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Knights Reveal First Depth Chart of 2017

The UCF football team has been practicing for nearly a month and the start of the second season under head coach Scott Frost is just six days away.  On Friday, Frost released the first official depth chart of the season.

Of note on the depth chart:

  • There are 15 upperclassmen listed on the defensive two-deep, including five of six on the defensive line.
  • The Knights list 15 total freshmen on the depth chart, including 10 true freshmen.
    • Seven of 10 true freshmen are on the offense and four are wide receivers.

DEFENSE

  • Reigning American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year Shaquem Griffinleads a veteran group at linebacker heading into 2017.
    • Griffin is joined by junior Titus Davis at outside linebacker, while redshirt senior Chequan Burkett and junior Pat Jasinski are atop the depth chart at inside linebacker.
    • Burkett and Jasinski have 19 career starts between them.
  • The defensive line has even more experience and more depth, as five of the six Knights on the depth charter are upperclassmen.
  • While questions surrounding who would emerge on the defensive back depth chart surrounded camp, the coaching staff has been pleased with the play in practice thus far.
    • On the outside it’s currently a senior and a freshman on the first line, as redshirt senior Chris Johnson and redshirt freshman Brandon Moore are listed as the first string cornerbacks.
    • Redshirt juniors Tre Neal and Kyle Gibson both come in atop the depth chart at safety

 OFFENSE

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Following one of the best kicking seasons in UCF history, junior Matthew Wrightreturns to field goal and extra point duty, while adding kickoff responsibilities in 2017.
  • After playing behind Caleb Houston for two years, junior Mac Loudermilk takes over as punter and holder for the Knights.
  • Adrian Killins, who returned one kick for a touchdown as a freshman, will be joined by fellow speedster Otis Anderson as kick returner in 2017.
  • Chris Johnson is back to handle punt return duty, while Tre’Quan Smith is listed as the backup.

 

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