During Tuesday's State of the University Address, senior offensive lineman Jordan Rae was honored for the successes he's had on and off the football field. Rae was one of a handful of students recognized by UCF President John C. Hitt.
"To hear all of those compliments were definitely awesome," Rae said. "I've done so much and the work is finally paying off."
The senior offensive lineman graduated with his degree in finance last school year and is a three-year starter on the football team. He is also a candidate for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded each year to the best center in the nation.
As an undergraduate, Rae made the honor roll in six of his eight semesters and he is currently working on his master's degree in business.
"All of the qualities that we taught him came out and that's really important to us," Jordan's mother Dayle Rae said. "This is really the proof of all we taught him."