DeVonta Smith Leads Undefeated Alabama to National Title Win, Give Thanks to God
By Movieguide® Staff
Alabama coach Nick Saban and this year’s Heisman winner DeVonta Smith made history as the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game.
Saban led the undefeated college football team to their sixth national championship since 2009. The win moved Saban past fellow Alabama coaching legend Bear Bryant for the most all-time wins.
Bama’s lead wide receiver and Heisman winner Smith set an SEC record for career receiving yards on three touchdown passes from quarterback Mac Jones.
Although Smith left the game two plays into the second half due to a hand injury, he remained proud of his team’s season and thanked God.
“I wouldn’t be able to do none of this without my teammates or without God. Just come here, I just put in the work every day no matter what the situation was, just believing in my coaches and them putting me in the right situations just to make plays,” Smith said. “Just blessed to be in this situation.”
Alabama has a history of Christian athletes dominating in college and making it into the NFL. Former Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa now uses his platform in the NFL to share his faith.
Movieguide® previously reported on a documentary about Tagovailoa’s career at Alabama and his battle with injuries:
Outspoken Christian and NFL quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is getting his own documentary from Fox Sports called TUA.
“I’m excited about this film for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it represents the deep love and appreciation that I have for my culture, my faith and, more importantly, my family,” said Tagovailoa. “I am extremely proud of this project and the efforts it took to get here. I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”