'Unbelievable': NFL world in awe over 'greatest ever' college star

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
DeVonta Smith (pictured) running in a touchdown for Alabama in their national championship victory.
DeVonta Smith (pictured) had an incredible performance for Alabama in their national championship victory over Ohio State. (Getty Images)

The NFL world has run out of words to describe college wide receiver DeVonta Smith after the Heisman Trophy winner kept his best performance for last to help Alabama lift the national championship.

Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State clashed for the national championship, but the wide receiver stole the show with one of the great college football performances.

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Smith set a national championship record with 12 receptions.

He also ran for 215 yards and scored three touchdowns to help lift Alabama to a 35-17 half-time lead.

Despite being injured in the third-quarter and going off the field, Alabama finished 52-24 winners.

The 22-year-old senior had fans across the US gushing with praise.

Denver Broncos wide receiver, Jerry Jeudy, said Smith was the greatest wide receiver in college football history.

NBA star LeBron James echoed the huge sentiment.

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Where do we pick in the draft? Asking for a friend,” Giants rookie Xavier McKinney tweeted during the game.

Another Giants great and two-time Super Bowl winner Justin Tuck tweeted: “Trade up and get this kid Devonta Smith, Giants, jeez.”

The Giants have an 11th pick in the 2021 season draft.

Smith was the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, for the best college football player, since Desmond Howard in 1991.

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