joined fellow finalists teammate Mac Jones, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, and Florida’s Kyle Trask.
“I want to thank Coach [Nick] Saban for giving me the opportunity to come play at the University of Alabama. I thank Coach [Holmon] Wiggins, my receiver coach, just for helping me day in and day out, watching film, making me a better player. I thank my teammates. With team success comes individual success, so without y’all, I wouldn’t be where I am today, winning this award.”
The final tally was as follows:
Smith came out on top with 1,856 points. Clemson quarterback Lawrence was behind him with a total of 1,187 points, Alabama quarterback Jones came in a close third with 1,130 points and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask was fourth with 737 points. All these players are from the Southeastern Conference.
Congratulations to DeVonta Smith, our 2020 Heisman Trophy winner! pic.twitter.com/8dX3lYwK2F
— The Heisman Trophy (@HeismanTrophy) January 6, 2021