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UCF kick returner runs out of end zone, steps back in, takes knee for safety (Video)

University of Central Florida redshirt junior Hayden Jones handed two points to UConn with an embarrassing mistake on a kick return during the first quarter of Saturday's American Athletic Conference football game in Orlando.Jones caught the kickoff about 2 yards deep in the end zone and took a step out when fellow kick returner Dontravious Wilson told Jones to take a knee. Jones...
Via Holdout Sports
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF loses QB for 2-4 weeks, starting center for 2015

The Central Florida Knights program has been bitten by the injury bug twice today, as two key players will now be out for an extended period of time, one even for the rest of the season. Head coach George O’Leary announced today that quarterback Justin Holman will miss the next two-to-four weeks after injuring his throwing hand in Saturday’s loss to Stanford. To add insult to...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UCF’s Justin Holman finds Jordan Atkins for 33-yard TD

The Central Florida Knights aren’t one of the most talked about teams in the nation, but they have shown the ability to break out with big seasons in the past. Blake Bortles was the main reason for their success a couple years back, but they are starting out the season strong this evening against Florida International. UCF junior quarterback Justin Holman opened up a 14-3 lead...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 03, 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

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...
December 05, 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

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

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

Blake Bortles NFL Mock Draft Projection, Profile

Central Florida Player: Blake Bortles   School: UCFPosition: QuarterbackHeight: 6-foot-5Weight: 232 poundsCollege stats: 7598 yards passing, 56 TDs, 19 INTs, 561 yards rushing 15 TDs Analysis: Bortles has prototypical size and is extremely comfortable in the pocket. His arm strength, vision, and accuracy are all above average. His footwork needs work, though, and he has...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles turns in solid pro day performance

After Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater turned in a forgettable performance at his pro day, all eyes turned to Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles and his chance to shine for scouts. Luckily for Bortles, he was much better than Bridgewater and impressed those in attendance. Reports out of Orlando suggest Bortles was everywhere from solid to really good during his workout...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles to throw at NFL Combine

Blake Bortles will throw at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Lately top level quarterbacks have not been throwing at the Combine but Bortles will break that trend. Perhaps Bortles feels a strong showing at the Combine will help his draft stock. Of course if he struggles be prepared for people to unload with questions about his skill set. Central Florida QB Blake Bortles says...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Blake Bortles the top-rated QB in this year's draft?

With the NFL Scouting Combine coming up this week, it has officially become smokescreen season. One of the biggest questions going into the combine will be, if Johnny Manziel doesn't go No. 1, who will? Although most draft experts are projecting Manziel to be the first QB selected, there is no clear-cut top choice quarterback. But according to a report, one...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Naked Selfies Of Lindsey Duke Have Been Leaked

University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles got the nation’s attention after his impressive performanc…
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles, UCF shock Baylor to capture Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Blake Bortles threw for 301 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, Storm Johnson ran for three more scores, and No. 15 Central Florida pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the bowl season by outlasting No. 6 Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night. A 17-point underdog, Central Florida (12-1) didn't back down from the big, bad Bears, racing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Duke receiving Katherine Webb-like attention

While the NFL scouts are heading to the Fiesta Bowl to watch Blake Bortles, the eyes of everyone else will be on Lindsey Duke, who is the girlfriend of the Central Florida quarterback. Duke, who turned 22 in November, has received plenty of notoriety throughout the college football season. She began receiving attention around the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF rolls to 86-58 win over NAIA Rio Grande

Kasey Wilson scored 19 points and had nine rebounds as Central Florida rolled past Rio Grande 86-58 in the first round of the Jackson Hewitt UCF Holiday Classic on Saturday. Daiquan Walker added 11 points for the Knights (7-3), who won their fourth straight game. Tristan Spurlock, Eugene McCroy and Matt Williams had nine points apiece for UCF. Josh Reagan led Rio Grande (7-5) with...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCF RB William Stanback viciously trucks Rutgers CB

Move over J.J. Worton — your insane one-handed touchdown grab from last week is now old news for Central Florida. This week, it’s running back William Stanback who is stealing the show for UCF — in tonight’s game vs. Rutgers, he viciously trucked Rutgers cornerback Anthony Cioffi. Seriously, it looked painful — here’s video, via ESPN:
Via College Spun
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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