Chris Doering reacts to DeVonta Smith breaking his SEC TD record
When Alabama’s DeVonta Smith broke Chris Doering’s SEC touchdown record, Doering was just happy to be remembered.
“I appreciate DeVonta for bringing my name back up,” Doering said. “I don’t think anyone actually knew I had the touchdown record until the last couple of weeks, so I appreciate him making me famous again.”
Doering, now an analyst for the SEC Network, is a former Florida receiver who played for the Gators under Steve Spurrier from 1992-95.
He caught 31 touchdowns for UF, which was tied for the record with Alabama’s Amari Cooper until Smith broke it on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s the touchdown that broke the record:
Career TD catch No. 3️⃣2️⃣ for DeVonta Smith.
This one was for the record books. pic.twitter.com/GM5pfHGxmh
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 21, 2020
As expected, Smith was Alabama’s leading receiver in the Tide’s 63-3 win over Kentucky. He finished the game with nine catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
Smith also caught career TD No. 33 in the second half from backup quarterback Bryce Young.
He now has 903 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.
Next up, Alabama hosts Auburn on Saturday in the Iron Bowl.