Meet Chris, your

team captain

Meet Chris

Having grown up in Gainesville, Florida as the son of a University of Florida professor, Chris Doering is a lifelong Gator.  Chris was a standout scholar and exceptional athlete at Gainesville’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

He graduated in the top ten percent of his class and earned all-state honors in football, basketball, and baseball. When his Blue Wave basketball team captured the state title, he was awarded the MVP of the Class 2A basketball tournament.

To top off the glory of his high school days, Doering’s lifelong dream was to play wide receiver for the Florida Gators, but his chances seemed discouraging after graduation. Initially, the Florida coaches decided against granting him a scholarship, and instead, offered him preferred walk-on status. Undeterred, Chris committed to the team with hard work and perseverance, and eventually, he not only earned a scholarship but also went on to achieve one of the finest careers in the history of the University of Florida and the Southeastern Conference.

Following his collegiate career, Chris battled through ten years of ups and downs in the NFL, where he played for five teams over the years.  Since his retirement from the NFL in 2005, Chris has returned to his hometown of Gainesville, where he lives with his two kids, Taylor and Tyson. In addition to owning the mortgage company, Chris is very active throughout the Gainesville community with his work with many charitable organizations. He is also utilizing his degree in telecommunications from the University of Florida in his role as a college football analyst for television broadcasts of SEC football with ESPN.

Chris prides himself on being very involved with staff and clients and draws his greatest satisfaction from providing the best solutions for clients while cultivating a successful and enjoyable working atmosphere for his team.