Jump to content

DeVonta Smith ho-hum on historic Eagles debut, first career touchdown catch: 'It's just Round 1'


time2rock
 Share

Recommended Posts

DeVonta Smith ho-hum on historic Eagles debut, first career touchdown catch: 'It's just Round 1'

 

Smith didn't reflect much on his historic debut for the Eagles

Jeff Kerr
 
By Jeff Kerr
 
20 hrs ago
 
devonta-smith.jpg

Getty Images

DeVonta Smith's highly-anticipated debut with the Philadelphia Eagles lived up to the hype. 

Smith matched a feat only DeSean Jackson accomplished in Eagles history, tying Jackson for the most catches in franchise history for a player in his first career game (six). He's the first player in Eagles history to record five catches and a touchdown in his first career game. 

Smith finished with six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 32-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons, leading all receivers in yards and tying for the game lead in catches (Jalen Reagor also had six receptions). In Smith's mind, he did what a first-round pick should do -- not really reflecting on the significance of his accomplishments. 

"It hadn't hit me yet, honestly," Smith said after the game. "In the moment (of the touchdown), I was still getting into it -- knowing I still have a task at hand. It hadn't hit me yet." 

Smith's touchdown catch was the first reception of his NFL career, an 18-yard pass from Jalen Hurts for the Eagles' first touchdown of the season. He's the first Eagles player with a receiving touchdown in his NFL debut since Tony Stewart in 2001 and the first Eagles receiver to have his first career catch for a touchdown since Marvin Hargrove in 1990 (Cris Carter was the other in 1987).

Smith wouldn't reflect on his performance, nor did he know where the game ball he scored his first career touchdown went. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner didn't seem to worry about that, joking the ball will find him -- just like it does during the game. 

"We'll enjoy this for 24 hours and move on to the next week," Smith said. "It's just Round 1. We got 16 more to go." 

DeVonta Smith game jerseys now available

If you're an Eagles fan, you need a DeVonta Smith jersey before the next game! Shop the latest Devonta Smith game jerseys featuring No. 6. Click here to shop.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/devonta-smith-ho-hum-on-historic-eagles-debut-first-career-touchdown-catch-its-just-round-1/

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love that mentality and approach. There's a long way to go, a lot of work to be done and this team is going to have highs and lows. No need to get carried away with one win. Enjoy it and move on. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

Love that mentality and approach. There's a long way to go, a lot of work to be done and this team is going to have highs and lows. No need to get carried away with one win. Enjoy it and move on. 

Been impressed with this kid for years. Not only does he resemble Marvin Harrison, he is just as humble and focused. I’d kill to have a guy close to MH’s career in green. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...