Aaron Murray Breaks Record for Most SEC Career Passing Yards

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 5, 2013

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has established his place in history by becoming the SEC's all-time leading passer.

ESPN SEC reported news of the accomplishment, which took place in the second quarter of the team's game against Tennessee:

The senior needed 99 passing yards in the game in order to pass fellow Bulldog David Greene for first place on the all-time list. Greene finished his career with 11,528 passing yards.

After a conservative start to the game, Murray broke the record in the second quarter with a 24-yard completion to Chris Conley on a fourth-down play. 

Murray has been an incredibly productive player throughout his career at Georgia. The four-year starter threw for over 3,000 yards in each of his first three seasons and is well on the way toward accomplishing that feat again in 2013.

Heading into Saturday's game, he had 1,338 passing yards in four games with 11 touchdowns. He also ranked fourth in the nation in passer efficiency after finishing second in this category last year. This helped the squad get to No. 6 in the polls despite a Week 1 loss to Clemson.

Regardless of how Georgia finishes the season, Murray's name will remain in history books as the top passer in conference history.

Additionally, the senior has a chance to break some more conference records as the season continues. Tim Tebow has the most total yards in SEC history with 12,232. While Murray does not help himself much as a runner, he should be able to pass this mark within a few games.

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ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 28: Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates after the game against the LSU Tigers at Sanford Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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After that, the quarterback can start to set his sights on the touchdown record. He is currently second on the SEC's list in passing touchdowns behind Florida's Danny Wuerffel at 114. Murray entered the week with 106. It might only take a few more weeks to get there.

While he might never reach the best in NCAA history, Murray has gotten in done against some of the best teams in college football. The SEC has won the last seven BCS National Championships and is known for its elite defenses across the league.

The fact that Murray puts up these types of numbers against quality opponents on a weekly basis puts him in consideration for one of most productive college players of all time.

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