Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith declares partnership with Dick’s Sporting Items’ new VRST clothes line

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Two-time College Football National Champion and 2021 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith is breaking the mold for professional athletes before his name even hits the big stage next week after announcing in an interview with Fox News that he is with Dick’s Sporting Goods as is working with a brand partner for their new men’s clothing line.

Former Crimson Tide Wideout spoke to Fox News about his partnership with VRST, a new line of sports from Dick’s Sporting Goods aimed at today’s active man, and why he chooses this partnership over other big brands that athletes typically flock to, like Nike or Adidas.

“At VRST it was honestly the clothes,” he said in a telephone interview. “When I first tried it on, it was comfortable. I felt good in it and it’s all about style, comfort and performance.”

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Smith, who will take the stage next week after hearing his name during the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, stated that the clothing line fits his eclectic lifestyle.

“The clothes – in the field, out of the field, whether it’s a business meeting or just sitting at home to be comfortable – I’ve felt comfortable in them, no matter what … It will be one for years be big deal to come, “he said.

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The 22-year-old became the first recipient to win the Heisman since Desmond Howard did it in 1991 and fourth in the overall standings. He won two national championships with the Crimson Tide and had his best season in 2020 when he made 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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“DeVonta’s heightened sense of style and electrifying performance in the field are an ideal representation of what VRST offers to men who demand both style and performance from the clothes they wear,” said Ed Plummer, senior vice president and chief marketing officer Officer von Dick, in a statement to Fox News.

“We are very excited to have DeVonta on the VRST team and look forward to seeing him thrive on and off the football field.”

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Smith is one of the top recipients in the draft, but his exact location has been difficult to predict. His height of 6-foot-1,175 pounds was reportedly a cause for concern for some teams, but Smith immediately wipes that feeling away.

“Size doesn’t matter in football,” he said confidently. “It’s about if you know how to play, you know how to play. I know what I do, I know what I do best. So I’ll go out there and do what I do. Great nothing to do with it. ”