Heisman winner DeVonta Smith hints at Alabama reunion with Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa
The Alabama Crimson Tide are national champions once again and have another Heisman Trophy winner. However, this time it wasn’t a quarterback or a running back, it was wide receiver DeVonta Smith. He became the first wide receiver to win the award since Desmond Howard in 1991. As Smith prepares for the NFL Draft, he is already eyeing a possible reunion with current Dolphins QB Tua Tagavailoa, who also played his college ball at Bama.
DeVonta Smith on NFLN regarding @Tua: “We have talked about how it would be nice to run it back again.”
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 26, 2021
Smith put up video game numbers in 2020 in Tuscaloosa, finishing the Heisman campaign with 98 catches for 1511 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He went on a tear in the College Football playoff, first torching Notre Dame for seven catches and 130 yards and three scores. Smith then went even more insane in the title game with 12 catches for 215 yards and another hat trick of scores.
Tua and Smith were part of a lethal Alabama offense that featured Henry Ruggs, Damien Harris, Jerry Jeudy, and Jaylen Waddle- all of who will be playing on Sundays in a few months. Tua was a first-round pick by the Dolphins last year and soon, will be joined by numerous Bama teammates in the league.
The Tua-to-Smith connection is as good as it gets, and who can forget the game-winning touchdown in the National Championship game a few years back against Georgia?
WHAT. A. GAME.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 9, 2018
The possibility of a reunion is very likely, and the Miami Dolphins hold the third and 18th overall picks in the upcoming draft.
The Dolphins’ leading receiver last season was DeVante Parker who finished the year with 63 catches for 793 yards, so it’s obvious they need a playmaker to pair with their franchise quarterback.
Despite the rumored Tua-for-Deshaun Watson trade, it seems that the two former Crimson Tide stars could be playing together in the NFL with the Dolphins.