Eagles WR DeVonta Smith is on the brink of NFL history entering Super Bowl LVII
The 2022-’23 Philadelphia Eagles are no strangers to the record books. With every passing week, it seems like someone on the team is making franchise/NFL history.
Heading into Super Bowl LVII, there are plenty of storylines for both teams. For second-year wideout DeVonta Smith, he’ll join elite company if his team manages to bring home the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night.
At just 24 years old, Smith can become the fourth player in NFL history to win a BCS National Championship, Heisman Trophy, and a Super Bowl. The only other players to do so – Charles Woodson, Marcus Allen, and Tony Dorsett, all of whom have been inducted into Canton.
Smith has already etched his name in Eagles history books during his two years with the team. As a rookie, he set the franchise record for most receiving yards by a first-year WR, hauling in 64 receptions for 916 yards. He followed it up with an even better campaign this season, racking up 1,196 yards on 95 receptions, breaking the record for most receptions in a single-season by an Eagles wideout.
As a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide during his collegiate career, Smith has been in his fair share of big games. And he’s routinely dominated in those moments. In his final game at Alabama, Smith racked up 12 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns against Ohio State in the 2021 BCS National Championship.
When asked about the possibility of joining elite company by winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles wideout remained humble. “It’s just another game, honestly,” he said. “It’s the biggest one because it’s the next one.”
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