DeVonta Smith’s Parents: Meet Kelvin Dickerson and Christina Smith-Sylve

On November 21, 2020, DeVonta Smith defeated Kentucky and set the SEC career record for catching touchdowns with two. Since the award’s establishment in 1998, Smith became the first wide receiver to be named AP Player of the Year.

In 2020, Smith defeated Kyle Trask, Trevor Lawrence, and teammate Mac Jones for the Heisman Trophy, making him only the fourth wide receiver overall and the first since Desmond Howard in 1991.

A few days later, Smith broke the marks for receptions in a title game (12) and touchdown receptions (3) against Ohio State in the CFP National Championship Game. He also finished with 215 yards after leaving the game early in the third quarter due to a hand injury.



Smith was voted the offensive MVP as Alabama won the championship game 52–24, their sixth in 12 years. While playing for Alabama, Smith set more than seven receiving records at the institution.

Smith agreed to attend the 2021 Senior Bowl, but he chose not go. Because of his small stature and athletic prowess, his teammates at Alabama dubbed him the “Slim Reaper.”

DeVonta Smith’s Parents: Meet Kelvin Dickerson and Christina Smith-Sylve

The parents of DeVonta Smith are Christina Smith-Sylve and Kelvin Dickerson. DeVonta grew up seeing his father primarily on the weekends because Kelvin worked as a manager at a vehicle detail shop.

Even so, Kelvin has been a fierce advocate for his son and was seen jubilating when DeVonta won the Heisman Trophy.

Christian Smith-Sylve, Smith’s mother, and Smith are very close. Smith surprised his mother by buying her a new home after agreeing to a $20.141 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this year.