Christopher Smith

Georgia QB Sets SEC Career TD Record

Created on Nov. 09, 2013 8:07 PM EST

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray passed former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel on Saturday, breaking a 17-year-old record for most touchdown passes in SEC history.

Murray connected with Rantavious Wooten and Michael Bennett during a sluggish first half before Georgia pulled away for a 45-6 win against Appalachian State.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior has started four consecutive seasons for the Bulldogs, throwing for 24, 35, 36 and 18 touchdowns. He already owned SEC records for career passing yards (12,568) and total offense (12,896).

"It's definitely a huge honor to be up there," Murray told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I think I'm just lucky enough to have played four years here. ... You've got to play for a significant amount of time, and I've had that opportunity here.

"I've played in a great offense that really allows me to throw the ball around and make plays with great running backs and great receivers. So I've been put in the right situation. And, yeah, it's awesome."

Wuerffel perhaps was the epitome of Steve Spurrier's pass-happy attack at Florida, winning the Heisman and the national championship in 1996. Wuerffel threw for 3,625 yards, 39 touchdowns and 13 interceptions that season. He played 25 games in the NFL, never starting more than four in a season, and threw 12 touchdowns compared to 22 interceptions.

Most Career Passing Touchdowns, SEC History

Quarterback School Passing Touchdowns
Aaron Murray Georgia 115
Danny Wuerffel Florida 114
Peyton Manning Tennessee 89
Chris Leak/Tim Tebow (tie) Florida 88
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