• UCF hands out hardware at team banquet

    By: This is a press release from UCF


    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.

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