Rob Calabrese

Rob  Calabrese

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Rob Calabrese returned to UCF in the spring of 2014 following a season on the Oviedo High School coaching staff, and is an offensive graduate assistant for the Knights.

Calabrese suited up for the Black and Gold from 2008-12, playing quarterback from 2008-10, missing 2011 with an injury and then serving as both a quarterback and wide receiver in 2012.

A look at Calabrese's bio below:

-Nominated to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
-Won the "UCF Way" Award and the Greatest Effort Award at the 2012 UCF Football Awards Banquet
-Served as the starting quarterback in the Wild Knight package while also competing in his first season as a wide receiver
-Hauled in three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, ran the ball 15 times for 57 yards and was 2-for-4 with 36 passing yards
-At Akron 8/30: Caught his first pass for a 12 yard touchdown from Tyler Gabbert
-At Ohio State 9/8: Rushed once for two yards and a first down
-FIU 9/15: Had one catch for eight yards
-Missouri 9/29: Had one catch for 41 yards, which was a career long reception, and had one rush for six yards
-ECU 10/4: Rushed once for five yards
-Southern Miss 10/13: Ran the ball once for five yards
-At Memphis 10/20: Had a 3-yard rush while under the Wild Knight formation
-At Marshall 10/27: Picked up a first down on a 4-yard rush
-SMU 11/3: Completed one pass for 17 yards with the Wild Knight
-At UTEP 11/10: Notched five rushes for 26 yards
-UAB 11/24: Completed his only pass for 19 yards and a first down
-At C-USA Championship 12/1: On a blocked extra point, ran down the Tulsa player who recovered it to save two points, helping the game go to overtime

-Sat out due to an injury

-Appeared in five games under center with two starts and ended the season 25-of-39 for 316 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions through the air, and also rushed 16 times for 59 yards and one score
-South Dakota 9/4: Started and completed 12-of-15 passing for 176 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 14 yards on four carries
-UAB 10/6: Completed 3-of-3 passing for 34 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 40 yards on five carries
-At Marshall 10/13: Carried the ball twice for four yards and a score
-Missed the remainder of the season due to an injury

-Appeared in seven games with three starts
-Ranked second on the team in passing yards (260), touchdown passes (three), and pass attempts (46)
-At Rice 10/24: Came in as a reserve and went 3-for-4 for 71 yards and two touchdowns
-At Texas 11/7: Started game and went 10-for-19 for 76 yards

-Led the team in passing yards (664), completions (65), touchdown passes (seven) and pass attempts (165)
-At Boston College 9/20: Saw first-college action, going 4-for-8 passing totaling 37 yards
-At UTEP 9/27: Started first-career game, accounting for 167 yards passing; completed 13 of his 31 pass attempts and threw his first-collegiate touchdown, a 7-yard strike to Kamar Aiken
-Also led the team in rushing with 86 yards on 11 attempts against the Miners
-SMU 10/4: Started and threw for 32 yards on 5-for-9 passing
-Also had 12 rushing yards on seven runs and scored his first-career rushing touchdown vs. the Mustangs
-At Miami 10/11: Threw for 74 yards, and added 25 yards rushing
-At Tulsa 10/26: Completed over 50 percent of his passes, finishing 8-for-15 with 124 yards
-Posted his first multi-score game, throwing two touchdowns vs. the Golden Hurricane as well
-Southern Miss 11/8: Connected for 141 yards and one touchdown
-At Marshall 11/15: Threw a touchdown
-At Memphis 11/22: Finished with 54 yards and two scores

-Earned three letters for head coach Sal Ciampi, Jr., at East Islip
-Earned the Boomer Esiason Award as Suffolk County's top quarterback as a junior and senior
-A three-year starter at quarterback, broke Esiason's East Islip school records for career passing yardage (3,992) and touchdowns (34)
-Earned fourth-team Class AA All-State honors as a senior after leading the school to a perfect 11-0 record and the Long Island Championship
-As a senior, passed for 1,332 yards and 14 touchdowns and also rushed for 798 yards and 10 scores
-On defense, collected 41 tackles and picked off four passes
-As an all-county honoree during his junior season, passed for 1,514 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 444 yards and eight touchdowns
-Earned all-league honors as a sophomore after passing for 1,333 yards and 12 touchdowns
-Ranked as the No. 6 prospect overall in the state of New York by and the 15th best prospect in the state by
-Also recruited by Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse and Temple

-Son of Robert and Denise Calabrese
-Received his bachelor's degree in sport and fitness after the 2012 spring semester

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