Alabama's Smith sets SEC touchdown catches mark

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith caught two touchdown passes on Saturday to set the Southeastern Conference record with 33 career receiving scores.

The record-setter came with 10:12 left in the second quarter of Saturday's 63-3 rout of Kentucky when he caught a 10-yard pass from Mac Jones. He later caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Bryce Young with 1:42 remaining in the third quarter. Smith has 10 touchdowns catches this season.

Smith, a senior, surpassed former Crimson Tide receiver Amari Cooper (2012-14) and Florida's Chris Doering (1992-95). Cooper and Doering each caught 31.

Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards against the Wildcats. He has 65 receptions for 903 yards this season.

Smith has 183 career receptions for 3,012 yards in 41 games for the Crimson Tide. He joined Cooper (3,463) as the only Alabama players to top 3,000 career receiving yards.

Earlier this season, Smith caught four touchdown passes against Mississippi State, making him the only receiver in SEC history with multiple career games with four or more touchdown catches.

Smith caught the game-winning pass from Tua Tagovailoa -- a 41-yard throw in overtime -- as the Crimson Tide beat Georgia to win the College Football Playoff championship game in January 2018.

Jarett Dillard, who played at Rice from 2005-08, holds the NCAA record for career touchdown receptions with 60.

--Field Level Media

11/22/2020 0:58

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