Jan. 26, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - With 15 players suiting up for various teams in the National Football League, UCF led all other Conference USA schools in 2008. Today, we look at former offensive lineman Josh Sitton.
In the fourth round of the 2008 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers chose Sitton with the 36th pick. The former Knight became just the second offensive lineman ever drafted out of UCF.
Sitton's rookie campaign saw the right guard make an appearance in 11 games. He also started two games, including a tilt against the then-undefeated Tennessee Titans, and the Detroit Lions in the season finale. Sitton was a part of the Packers offensive line that helped Ryan Grant rush for 1,203 yards on the year.
The former Pensacola Catholic standout was a four year starter for UCF from 2004-07. He made his collegiate debut at No. 21 Wisconsin on Sept. 4, 2004 at the right guard position. In his senior season, Sitton was part of the offensive line that helped Kevin Smith achieve a record-breaking season and run for 2,567 yards and 30 total touchdowns. Sitton would go on to appear in over 50 games in his four years at UCF, including starts at right guard, right tackle and left guard.
Tomorrow, we look at former place kicker Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos.