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UCF Alum Tre'Quan Smith Catches Drew Brees' Historic Touchdown Pass

UCF Alum Catches another TD later for good measure

NFL: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saint and UCF alumnus Tre’Quan Smith races to the end zone for his first career NFL touchdown, giving Drew Brees the NFL’s all-time passing yardage record.
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Former UCF Knight Tre’Quan Smith became the answer to a trivia question Monday night.

He was the recipient of Drew Brees’ 62-yard touchdown to surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader in New Orleans’ 43-19 win over Washington on Monday Night Football.

Smith will ultimately be a footnote on tonight’s historic game, but Black & Gold Banneret is not here to give Drew Brees props, he’ll get plenty of that. We’re here to give Tre’Quan Smith his props.

Smith started the season off slow with just one catch for 18 yards in his first four NFL games, but tonight, he burst on the scene.

He caught a 14-yard pass early in the second quarter to get himself back in the passing game, but he was not finished.

He then caught the historic pass that will be seen on highlight reels for decades to come. Here it is for your viewing pleasure one more time:

As soon as Tre scored, the ball went straight to the Hall of Fame. Tre’Quan Smith, UCF alumnus, will have his first touchdown ball in Canton, Ohio forever. That’s certainly something special.

However, Smith was not done on this night. If the record-breaking TD was not enough, he added a second touchdown early in the third quarter, putting the game way out of reach for the Redskins as the Saints went up 33-13. This ball will be going to Tre’s personal trophy case. He’ll get to cherish that one at home.

So, to recap, here is a list of milestones UCF rookie Tre’Quan Smith accomplished Monday:

  • First NFL Touchdown
  • First 100 Yd-Game
  • First Multi-TD Game
  • Recipient of Record-Breaking Touchdown from Drew Brees

Not a bad day at the office for Mr. Smith.