UGA-record TD catch comes with history lesson for Dogs’ Davis

There may be a new record for longest touchdown pass in Georgia history, but nobody is suggesting that Aaron Murray to Reggie Davis has replaced one of the most iconic plays in Bulldogs football history.

UGA-record TD catch comes with history lesson for Dogs' Davis
Marc Weiszer

The 98-yard touchdown against North Texas surpassed the famous 93-yard Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott scoring strike against Florida in the 1980 national championship season.

“I don’t know,” said Belue, radio host on 680 The Fan, who was broadcasting from Athens on Tuesday. “Maybe it still means the most, you know?”

Belue said he didn’t realize immediately that his touchdown pass to Scott in Jacksonville, Fla., still was tied along with two other plays for longest in program history before the play on Saturday.

Davis, a freshman from Tallahassee, Fla., was on the receiving end of the new record.

“That was cool,” Bulldogs receiver Michael Bennett. “Longest in school history. That’s awesome.”

“I’m happy for Reggie,” receiver Justin Scott-Wesley said. “It was his first catch, a 98-yard bomb, a school record. That’s a hell of a first catch.”

Days after his catch, Davis was in the dark on Belue to Scott.

“Nah, I don’t know anything about that,” said Davis, who was born in 1995.

Davis said his phone was “blowing up,” after his catch with more than 40 texts.

“It’s in the past now,” he said. “We’ve got to get ready for LSU.”

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