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Born on November 14, 1998, DeVonta Smith is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

He previously played college football at Alabama, where he recorded over 1,800 yards with 23 touchdowns as a senior in 2020.

In his native Amite City, Louisiana, Smith attended Amite High Magnet School. He was a football and basketball player. He made a commitment to play college football at Alabama University.

In 2017, Smith recorded eight receptions for 160 yards and three touchdowns while a true freshman at Alabama. Smith’s lone catch in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship against Georgia was the game-winning touchdown reception in a 26-23 overtime victory.

Smith was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles, who had moved up two spots to take him, with the tenth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. On June 3, 2021, he agreed to a $20.1 million, four-year rookie deal.

Smith’s first NFL grab resulted in his first career touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in week 1. Smith had a strong first campaign for the Eagles, hauling in 64 passes for 916 yards and 5 scores. The Eagles rookie with the most receiving yards in a season was 916 yards.

Smith had a difficult time during the Eagles’ 31-15 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card round. He finished the game with 4 receptions (on 11 targets) for 60 yards.

How does DeVonta Smith pronounce his name?

This is the phonetic pronunciation of DeVonta Smith’s name; (/dəˈvɒnteɪ/ de-VON-tay).

What is DeVonte Smith known for?

Smith received the Heisman Trophy in addition to numerous other medals and trophies for his achievements. He was only the fourth wide receiver overall to win the Heisman since Desmond Howard in 1991. Prior to the Eagles selecting him with the tenth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, he also won two national titles while playing for Alabama.