DeVonta Smith uses the Theragun PRO and Theragun mini massage guns as well as the RecoveryAir PRO, a fully customizable pneumatic compression system, to enhance his warm-up and recovery routines and set himself up for a long career in the NFL.
“Recovery is everything. Without it, you’re not going to last long in the games that you play,” Smith explained. In fact, recovery already played an integral role in his daily routine even before he came into the league.
“I use my Theragun every day before anything I do,” the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver said. “My favorite spot to hit is my feet. I use it to loosen them up, so when I get on the field, my feet don’t ache and I’m ready to go.”
When he gets home, the Heisman Trophy winner picks up his compression boots. “My favorite thing to use is the RecoveryAir boots,” Smith told GQ. “After long days of practice, a lot of running and moving around, I like to use those to get my legs back under me.”
With the Amite City, Louisiana native being so focussed on recovery, a formal partnership with Therabody only made sense. At the Los Angeles-based company, he joins fellow NFL wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins, DK Metcalf, and Chase Claypool as athlete ambassadors.
About DeVonta Smith
Born on November 14th, 1998, in Amite City, Louisiana, DeVonta Smith made an immediate impact as a freshman for the Alabama Crimson Tide when he caught the deciding pass from now Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 2017 National Championship Game.
Three years later, Smith helped his team to another championship by catching three touchdowns from Mac Jones, who went on to become the quarterback of the New England Patriots. That same year, Smith also became the first wide receiver in two decades to win the Heisman Trophy.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Smith with the 10th pick overall during the 2021 NFL Draft, reuniting him with Jalen Hurts, another former quarterback of his. He caught 64 passes for 916 yards in his first season, setting a new franchise record for most receiving yards as a rookie.