2012 NFL Knights Update

2012 NFL Knights Update

A total of 17 former UCF football players are currently on active rosters throughout the NFL as they start to prepare for week three of the preseason. That list is highlighted by starters Brandon Marshall (Chicago), Bruce Miller (San Francisco), Josh Sitton (Green Bay), Kevin Smith (Detroit), Atari Bigby (San Diego) and Matt Prater (Denver).

From the 2011 UCF roster, four Knights are experiencing their first NFL preseason camps: Nick Pieschel, Josh Linam, Josh Robinson and Charley Hughlett. Adam Nissley also was in camp and saw time in week one with the Atlanta Falcons before being injured.

Meanwhile, three players are representing UCF north of the border in the CFL’s regular season: Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, Joe Burnett and Keith Shologan.

For the complete update on former Knights in the NFL and CFL, check out the below list.

UCF Knights in the NFL – Preseason

Offense

  • WR Kamar Aiken – Buffalo Bills – 2 GP
  • OT Patrick Brown – Minnesota Vikings – 2 GP
  • WR Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears – 2 GP, 2 GS, 3 REC, 65 YDS
  • FB Bruce Miller – San Francisco 49ers – 2 GP, 1 GS
  • WR Jamar Newsome – Kansas City Chiefs – 2 GP, 3 REC, 27 YDS
  • OG Nick Pieschel – Chicago Bears – 2 GP
  • OT Jah Reid – Baltimore Ravens – No Stats
  • OG Josh Sitton – Green Bay Packers – 2 GP, 2 GS
  • RB Kevin Smith – Detroit Lions – 2 GP, 2 GS, 9 ATT, 39 YDS, 3 REC, 28 YDS

*TE Adam Nissley caught one pass for the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Baltimore Ravens, but was injured in that game

Defense

  • SS Atari Bigby – San Diego Chargers – 2 GP, 2 GS, 6 Tackles, 1 Pass Defense, 1 Fumble Recovery
  • DE Leger Douzable – Tennessee Titans – 2 GP, 3 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery
  • LB Josh Linam – Miami Dolphins – No Stats
  • CB Josh Robinson – Minnesota Vikings – 1 GP, 1 PR, 5 YDS, 2 Tackles, 2 Passes Defended
  • CB Asante Samuel – Atlanta Falcons – 2 GP, 1 Tackle, 1 Pass Defense
  • DT Torell Troup – Buffalo Bills – No Stats

 Special Teams

  • LS Charley Hughlett – Dallas Cowboys – 2 GP
  • PK Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – 2-for-3 FG, 32 LG, 5-for-5 XP

 UCF Knights in the CFL – Regular Season

“Offence”

OG Cedric Gagne-Marcoux – Toronto Argonauts

“Defence”

  • CB/KR Joe Burnett – Edmonton Eskimos – 7 GP, 19 Tackles, 3 INT-108 YDS-1 TD, 1 FR-44 YDS-1 TD, 16 KR-330 YDS, 11 PR-150 YDS
  • DT Keith Shologan – Saskatchewan Roughriders – 6 GP, 8 Tackles, 2 Sacks