Scott Frost

Scott Andrew Frost (born January 4, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at the University of Nebraska. He was previously the head coach at the University of Central Florida. He played six years in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Frost was the starting quarterback for Tom Osborne's 1997 Nebraska team that split the national championship with the University of Michigan.

Scott Frost
Scott Frost in Black Nebraska Shirt (cropped)
Frost in 2018
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNebraska
ConferenceBig Ten
Record4–8
Annual salary$5 million
Biographical details
BornJanuary 4, 1975 (age 44)
Lincoln, Nebraska[1]
Playing career
1993–1994Stanford
1995–1997Nebraska
1998–2000New York Jets
2001Cleveland Browns
2001–2002Green Bay Packers
2003Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position(s)Quarterback, safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002Nebraska (GA)
2006Kansas State (GA)
2007Northern Iowa (LB)
2008Northern Iowa (co-DC/LB)
2009–2012Oregon (WR)
2013–2015Oregon (OC/QB)
2016–2017UCF
2018–presentNebraska
Head coaching record
Overall23–15
Bowls1–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 National Championship (2017)
1 AAC (2017)
1 AAC East Division (2017)
Awards
AAC Coach of the Year Award (2017)[2]
AFCA Coach of the Year Award (2017)[3]
Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year Award (2017)[4]
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award (2017)[5]
FCA Coach of the Year Award (2017)[6]
Home Depot Coach of the Year Award (2017)[7]
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2017)[8]

High school

Frost attended Wood River High School in Wood River, Nebraska from 1989 to 1993. In four years as the team's starting quarterback, he threw for 6,859 yards and 67 touchdowns and rushed for 4,278 yards and 72 touchdowns.[9] He led his team to the state playoffs in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. In those three postseason appearances, Frost's teams won five games and twice made it to the state semi-finals.[10] Both of Frost's parents, Larry and Carol Frost, coached his high school football team.[9]

In addition to football, Frost was a standout in track and field, winning a state championship in the shot put. At the state championship meet his senior year, Frost won an all-class gold medal with a throw of 17.92 m (58 ft 9 12 in).[11] His personal best from earlier that year was 18.62 m (61 ft 1 in).[12][9]

College career

Frost began his collegiate career as a two-year letterman at Stanford in 1993 and 1994 before transferring to Nebraska in 1995. In his two seasons starting for the Huskers, Frost was a 1997 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist and quarterbacked his teams to a 24–2 record, completing 192 of 359 passes for 2,677 yards and 18 touchdowns. This includes a senior season in which he became only the tenth player in college football history to both run (1,095) and pass (1,237) for 1,000 yards.

Frost's senior season featured a now-legendary play called the Flea Kicker. In a game against Missouri, Frost threw a pass that was kicked by Shevin Wiggins and caught by Matt Davison for a touchdown. The touchdown sent the game into overtime where Frost sealed No. 1 Nebraska's victory with a rushing touchdown. Frost and Nebraska went on to win a share of the 1997 national championship with a 42–17 Orange Bowl win over Peyton Manning's Tennessee Volunteers.

Statistics

Career statistics
Season Games Starts Record Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg TD
Stanford Cardinal
1993 11 0 4–7 2 9 6 22.2 0 0 27.8 15 63 4.2 0
1994 11 0 3–7–1 33 77 464 42.9 2 5 89.1 38 193 5.1 2
Nebraska Cornhuskers
1995
Redshirt Redshirted
1996 13 13 11–2 104 200 1,440 52.0 13 3 130.9 126 438 3.5 9
1997 13 13 13–0 88 159 1,237 55.3 5 4 126.0 176 1,095 6.22 19
Career totals 48 26 31–16–1 227 445 3,147 51.0 20 12 119.9 355 1,789 5.0 30

Professional career

Following his collegiate career, Frost was selected in the third round (67th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he played safety and special teams from 1998 to 2000. His professional football career included stops in Cleveland (2001), Green Bay (2001–02), and Tampa Bay (2003).

Coaching career

As a player, Frost was coached by Stanford's Bill Walsh, Nebraska's Tom Osborne, the New York Jets' Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick, and the Buccaneers' Mike Tomlin and Jon Gruden. In December 2002, while on the Packers' injured reserve list, Frost served as a temporary graduate assistant at his alma mater.[13] He was later a graduate assistant at Kansas State in 2006.

Frost took a position at Northern Iowa in 2007 as linebackers coach before being elevated to co-defensive coordinator one year later. His defense finished the 2008 season tied for third in the FCS in takeaways (40) and ninth in scoring defense (17.7 points per game). The 12–3 Panthers also led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in rushing defense (107.1 yards per game) and scoring defense.[14]

Frost joined Oregon's coaching staff as its wide receivers coach on January 26, 2009. Working under head coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, Frost was instrumental in instituting a toughness among his receivers that enhanced their ability as downfield blockers, which contributed to the success of the Ducks’ potent running game. During his four seasons as wide receivers coach, the Ducks reached four straight BCS bowls and three of his departed wide receivers have been invited to NFL camps.

After the departure of Kelly, the University of Oregon promoted Helfrich to head coach and Frost was later officially announced as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on January 31, 2013.[15] In 2014, Frost was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top assistant coach. That season, his protégé Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy en route to a berth in the National Championship game. In his three seasons as the Ducks' offensive coordinator, Oregon recorded a 33–7 record and finished every year among the nation's top six teams in terms of both scoring offense and total offense.

UCF

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Frost in 2017, after coaching UCF to victory over Memphis in the 2017 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game (which was his final game at UCF)

On December 1, 2015, Frost was hired as the head football coach at the University of Central Florida.[16] Frost replaced long time UCF head coach George O'Leary and interim head coach Danny Barrett, who took over the Knights when O'Leary resigned following an 0–8 start. The Knights went on to finish 0–12 that year. Frost immediately turned UCF around. He won six games in 2016, taking the Knights to the 2016 Cure Bowl, where they lost to Arkansas State. In 2017, the Knights stormed through the regular season, finishing 11–0. They won The American championship game 62-55 in double OT at home against Memphis for their 12th consecutive win. Frost led the Knights into the 2018 Peach Bowl–the school's second-ever appearance in a major bowl. In that game, they defeated 7th ranked Auburn, completing the first undefeated and untied season in school history.[17] Following the game, the school claimed a national championship.[a]

Nebraska

On December 2, 2017, Frost accepted the head football coach position at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.[21]

Personal life

Scott is married to Grand Canyon University graduate Ashley;[22] they welcomed their son in November 2017.

Coaching tree

Frost has worked for the following head coaches as an assistant/positional coach:

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
UCF Knights (American Athletic Conference) (2016–2017)
2016 UCF 6–7 4–4 3rd (East) L Cure
2017 UCF 13–0 8–0 1st (East) W Peach 7 6
UCF: 19–7 12–4
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten Conference) (2018–present)
2018 Nebraska 4–8 3–6 T–5th (West)
2019 Nebraska 0–0 0–0 (West)
Nebraska: 4–8 3–6
Total: 23–15
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "The Scott Frost timeline: From Wood River, to Orlando and back home". journalstar.com. Lincoln Journal Star. December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 American Athletic Conference Football Postseason Honors". American Athletic Conference (Press release). November 29, 2017.
  3. ^ USA Today Sports [@usatodaysports] (January 9, 2018). "2017 AFCA FBS Coach of the Year Award Scott Frost, University of Central Floridapic.twitter.com/4azpvZctfk" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Russo, Ralph D. (December 18, 2017). "College football: Scott Frost named AP Coach of the Year after leading UCF to undefeated season". NCAA.com. Associated Press.
  5. ^ "UCF's Scott Frost wins Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award". espn.com. December 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "FCA Honors Former UCF Coach Scott Frost with 2017 Grant Teaff Award". Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Press release). January 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "National Coach of the Year - UCF". UCF Athletics (Press release). December 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Koch, Joshua (January 10, 2018). "Scott Frost wins Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of Year Award". Miami Sun Herald. Associated Press.
  9. ^ a b c Plumlee, Rick (November 10, 1996). "For Nebraska Qb, Football Means Family". Chicago Tribune.
  10. ^ "NSAA Football Playoffs History – 1975-1996" (PDF). Nebraska School Activities Association.
  11. ^ "All-Time Track and Field Gold Medal Winners". Nebraska School Activities Association.
  12. ^ "Boys Shot Put All-Time Bests".
  13. ^ Gabriel, Parker (December 3, 2017). "Frost coming home to coach Huskers". columbustelegram.com. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Scott Frost - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN". July 25, 2012. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012.
  15. ^ "Oregon Ducks announce Scott Frost as offensive coordinator". Archived from the original on February 2, 2013.
  16. ^ "Frost a Knight" (Press release). UCF Knights. December 1, 2015. Archived from the original on May 12, 2016.
  17. ^ Romero, Iliana Limón (December 5, 2017). "Scott Frost to coach UCF in Peach Bowl despite Knights' hire of his replacement". Orlando Sentinel.
  18. ^ "2017 Rankings, Week 17". Colley Matrix. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "Football Bowl Subdivision Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 109. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  20. ^ Seeley, Andy (January 10, 2018). "Knights Ranked No. 1 - UCF" (Press release). UCF Athletics.
  21. ^ Chavez, Chris (December 2, 2017). "Nebraska hiring Scott Frost as new head coach". Sports Illustrated.
  22. ^ "Meet Mrs. Frost". FabWags.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.

Notes

  1. ^ UCF claims a national championship for the 2017 season, and the team was ranked number 1 by the Colley Matrix, an NCAA-recognized selector of national champions.[18][19][20]

External links

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1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1997 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1998 Orange Bowl

The 1998 Orange Bowl was played on January 2, 1998, and served as the Bowl Alliance's designated national championship game for the 1997 season. This 64th edition of the Orange Bowl featured the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big 12 Conference and the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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The Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs played in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. Alabama defeated Georgia in overtime by a score of 26–23 on a game-winning touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Devonta Smith. Alabama claimed its 17th national title in school history, the most of any current FBS team.

The University of Central Florida Knights finished the season as the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I FBS and beat the Auburn Tigers. Auburn defeated College Football Playoff national champion Alabama and split two games with runner-up Georgia during the season. Because of this, the UCF Knights also claimed a national title this season.

2017 UCF Knights football team

The 2017 UCF Knights football team represented the University of Central Florida in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Knights played their home games at the newly renamed Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Florida, and competed in the East Division of the American Athletic Conference. They were led by second year head coach Scott Frost.

The Knights finished the regular season 12–0, the football program's first ever undefeated regular season, second 12-win season, and won the 2017 American Conference Championship. The Knights season culminated in a 2018 Peach Bowl win over Auburn. The effort came just two years after an 0–12 winless season (2015). UCF became the first team in the history of NCAA Division I FBS to improve from a winless regular season to an undefeated regular season in only two years.Despite being the only undefeated team in FBS, UCF did not receive a spot in the College Football Playoff. Frost criticized the College Football Playoff committee, saying that the Knights "deserve[d] more credit from the committee than what they got." Frost believed that the committee deliberately ranked the Knights low enough on a weekly basis that they had no realistic chance of finishing in the top four. The Knights proclaimed themselves national champions at the end of the season. Florida lawmakers proposed passing a resolution declaring UCF the national champions, which Florida Governor Rick Scott proclaimed officially on January 8, 2018. On January 9, UCF was ranked No. 1 by the Colley Matrix, a mathematically based

power rating developed by Wes Colley and listed as a NCAA-recognized National Polls Ranking for major selectors. This ranking was later recognized by the NCAA as a valid national championship claim, alongside Alabama's.

2018 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 2018 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by first-year head coach Scott Frost and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. They are members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 3–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division.

2019 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 2019 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team will represent the University of Nebraska in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team will be coached by second-year head coach Scott Frost and will play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. They are members of the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.

American Harness Horse of the Year

The Harness Horse of the Year is an honor recognizing the top harness racing horse in the United States. The award is selected by the United States Trotting Association and the United States Harness Writers Association who issue the annual Dan Patch Awards.

The inaugural honor was awarded to Victory Song of Castleton Farms Stables who was named the "Harness Horse of 1947" by a committee that consisted of 50 harness racing writers, radio commentators and sports editors. Victory Song picked up 23 first-place votes, to lead a field of 22 horses that had been nominated for the honor, edging stablemate Hoot Mon who finished in second in the balloting. Victory Song had set the harness racing record for stallions with a time of 1:57.6 in the mile. E. Roland Harriman, president of the Trotting Horse Club of America, announced the award and indicated that the enthusiasm shown for the honor led to the decision to make the "Harness Horse of the Year" an annual event.Good Time became the first horse to win the honor two times, winning in both 1949 and 1952. Good Time held the single-season money record at the time of $110,299 and received 80 first-place votes from the 99 writers participating in that year's balloting, after finishing first in 23 starts in 1952, with three second-place finishes and two finishes in third.In 1956, Scott Frost became the first horse to win the Harness of the Year honors in consecutive years, earning the first place on the ballots of 66 of the 95 writers participating that year. Driven by Joe O'Brien, Scott Frost won 18 of 21 starts in 1956, coming in second in the three other races.

Carol Moseke

Carol Jean L. Moseke Frost; born March 8, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska) is a female track and field athlete from the United States, competing in the discus throw. She represented her native country at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and won the gold medal in the women's discus throw event at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

She was a four-time champion in the women's discus at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Following the Olympics, Moseke returned to Nebraska and married Larry Frost, a former Nebraska football player, and from 1977–80, Carol Frost coached the Huskers' women's track and field team. Among her first athletes was Merlene Ottey, who won the first AIAW Championship for the Nebraska program. Ottey went on to win the most women's Olympic track and field medals ever.Later, she got out of coaching track to coach football alongside her husband and eventually coached her son Scott Frost during his days as a star at Wood River High School. Scott, a former offensive coordinator with the Oregon Ducks, is the current head coach at the University of Nebraska.

As Carol Frost, she has continued to compete into the Masters age groups. She holds the current American record in the W65 Shot Put, the W60, W65 and W70 records in the Discus, and the W70 World record in the Javelin.

Charlie Carver

Charles Carver Martensen (born July 31, 1988), known professionally as Charlie Carver, is an American actor. His best known roles include Porter Scavo on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, Ethan on the MTV television series Teen Wolf, and Scott Frost on the first season of the HBO television series The Leftovers. His twin brother Max Carver has frequently portrayed the twin of his characters.

Josh Heupel

Joshua Kenneth Heupel (born March 22, 1978) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He was named to the job in December 2017, following the resignation of Scott Frost, who left for the head coaching job at Nebraska. Heupel played college football as quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners. During his college playing career, he was recognized as a consensus All-American, won numerous awards, and led Oklahoma to the 2000 BCS National Championship. After two years unsuccessfully trying to make an NFL roster (featuring brief stints with the Miami Dolphins and the Green Bay Packers), Heupel became a coach. He served as co-offensive coordinator for Oklahoma until January 6, 2015, when he was fired. He was named the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach for the Utah State University (USU) Aggies on January 23, 2015. After one season at USU, he was hired on Barry Odom's staff at the University of Missouri, where he was the offensive coordinator before being hired for his first head coaching position at UCF.

List of Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coaches

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football program is a college football team that represents the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the West Division of the Big Ten Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 31 head coaches since organized football began in 1890. The university adopted the nickname Cornhuskers in 1900. Prior to that, the team was also known as the Old Gold Knights, Antelopes, Rattlesnake Boys and Bugeaters. The Cornhuskers have played 1,219 games during their 120 seasons. In those seasons, seven coaches have led the Cornhuskers to postseason bowl games: Biff Jones, Bill Glassford, Bob Devaney, Tom Osborne, Frank Solich, Bill Callahan, and Bo Pelini. Twelve coaches have won conference championships with the Cornhuskers: Frank Crawford, Charles Thomas, Robbie Robinson, W. C. Cole, Ewald O. Stiehm, E. J. Stewart, Fred Dawson, Ernest Bearg, Dana X. Bible, Jones, Devaney, Osborne, and Frank Solich

Osborne is the all-time leader in games coached (307), years coached (25) and wins (255). Williams and Langdon Frothingham are tied with the highest winning percentage. Williams won his only game as head coach and Frothingham won his two games. Among coaches with at least a full season of coaching, Stiehm's winning percentage of .913 is the highest. Adolph J. Lewandowski and A. Edwin Branch each have a winning percentage of .250, the lowest of all Nebraska coaches. Of the 31 Cornhusker coaches, six have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Robinson, Fielding H. Yost, Bible, Jones, Devaney, and Osborne. Bo Pelini, hired in December 2007, was fired at the end of the 2014 regular season.On December 4, 2014 Oregon State coach Mike Riley was announced as the next head coach of the Nebraska football program. Riley was relieved of his duties on November 25, 2017 following Nebraska's worst season of football in 56 years with a 4-8 year. Riley was 19-19 overall (12-14 Big Ten) in his three years. On December 2, 2017 UCF coach Scott Frost was named the head coach of the Nebraska football program. Frost was a quarterback on the 1997 National Championship Nebraska football team.

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Scott Frost (horse)

Scott Frost (1952-1983) was a United States Harness Racing Hall of Fame Standardbred trotter trained and driven by future Hall of Fame inductee Joe O'Brien. His performances on the racetrack in 1954 saw him voted United States Two-Year-Old Trotter of the Year and in 1955 he became the first winner of the U.S. Trotting Triple Crown series and was voted U.S. Harness Horse of the Year. Racing at age four in 1956, Scott Frost became the first horse to twice win Harness Horse of the Year honors.

Scott Frost (writer)

Scott Frost is an American screenwriter and novelist. He is the son of actor Warren Frost and the brother of Mark Frost and actress Lindsay Frost. He worked with his brother and David Lynch on the Twin Peaks television series, writing two episodes. He wrote episode 1.4 of the little-seen On the Air television series for Lynch and his brother, although the episode was never aired in the United States. Among others, he has also written an episode of Babylon 5 entitled "The Long Dark", and two episodes of Andromeda. In the early 1990s, he wrote the script for the mystery/thriller TV movie Past Tense with Miguel Tejada-Flores. He again worked with his brother on the 2001 series All Souls.

The Leftovers (TV series)

The Leftovers is an American supernatural mystery drama television series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, that aired on HBO from June 29, 2014, to June 4, 2017. Based on Perrotta's novel of the same name, the series begins three years after the "Sudden Departure", a global event that resulted in 2% of the world's population disappearing, and follows the lives of those who were left behind. The lives of police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), his family, along with grieving widow Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) and her brother, reverend Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston), are key focal points for the series, as they struggle to adjust to life after the Departure.

The pilot was written by Lindelof and Perrotta, and directed by Peter Berg. The series stars an ensemble cast featuring Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Kevin Carroll, Janel Moloney, and Scott Glenn. The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 4, 2015, and concluded December 6, 2015. On December 10, 2015, at Lindelof's request to end the series, HBO renewed the series for a third and final season, which premiered on April 16, 2017, and concluded on June 4, 2017. Over the course of the series, 28 episodes aired over three seasons.

The first season received mostly positive reviews, though some criticized the series for its grim tone. The series underwent a critical reevaluation during its acclaimed second and third seasons, with many critics referring to The Leftovers as one of the greatest television series of all-time, with particular praise for its writing, acting and thematic depth. The musical score composed by Max Richter also attracted critical praise. Despite only receiving average ratings throughout its run, the series has developed a cult following. The series has been compared favorably to Lost, a previous series co-created by Lindelof.

Twin Peaks books

The cult classic television series Twin Peaks has spawned several successful books and audio books due to its popularity. In 1990 and 1991, Pocket Books released three official tie-in books, each authored by the show's creators (or their family) which offer a wealth of backstory. More official tie-in books would be released in 2016 and 2017, written by Mark Frost.

UCF Knights football

The UCF Knights football team represents The University of Central Florida (UCF) in the sport of American football. The Knights compete in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the East Division of the American Athletic Conference (The American). Their current head coach is Josh Heupel, formerly a player and coach at Oklahoma and offensive coordinator at Missouri. The Knights play their home games at the 44,206-seat Spectrum Stadium, which is located on UCF's main campus in Orlando, Florida, United States.

UCF first fielded a varsity football team in the fall of 1979 as a NCAA Division III program and subsequently completed their ascension to Division I–A, now known as the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), in 1996, becoming the only program in NCAA history to have played in all four divisions of football. As a Division I–AA program, the Knights made the 1990 and 1993 playoffs, and were picked as the preseason No. 1 team to start the 1994 season.As of the 2017 regular season, UCF has 243 victories, has won six division championships and six conference championships, and an undefeated season in 2017. The Knights have a national championship for the 2017 season despite being excluded from that season's College Football Playoff.The Knights have made nine postseason appearances since joining the FBS, including winning two major bowls: the 2014 Fiesta Bowl and the 2018 Peach Bowl. The program has produced one Consensus All-American, Kevin Smith in 2007, and three Heisman Trophy candidates, Daunte Culpepper (QB) in 1998, Kevin Smith (RB) in 2007, and McKenzie Milton (QB) in 2017. UCF has produced a long line of accomplished NFL players, including Blake Bortles, A.J. Bouye, Kemal Ishmael, Brandon Marshall, Matt Prater, Asante Samuel, and Mike Sims-Walker. UCF has had four first-round picks in the NFL Draft, players in fourteen Super Bowls, and seven pro-bowlers. The Knights' main rivals are the South Florida Bulls.

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