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Chris Doering

Biography: Chris Doering is president of Florida Players Network and a former American college and professional football athlete who played as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Doering played college football for the University of Florida, and played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts, the Denver Broncos, the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

Doering was born in Gainesville, Florida. He attended P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville, where he was a standout prep athlete for the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave in three sports. He then attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was a walk-on player for coach Steve Spurrier’s Florida Gators football team in 1991. The Gators coaching staff decided to redshirt him in 1991, and subsequently Doering received an athletic scholarship and played for the Gators from 1992 to 1995. Doering not only earned a scholarship, the former walk-on set records: Doering caught 149 receptions (sixth best in Gators history) for 2,107 yards (10th best in Gators history) and 31 touchdowns (best in Gators and SEC history) during his career at Florida. His most remembered play as a Gator was the game-winning touchdown pass he caught from quarterback Danny Wuerffel to defeat the Kentucky Wildcats, 24–20, in 1993. Sometimes called “The Catch,” it is also remembered as “Doering’s Got a Touchdown” after the repeated exclamation made by Gator radio host Mick Hubert during his broadcast of the game. During his four seasons as a Gator, the team won three straight Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships (1993, 1994, 1995); as senior team captain in 1995, he received first-team All-SEC and second-team All-American honors.

Doering graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 1995, and he was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 2006. Doering currently serves as a college football analyst for the SEC Network and Westwood One radio.

Florida Players Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of former University of Florida football players whose mission is to strengthen and support former Gator football alumni through networking and service.

Florida Players Network 4th Annual Spring Spectacular (April 10-11, 2015)
Honoring Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame recipient, Danny Wuerffel and Desire Street Ministries

View the full press release along with pictures available for download at this link: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=1182324

FPN 4th Annual Invitation Honoring Danny Wuerffel Desire Street Ministries
FPN 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Three opportunities for in-person interviews with Doering, Wuerffel and other former Gator football players who will be in Gainesville for these events:

When: Friday, April 10 (7-8 a.m. ET and 12-1:30 p.m. ET)
Where: Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida (2800 SW, 2nd Ave., Gainesville)
Press Opportunities: Interview former Gator football players prior to tournament start (7-8 a.m.) or at awards lunch (12-1:30 p.m.) and Gator Greats Orange and Blue Golf Tournament photo/video opportunities.

When: Friday, April 10 (7-8 p.m. ET)
Where: Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (ground level entrance at University Ave. and Gale Lemerand Dr., for Blue Carpet)
Press Opportunities: Interview Wuerffel, MC Errict Rhett, FPN President Chris Doering and other former Gator football players prior to event on the blue carpet. Players will walk the blue carpet for photos/video opportunities.

When: Saturday, April 11 (10-11 a.m. ET at tailgate or on field during flag football around 11:30 a.m. ET)
Where: Outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (during tailgate) or before/after FPN flag football game (on field) prior to Orange and Blue game start at 12:30 p.m.
Press Opportunities: Interview former Gator football players and photo/video opportunities.

IF YOU GO (Event Calendar Details):

WHAT: Gator Greats Orange and Blue Golf Tournament
WHEN: 7:00 a.m. Fri., April 10
WHERE: Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida (2800 SW, 2nd Ave., Gainesville)
HOW MUCH: $100 (per golfer)
DESCRIPTION: Golf and network with former Gator Great football players (breakfast and lunch included).
Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-fpn-spring-spectacular-and-golf-tournament-general-public-tickets-15678849862

WHAT: Blue Carpet Extravaganza Honoring Danny Wuerffel and Desire Street Ministries
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. Fri., April 10
WHERE: Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (stadium entrance at University Ave and Gale Lemerand Dr., Gainesville)
HOW MUCH (per person): $40 (Advance) $50 (at door)
DESCRIPTION: Master of ceremonies and Gator Great, Errict Rhett will host the cocktail and dinner event that will honor Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame recipient, Danny Wuerffel and raise funds for Desire Street Ministries. Network with former Gator Great football players (dinner included).
Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-fpn-spring-spectacular-and-golf-tournament-general-public-tickets-15678849862


Media Samples

gatorvision
Gator Vision TV
wuerffel

WRUF-AM ESPN Radio

 

Danny

WQAM-AM ESPN Radio (Miami)
thedrill

WJXL-AM (ESPN Radio Network)

 

ftu
Florida Times-Union

“The Catch” (Wuerffel to Doering)

 

insidethegators
InsideTheGators.com
gatorcountry
Gator Country