NFL Knights: Lions and Panthers and Bears

NFL Knights: Lions and Panthers and Bears

The NFL Preseason will get into full swing this weekend, and UCF fans will have plenty of opportunities to see their former Knights in action. Overall, 21 UCF players who completed their college careers in a Black and Gold uniform are preparing for their first preseason games.

One of those Knights is Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Torell Troup, who competed for UCF from 2006-09. Troup joined a long list of UCF football players who have received their degrees, both while with the team and after they exhausted their eligibility, when he officially became a UCF graduate this month. In July, UCF’s Graduation Success Rate stood at 81%, which was 13% above the national average and the highest in school history.

Last season, UCF led its previous league, Conference USA, for the second straight season with 14 players on NFL opening-day rosters. It eventually had 15 Knights in the NFL toward the end of the year.

North of the border, a pair of UCF players are continuing their CFL careers as Joe Burnett is suiting up with Edmonton and Keith Shologan is with Saskatchewan, and both have already played four regular-season contests.

For a complete listing of UCF in the NFL this weekend and how to watch the Knights in action, check out the below chart. Also, CLICK HERE for details on how to watch replays of games on NFL Network.

UCF Knights in the NFL – Next Game

Offense

  • WR Kamar Aiken – New England Patriots – Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia, Live on NFL Network
  • OL Patrick Brown – Carolina Panthers – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. vs. Chicago, Replay on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. on NFL Network
  • OG Theo Goins – Atlanta Falcons – Aug. 8, 8 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Live on ESPN
  • WR Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at Carolina, Replay on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. on NFL Network
  • WR Quincy McDuffie – Denver Broncos – Aug. 8, 9 p.m. at San Francisco, Replay on Aug. 9 at 1 a.m. on NFL Network
  • FB Bruce Miller – San Francisco 49ers – Aug. 8, 9 p.m. vs. Denver, Replay on Aug. 9 at 1 a.m. on NFL Network
  • RB Latavius Murray – Oakland Raiders – Aug. 9, at 10 p.m. Live on NFL Network
  • WR Jamar Newsome – Kansas City Chiefs – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at New Orleans, Replay on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. on NFL Network
  • OT Jah Reid – Baltimore Ravens – Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay, Replay on Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. on NFL Network
  • OG Josh Sitton – Green Bay Packers – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. vs. Arizona, Replay on Aug. 10 at 1 a.m. on NFL Network

Defense

  • CB A.J. Bouye – Houston Texans – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. at Minnesota, Replay on Aug. 10 at Midnight
  • LB Troy Davis – New York Jets – Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Detroit, Replay on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. on NFL Network
  • DE Leger Douzable – New York Jets – Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Detroit, Replay on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. on NFL Network
  • DE Cam Henderson – Atlanta Falcons – Aug. 8, 8 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Live on ESPN
  • S Kemal Ishmael – Atlanta Falcons – Aug. 8, 8 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Live on ESPN
  • CB Josh Robinson – Minnesota Vikings – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. vs. Houston, Replay on Aug. 10 at Midnight
  • CB Asante Samuel – Atlanta Falcons – Aug. 8, 8 p.m. vs. Cincinnati, Live on ESPN
  • LB Ray Shipman – New Orleans Saints – Aug. 9, 8 p.m. vs. Kansas City, Replay shown on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. on NFL Network
  • DT Torell Troup – Buffalo Bills – Aug. 11, 1:30 p.m. at Indianapolis, Live on NFL Network

Special Teams

  • P Blake Clingan – Detroit Lions – Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. vs. New York Jets, Replay on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. on NFL Network
  • PK Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – Aug. 8, 9 p.m. at San Francisco, Replay on Aug. 9 at 1 a.m. on NFL Network

UCF Knights in the CFL – Regular Season

“Defence”

  • CB/KR Joe Burnett – Edmonton Eskimos – 4 GP, 10 tackles, six kick returns for 129 yards (21.5 avg.), 18 punt returns for 131 yards (7.3 avg.)
  • DT Keith Shologan – Saskatchewan Roughriders – 4 GP, eight tackles, two sacks