– Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 9, 2022
Four years ago today, the Alabama Crimson Tide won their fifth national championship under Nick Saban on a touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to new wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
Two national titles and a Heisman Trophy later, Smith just broke DeSean Jackson’s franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie in one season.
Four years ago today, Alabama won their fifth national championship under Nick Saban thanks to Tua Tagovailoa’s TD pass against DeVonta Smith.
Always amazing 👏 pic.twitter.com/4Fxoj698cY
– ESPN (@espn) January 8, 2022
Smith entered Saturday’s contest at 38 yards to match Jackson and landed a 25-yard catch on an incline pass, to register his first target of the night.
After a 12-yard return, Smith was down to a yard to get an exit to land at 916 yards before exiting.
DeVonta Smith just set Eagles rookie receiving recordpic.twitter.com/NTfVxJ3pX8
– PFF (@PFF) January 9, 2022
Smith will finish 84 under 1,000 yards this season as he’s unlikely to play beyond the second quarter.