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DeVonta Smith sets Eagles’ rookie record for receiving yards

DeVonta Smith catching a pass in warmups for Eagles prior to game against Falcons
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DeVonta Smith has a special day on the calendar for him.

He became an Alabama football and college football legend on Jan. 8, 2018.

Smith caught a 41-yard, game-winning touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa in the College Football Playoff National Championship versus Georgia. His efforts helped the Crimson Tide secure a 26-23 victory in overtime.

Four years later, Smith has returned with another incredible feat.

He set the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie record for receiving yards in Saturday’s matchup with the Cowboys. Smith caught three passes for 41 yards, moving him to 916 yards on the season. He surpassed DeSean Jackson’s mark of 912 receiving yards from 2008. The Louisiana native totaled two 100-yard performances and has the Eagles in the playoffs as the eighth seed in the NFC.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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