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*Blake Bortles heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Jaguars' pick: Round 1/3 - Blake Bortles, QB, 6-5, 232, Central Florida...After sending out signals how much they liked WR Sammy Watkins and DE/LB Khalil Mack, the Jaguars got their quarterback of the future in Bortles. His leadership, competitiveness and maturity were just as important as the gaudy numbers he posted on the field. He may not start the first game, but it's just a matter of time until he takes over the offense on a permanent basis. - The Sports Xchange
*Breshad Perriman heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Ravens' nine picks: Round 1/26 -- Breshad Perriman, WR, 6-2, 212, Central Florida...The Ravens have effectively replaced Torrey Smith with a big, fast downfield target who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds. - The Sports Xchange
*Josh Robinson heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 3/66 - Josh Robinson, CB, 5-10, 199, Central Florida...Robinson can play man or zone, has the desire to come up in run support and also ran a Combine-best 4.29 40-yard dash. COULD SURPRISE: Cornerback Josh Robinson: A 199-pound corner with a Combine-best 4.29 40-yard dash, Robinson, the third-round pick, provides depth and an heir apparent to Antoine Winfield. If he puts that speed to good use, he could end up starting and/or returning kicks as a rookie. - The Sports Xchange
Clayton Geathers heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Colts' eight picks: Round 4/109 - Clayton Geathers, S, 6-2, 208, Central Florida...Considered to be an up-and-comer who has the versatility to play both safety positions if needed. Can be a hard-nosed run defender who needs to show some improvement against the pass. May turn into a long-term answer at safety for the Colts. - The Sports Xchange
Torell Troup heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; 30 Sol-52 TT, 12.5 TFL, 2 SK, 2 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FF; Voted onto the All-Conference USA Second Team … Second on the team in tackles for a loss (12.5) … Created trouble vs. USF (Sept. 6), totaling four tackles including two tackles for a loss, as well as an 8-yard sack … Dominating performance vs. Southern Miss (Nov. 8), finishing with seven tackles, 2.5 for a loss and assisted on a sack, Also had a QB hurry as well as a pass break-up. 2007: 14 GP; 11 GS; 13 Sol-19 TT, 6.5 TFL, 2 SK; Made 11 starts and appeared in all 14 games at defensive tackle … Picked up three tackles, including one for a loss, in a 25-23 win at NC State. 2006: 9 GP; 3 GS; 1 Sol-2 TT, 1 PBU; Made his Knight debut against Southern Miss (Sept. 26) … Saw action in nine games, including three starts at defensive tackle. Personal: Troup is the son of Tory Troup and Lashana Johnson … Played under the name Torrell Johnson during his first two seasons with the Knights.
Jah Reid heading into rSr season: 2010: Reid was one of the Knights' most improved players over the past five years, going from a 370-pound project coming out of high school to an anchor of the offensive line at UCF the past two seasons. He started 41 games at right tackle, including 33 in a row dating back to 2008. With Reid often leading the way with his blocking, UCF had three backs - quarterback Jeff Godfrey and tailbacks Latavius Murray and Ronnie Weaver - run for at least 10 touchdowns this season. Wisconsin was the only other school with three backs to run for at least 10 scores. UCF ran for 192.5 yards and game and 35 TDs on the ground - many of them behind Reid on the right side...Reid earned first-team All-C-USA accolades in both 2009 and 2010...2009: Named to the coaches' All-Conference USA First Team...Played and started all 13 games at right tackle on the offensive line...2008: Saw action in all 12 games at right tackle, making 10 starts...2007: Named to the coaches' All-Conference USA Freshman Team ... Saw action in all 14 games on the place-kicking special teams units ...2006: Redshirted.
*Storm Johnson heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Jaguars' pick: Round 7/222 - Storm Johnson, RB, 6-0, 209, Central Florida...Jaguars wanted to add depth at running back position and liked what they saw in Johnson's productive senior season. He rushed for 1,139 yards on 213 carries, scoring 14 times. He started collegiate career at University of Miami before joining CFU program. He'll be reunited with former Knights teammate and Jaguars No. 1 draft pick, Blake Bortles, in Jacksonville. - The Sports Xchange
Latavius Murray heading into rSr season: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 6/181 - Latavius Murray, RB, 6-2, 223, Central Florida...Averaged 5.4 yards per carry in his career, Murray has the size, speed and power to compete with free-agent acquisition Rashad Jennings to be the backup for starter Darren McFadden. Has a nose for the end zone, with 19 touchdowns as a senior. - The Sports Xchange
Kemal Ishmael heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Falcons' picks: 7/243 -- Kemal Ishmael, S, 5-11, 206, Central Florida...The safety is from the same school that produced Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel. He was voted defensive player of the year in 2012 by Conference USA coaches. Ishmael also was named to the Jim Thorpe award watch list. Ishmael, a Miami native, finished his career as UCF's all-time top tackler among defensive backs and ranked third overall with 368 tackles. He played in 53 games for the Black Knights. - The Sports Xchange
Bruce Miller heading into rSr season: 2010: 2010 CONFERENCE USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR TULSA (COACHES)...All-C-USA First Team...Rivals.com All-Bowl team...CBSSports.com All-Bowl team...Started all 14 games and ended the season with 63 tackles including a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss, a team-high 8.5 sacks, two interceptions returned for touchdowns, two pass break-ups, 18 quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles...2009: Named the 2009 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and voted onto the All-C-USA First Team by the coaches...Ranked fifth in the nation in sacks and 18th in tackles for loss, topping C-USA in both categories...Played in all 13 games and started 12 (11 at right defensive end, one at left defensive tackle)...Led the team in sacks (13) and tackles for loss (18) and was sixth on the team in total tackles (61)...2008: Named to the Preseason All-Conference USA First Team and voted onto the All-C-USA Second Team by the coaches ... Led the team in sacks (17.0), tackles for loss (7.0), QB hurries (11) and forced fumbles (2) while seeing action in all 12 games ...2007: Named to the All-Conference USA second team by the league's media and also earned a spot on the media's and coaches' All-Freshman team ... Recognized as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... Recorded the first sack of his career in the first quarter at NC State (Sept. 1) and it also went for a safety ...2006: Redshirted.
Jason Venson heading into rSr season: 2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; 69 Sol-92 TT, 5 TFL, 2 INT, 7 PBU, 1 FF...2006: 11 GP; 7 GS; KR: 3-59-19.7-0; 43 Sol-63 TT, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 6 PBU; Made seven starts at free safety, including the final six games of the campaign ... Recorded three tackles and returned two kickoffs for 59 yards, including a career-long return of 36 yards in the win over Villanova (Sept. 2) ... 2005: 12 GP; 9 GS; KR: 15-301-20.1-0; 66 Sol-85 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 3 INT, 5 PBU, 2 FF; Selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... third team Freshman All-America selection by CollegeFootballNews.com ... played in 12 games, making nine starts ... led team in tackles with 85 ... ranked first on squad with 66 solo stops ... two forced fumbles and three interceptions ... 2004: Played at Wisconsin before leaving the game with a season-ending knee injury ... granted a medical redshirt.
Joe Burnett heading into Sr season: 2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; PR: 31-331-10.7-1; 55 Sol-64 TT, 3 TFL, 6 INT, 12 PBU, 1 FR; First team All-Conf USA as a cornerback and punt returner...2006: 11 GP; 11 GS; PR: 11-132-12-0 KR: 1-32-32-0; 38 Sol-50 TT, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF; Named first team punt returner on the Conference USA Coaches' all-league team ... Started eight games at cornerback before injuring his ankle in the Houston game (Oct. 28) … Sat out two games before returning against Tulane (Nov. 18) as a punt returner … Prior to the injury, started at cornerback and punt-returner on opening day... 2005: 13 GP; 13 GS; PR: 28-463-16.5-2 KR: 1-5-5-0; 55 Sol-63 TT, 2.5 TFL, 5 INT, 9 PBU; First-team Freshman All-American according to the Football Writers Association of America, Rivals.com, and CollegeFootballNews.com ... third-team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... finished with one of the best freshman seasons in UCF history in 2005 ... C-USA All-Conference First Team and All-Freshman Team selection ... earned first-team defense and special teams honors ... the only freshman to earn a spot on the first team ... first player in school history to be named a first-team freshman All-American by any media outlet ... led C-USA and ranked sixth in the nation in punt returns (16.5) ... 26th in the NCAA and second in C-USA in interceptions per game.
Darius Nall heading into rSr season: 2010: All-Conference USA Second Team. Appeared in 13 games and ended the season with 31 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks and also posted three pass break-ups, 14 quarterback hurries, and one forced fumble. Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week at Kansas State (9/25, three tackles (one tackle for loss)and a sack), at Buffalo (9/18, nine tackles (six solo), three tackles for loss, a team-high two sacks, and a pass break up). 2009: Played in all 13 games and started at left defensive end vs. Houston…Registered 12 total tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery on the season. 2008: Redshirted after complaining of chest pain, leading doctors discover a cancerous tumor in his chest. 2007: Named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team … Totalled 22 tackles on the year, including four for loss and a sack … also credited with one pass break-up and forced a fumble.
Patrick Brown heading into Sr season: 2007: First team All-Conf USA at left tackle...2006: Named honorable mention All-Conference USA by the league's 12 head coaches ... Started all 12 games at left tackle for the Golden Knights...2005: Started all 12 games he participated in ... selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... led the nation in starts for a true freshman at left tackle with 12 ... made his first career start in UCF's second game of the season at USF (Dec. 17) ... started at left tackle in the Golden Knights' last 12 games.
Jamar Newsome heading into rSr season: 2010: Newsome was second on the Knights with 37 receptions and 616 receiving yards this past fall. Newsome also proved to be a strong special teams performer for the Knights as a senior, running back 10 kickoffs for 306 yards. The St. Petersburg native closed his career just shy of the 1,000-yard plateau, gaining 986 career receiving yards on 65 catches with seven touchdowns...2009: Played in 10 games...Ranked fourth on the team in receptions (24) and receiving yards (289)...Finished with two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5)...Led the team in receiving with five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Memphis (Oct. 3)...Had a 52-yard touchdown reception at Rice (Oct. 24)...2008: Saw action in all 12 games ... Completed the year with four receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown ... Had a season-best two receptions for 60 yards, including a 54-yard explosion for a touchdown vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2)...2007: Did not see any game action, but was a key contribution on the scout team.
Rocky Ross heading into rSr season: 2007: 14 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 50-658-13.2-2; 3 Sol-3 TT...2006: 12 GP; 6 GS; Rec: 36-531-14.8-2; Named honorable mention All-Conference USA by the league's head coaches in 2006 ... Led all returning receivers with 36 catches and 531 yards in 2006 - totals that ranked second on the team ... Started six games, including the final five of the campaign ... Finished the season with 19 catches in the final three games after hauling in 17 catches in the first nine games combined ... 2005: 13 GP; 3 GS; Rec: 17-154-9.1-0; True freshman who appeared in all 13 games, including three as a starter ... team's fourth leading receiver with 17 receptions for 154 yards.
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