PHOENIX, Ariz. - Saturday’s schedule was filled with activity for UCF at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and it was capped off by the Knights’ annual team banquet where plenty of awards were handed out.
Following initial statements by head coach George O’Leary, the Knights were served dinner, while the seniors were acknowledged with their own highlight video. The 2013 senior class consists of seven scholarship student-athletes and eight players overall, and they stand as the winningest senior class in school history. They have been a part of two conference championship teams (2010 and 2013) and three 10-win campaigns, guiding the Knights to an 11-1 record this year and their highest ranking (No. 15) in program history.
Helping to celebrate UCF’s incredible season, former Knight Bruce Miller joined the festivities at the banquet. The two-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year is now the starting fullback (injured reserve) with the San Francisco 49ers who are in town to play the Arizona Cardinals.
UCF Football Team Awards
Outstanding Offensive Wide Receiver – Rannell Hall
Outstanding Offensive Back – Storm Johnson
Outstanding Offensive Lineman – Justin McCray
Most Improved Offensive Player – Jeff Godfrey
Outstanding Offensive Player – Blake Bortles
Outstanding Defensive Back – Jacoby Glenn
Outstanding Linebacker – Terrance Plummer
Outstanding Defensive Lineman – Thomas Niles
Most Improved Defensive Player – Clayton Geathers
Outstanding Defensive Player – Terrance Plummer
Outstanding Special Teams Player – Shawn Moffitt
Iron Man Award (best overall lifter in the weight room) – Jordan McCray, Justin McCray
Kodak Award (scout team player of the year) – Pete DiNovo
The “UCF Way” Award – Jordan McCray, Chris Martin
Academic Excellence Award – Sean Beckton
Most Valuable Player – Blake Bortles
Captains Plaques – Jeff Godfrey, Jordan McCray, Justin McCray
The event closed out with an incredible highlight video recapping every game this season.