DeVonta Smith will bring his No. 6 jersey to the Eagles

Posted on April 30, 2021 - Last Updated on May 1, 2021

Last night, the Philadelphia Eagles selected wide receiver DeVonta Smith with the No. 10 overall pick. The Alabama alum who wore the No. 6 jersey will sport it once again, this time professionally.



Luck struck DeVonta Smith not once but twice.

Last week, the NFL loosened restrictions on jersey numbers. Single-digit numbers, previously worn by quarterbacks, kickers, and punters, were expanded to other positions. Among them, wide receivers became eligible for numbers 1-49 and 80-89.

Finishing a successful collegiate career wearing No. 6, the Heisman Trophy winner hoped to carry that number into the NFL.

However, the No. 6 jersey for the Philadelphia Eagles was occupied by wide receiver Khalil Tate. Though Smith would have resorted to No. 3, he acquired the No. 6 jersey from his new teammate, tackling his second roadblock.

Smith will now become the first wide receiver to wear No. 6 in a regular-season game.



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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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