Bama’s Smith units SEC all-time TD document for WR
Alabama senior receiver DeVonta Smith set an SEC document together with his 32nd and 33rd profession landing receptions on Saturday, passing former Crimson Tide nice Amari Cooper and former Florida star Chris Doering.Smith hauled in a 10-yard scoring reception in opposition to Kentucky within the second quarter to interrupt the document, then added an 18-yarder within the third quarter. Smith has 10 landing catches prior to now seven video games.Smith completed with 9 catches for 144 yards, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide gained 63-3.”It is definitely a blessing to listen to my identify alongside the greats which have come via the SEC and this college,” Smith stated of his record-setting day.Smith may construct on his lead in profession touchdowns with regular-season video games remaining in opposition to Auburn and Arkansas earlier than the chance of any postseason video games.Smith, who got here to Alabama as a four-star recruit from Amite, Louisiana, burst onto the scene as a real freshman when he caught the game-winning landing in time beyond regulation of the CFP Nationwide Championship Sport three years in the past.He caught 14 touchdowns as a junior final season however selected to bypass the NFL to return for his senior season.”Smitty got here again as a result of he wished to have an awesome, productive yr,” head coach Nick Saban stated after Saturday’s sport. “He wished to get a bit of bit greater, a bit of bit stronger, enhance his draft standing. I definitely assume that he is demonstrating that in a very constructive means this yr.”ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. at the moment lists Smith because the fifth-best eligible prospect — and the highest broad receiver — within the upcoming NFL draft.