This past weekend ESPN put on its annual ESPY's Award show honoring the best of the best in the world of sports from the past year. The Alabama Crimson Tide was represented in three categories, best team, best male athlete and best record-breaking performance. Senior wide receiver DeVonta Smith was awarded the ESPY for Best Male College Athlete.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith has been named the recipient of the 2020-21 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year. Smith won the award by way of a vote of the league's athletic directors. The award has been given out since 1976 for men and 1984 for women and is the most prestigious athletic award given out by the Southeastern Conference.
Former Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts returned to Alabama Saturday to host his football youth camp. The camp was held at Hoover Metropolitan Complex with an early morning session and a second session later that same evening.
Last year's Heisman winner and new Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devonta Smith landed on the list at No. 3 only behind Larry Fitzgerald and Randy Moss, two of college football's and NFL's greatest receivers. Connelly wrote that Smith had a "perfect career" at Bama winning a national title as a freshman, making one of the greatest plays in college football history and winning another as as senior along with winning the Heisman Trophy to cap off the arguably the greatest season by a Alabama player. Smith had 235 career catches, 3,965 receiving yards and 46 touchdowns.