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DeVonta Smith cracks NFL’s top 100 players list as voted by his peers

DeVonta Smith makes a catch against the Chiefs in the Super Bowl
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The National Football League has started its Top 100 Players list of 2023.

Several of the elite players in the league vote on this list, and a former Heisman Trophy winner starts it at No. 100.

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DeVonta Smith, a University of Alabama alumnus, is coming off a season where helped the Philadelphia Eagles reach Super Bowl LVII in his second season. He caught 95 passes for 1,196 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Smith became the first player to record 200+ receiving yards (215) in a College Football Playoff National Championship Game and 100 yards in a Super Bowl matchup. The Louisiana native had nine catches for 100 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith, a former four-star in the Crimson Tide’s 2017 signing class, is an elite route runner with reliable hands. He made clutch plays in college and has brought it to the pros. Smith set a single-season school record for receiving yards (1,856) and touchdowns (23) in 2020 for Alabama, leading the program to a CFP National Championship. He caught the game-winning, 41-yard touchdown pass as a freshman from Tua Tagovailoa in a 26-23 victory in the 2018 CFP National Championship Game (2017 season) versus Georgia.

Smith won the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2020 and became the Tide’s all-time career leader for receptions (235), receiving yards (3,965), and touchdowns (46). The Eagles took him at No. 10 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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He looks forward to having a monster third season. NFL defensive backs know Smith is a tough assignment every week.

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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.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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