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Former UCF football player graduates after 2012 stroke

Graduation at the University of Central Florida involved a very special moment. Former UCF football player Robert Pritchard, who suffered a serious stroke back in 2012, was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma. After his stroke, Pritchard needed assistance performing every day tasks. Now, just three years later, Pritchard has earned a graduate degree in criminal...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Draft UCF Safety Clayton Geathers in the 4th Round

More defense. The Colts made strong safety Clayton Geathers from Central Florida the 109th pick in the NFL draft. Indy definitely needed another safety, and they finally have one. Here’s what we know about Geathers: He plays football (Seriously, his name is new to me). His NFL.com draft profile projected him as a 7th round pick or “priority free agent.” He ran an okay 40-yard...
Via The Colts Authority
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Holman throws 2 TDs in UCF's spring game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Holman threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead the University of Central Florida's starters to a 20-6 win over the reserves in a spring game on Saturday. Holman hit Kevin Miller with a 10-yard scoring pass and Jordan Akins caught a 9-yarder to account for all the touchdowns in the game. Matthew Wright added field goals of 37 and 40 yards for the...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Holman tosses 2 TDs in UCF's spring game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Justin Holman threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead the University of Central Florida's starters to a 20-6 win over the reserves in a spring game on Saturday. Holman hit Kevin Miller with a 10-yard scoring pass and Jordan Akins caught a 9-yarder to account for all the touchdowns in the game. Matthew Wright added field goals of 37 and 40 yards for the...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Perriman Worth a First-Round Investment for the Saints?

In 1988, in the second round of the NFL Draft, with the 52nd overall pick, the New Orleans Saints chose wide receiver Brett Perriman out of the University of Miami. Now, some 27 years later, Brett's son, Breshad Perriman looks to add to the family legacy in the National Football League.Breshad Perriman is a 6'2", 212-pound wide receiver out of the University of Central Florida. Although...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Central Florida S Clayton Geathers

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done all offseason, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Today’s scouting report focuses on Central Florida strong safety […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Central...
Via Steelers Depot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Central Florida CB Jacoby Glenn

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. After looking at high profile corners throughout the […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Central Florida CB...
Via Steelers Depot
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: St. Petersburg Bowl – Central Florida vs. NC State

Both Central Florida (9-3) and N.C. State (7-5) enter Friday’s St. Petersburg Bowl on winning streaks, with the Knights winning their last four games by a combined 88 points and N.C. State emerging victorious in their last two by 57 points. UCF is coming off an exciting 32-30 victory over East Carolina that earned them a share of the AAC title, while N.C. State rolled in-state...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF relishing opportunity against NC State

At this time last year, Central Florida was preparing for its first appearance in a major bowl game with a quarterback who eventually would be taken with one of the first few picks in the NFL draft. The St. Petersburg Bowl doesn't quite provide the same national stage as the Fiesta Bowl - and Justin Holman isn't Blake Bortles - but the Knights are relishing the opportunity to face...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF relishing opportunity against NC State

At this time last year, Central Florida was preparing for its first appearance in a major bowl game with a quarterback who eventually would be taken with one of the first few picks in the NFL draft. The St. Petersburg Bowl doesn't quite provide the same national stage as the Fiesta Bowl - and Justin Holman isn't Blake Bortles - but the Knights are relishing the opportunity to face...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida beat East Carolina on last second Hail Mary (VIDEO)

Vine Central Florida’s Justin Holman threw up a prayer and it was answered as Breshad Perriman hauled in the last-second Hail Mary to beat East Carolina Thursday night.  UCF was down 30-26 when the pair connected on the 51-yard score with no time left on the clock. Notice two East Carolina defensive backs totally whiffing on the play… AND THEN NOTICE #39 UNDOING HIS CHIN...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Beats East Carolina On Last-Second Hail Mary, Earns Share Of AAC (Video)

In one play, Central Florida earned two key wins. The Knights cashed in on one of the most exciting plays of the college football season when they used a last-second Hail Mary to beat East Carolina on  Thursday night. The play not only earned UCF a 32-30 win, but it also earned the club a share of the American Athletic Conference season title. The miracle play also saved a potentially...
Via NESN.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida stuns East Carolina on Hail Mary on final play

  Breshad Perriman hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass on a Hail Mary from Justin Holman on the final play of the game, lifting Central Florida over East Carolina 32-30 on Thursday night to claim a share of the American Athletic Conference title. Entering the fourth quarter with a 26-9 lead, the Knights (9-3, 7-1) allowed three touchdown passes from East Carolina's Shane Carden....
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Florida beats winless SMU 53-7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Justin Holman threw two touchdown passes and Dontravious Wilson scored twice, all in the first quarter, as the University of Central Florida routed winless SMU 53-7. Holman completed 15 of 22 passes for 228 yards as UCF (7-3, 5-1) kept alive its hopes for another American Athletic Conference championship. Wilson had 80 yards on 15 carries. His backup, sophomore...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Knights Need a Huge Performance from Justin Holman vs. SMU

It’s been a day and night difference between Central Florida’s offensive and defensive performance this season. The defense ranks top 15 in the country in points allowed, surrendering only 19.8 per game. The offense: not so dominant. UCF’s rushing attack has been mediocre, a result from returning only one starter on the offensive line from […] The post UCF Knights Need a...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Central Florida Knights

Central Florida had a hell of a 2013 season that no one really saw coming. No one thought that the Knights were going to win the AAC. Yet, they went to Louisville, came from behind and won in a dramatic manner. People thought that the Knights were going to get roughed up by Baylor. Yet, it was UCF that put up points all night long. 2014 rolls around with UCF in the position of not...
Via Bloguin Best
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Central Florida Knights

Central Florida had a hell of a 2013 season that no one really saw coming. No one thought that the Knights were going to win the AAC. Yet, they went to Louisville, came from behind and won in a dramatic manner. People thought that the Knights were going to get roughed up by Baylor. Yet, it was UCF that put up points all night long. 2014 rolls around with UCF in the position of not...
Via The Student Section
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF names freshman QB Pete DiNovo as starter

ORLANDO -- Central Florida coach George O'Leary announced Sunday that Pete DiNovo will start the season opener against Penn State on Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland. DiNovo, a redshirt freshman, won the starting role over Tyler Harris, Justin Holman and Nick Patti. ''From a management standpoint, from the sideline to the field, consistency is what I was looking for,'' O'Leary said. '...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 UCF Knights season preview

The 2013 season was the most successful in the history of Central Florida football, with the Knights going 12-1, including a win in the Fiesta Bowl over Baylor. But in 2014, head coach George O’Leary needs to find a way to keep UCF at a high level despite the loss of some key players. The biggest loss is Blake Bortles after carrying the Knights on his back for much of 2013. The...
Via College Football Universe
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Duke and Blake Bortles are headed to Jacksonville

The first quarterback off the board in the NFL Draft was not Johnny Manziel nor was it Teddy Bridgewater. It was none other than Central Florida junior Blake Bortles, who really blossomed last season while leading the Knights to a 12-1 year including a bowl victory over Baylor. Bortles completed 67.8 percent of his passes […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Blake Bortles’ Girlfriend, Lindsey Duke, Wishes Quarterback Luck In Throwback Thursday Photo

In a couple of hours, Blake Bortles will likely learn what NFL team he will be playing for come fall. The former Central Florida quarterback is projected by many to be a first round pick in the NFL Draft, which begins tonight at 8 p.m. E.T. from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  Bortles is one of two prospects whose girlfriend is just as–if not, more–famous than the player...
Via College Spun
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AAC: Which Team Is Most Likely To Take A Tumble?

OOver the past few years the AAC has undergone radical changes, barely recognizable as the conference it was a decade ago. This overall has provided fans with one of the most exciting divisions in football, as several teams legitimately have the chance to be crowned conference champions. Sadly one of the teams who will not be in the hunt for the conference title is the UCF Knights...
Via Football Nation
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

AAC Football: Player With The Most To Prove In 2014

It’s true what Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi said.May the most highly rated quarterback win the job. Or will he be the most ill-fated? Whoever it may be, the new starting quarterback at UCF might have the most unenviable job in college football this season.When it comes right down to it, this will not be the same Central Florida Knights team in 2014 that you saw in 2013...
Via Football Nation
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft a Scout's Eye View: Storm Johnson RB UCF

Storm Johnson RB Central FloridaMeasurables: 6'0 209 32" arms 9.5" handsTesting Results: 4.60 40 yard dash, 16 bench reps (225 lbs), 35.5" vertical, 118" broad jumpScouting Notes: An underrated back who was overshadowed in 2013 by his more heralded quarterback, but on film you can tell Johnson was the heart and sout of the UCF offense. A very smooth athlete with outstanding instincts...
Via Football Nation
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: UCF Football Gets Fiesta Bowl Rings

The Central Florida football program had what was perhaps the best season in school history in 2013. The Knights went 12-1 and capped the season off with a 52-42 win in the Fiesta Bowl over Baylor. It was the third bowl win for the UCF program, and the first BCS game appearance.  The Knights are getting some pretty nice rings to celebrate and remember the victory against the Bears...
Via College Spun
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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