Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith gets a familiar jersey number

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

The first time DeVonta Smith popped on the radars of many Philadelphia Eagles fans (and fans of NFL teams everywhere), he was hauling in that pass from Tua Tagovailoa to help the Alabama Crimson Tide snatch the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy from the Georgia Bulldogs.

Ever since that night he just got better and better. Not only did he add another College Football National Championship to his resume during his final season at the collegiate level, but he also took home the CFP National Championship Offensive MVP Award as well.

Add that to a trophy case that includes two First-team All-SEC nods. In 2020, he earned the SEC Offensive Player of the Year Award, the Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, and the Heisman Trophy. That isn’t all though.

He was also the winner of the Maxwell Award winner in 2020 and the winner of the Walter Camp Award, the Biletnikoff Award, the Paul Hornung Award, and the AP College Football Player of the Year. He was also a Unanimous All-American.

Get used to seeing the Number 6 at Philadelphia Eagles games at The Linc.

Many of you probably already saw this coming, but thanks to the NFL’s decision to expand acceptable numbers at various positions, wide receivers can wear single digits on their work clothing. As mentioned, we all watched Number 6 tear up the college landscape. Now, we’ll watch him do work in that same number at Lincoln Financial Field and any stadium the Birds visit.

Take a look.

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In 2020, Smith tallied 117 receptions for 1,856 yards as he reached the end zone 23 times. If he just does half of that in year one, Philadelphia Eagles fans will be happy. Our money says his best football life is still ahead of him, and that’s music to your ears if you’re a Birds fan.