Devonta Smith compared to Reggie Wayne by LeBron James

29 Aug 1999:
29 Aug 1999: /

Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith was compared to Miami Hurricanes all-time leading receiver Reggie Wayne by LeBron James.

LeBron James compared Alabama Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver, Devonta Smith, to Miami Hurricanes all-time leading receiver Reggie Wayne and his former Indianapolis Colts teammate Marvin Harrison with a Tweet during the National Championship Game on Monday night between the Crimson Tide and Ohio State.

Devonta Smith set College Football National Title game record in the BCS/Playoff era with 12 receptions, had 215 yards which were the second most ever and three touchdowns which tied the record in the Championship Game. Smith accomplished all three marks in the first half before a thumb injury sidelined him.

The 12 receptions were the most Smith ever had in a half and the most in Alabama bowl game history. During the game, Smith also broke the SEC career receiving record previously held by Jordan Matthews of Vanderbilt who had 3,759 yards for the Commodores between 2010-2013.

Smith set the SEC marks for receiving and touchdowns in a season against Ohio State on Monday night at Hard Rock Stadium. A second-quarter TD gave Smith his 21st of the season which broke the record set by JaMarr Chase of LSU during the Tigers National Championship season last year.

Smith later broke Chase’s SEC single-season receiving yardage record in the second quarter topping 1,781 yards. Chase had 84 receptions for 1,780 receiving yards and 20 TDs last season. With his performance on Monday night, Smith has 117 receptions for 1,856 receiving yards and 23 TDs.

Wayne holds the Miami Hurricanes career receiving record with 173 receptions and is second to his former teammate Santana Moss with 2,510 receiving yards. Moss had 2,547 receiving yards in his career. Wayne will likely be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday, joining his former Colts teammate, Harrison.

dark. Next. Mike Harley will make run at Miami receiving records

Current Miami WR Mike Harley who announced his return over the weekend will have a chance to break Wayne and Moss’ records. Harley needs 48 receptions and 932 receiving yards to tie the Miami all-time records. Harley is taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted to all 2020 fall sports athletes to return in 2021.