Honored in Winter Park



Feb. 27, 2014

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - It was a celebratory atmosphere Thursday morning when the UCF football team was honored by the City of Winter Park.

Head Coach George O'Leary joined invitees to a breakfast and Q&A session at the Alfond Inn, and Mayor Kenneth Bradley proclaimed Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as "Coach O'Leary and UCF Knights Football Day" in the City of Winter Park.

UCF was the headline story for the majority of the football season in the central Florida region thanks to its American Athletic Conference title, No. 10 national ranking and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl victory. The Knights delivered a school record 12 victories including two over top-10 teams (Louisville and Baylor).

UCF, along with the Orlando area, received plenty of national exposure as well, with seven games overall on either ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. The Knights also appeared on CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN Regional twice and ESPN3 twice.

The event in Winter Park was the third time the Knights had been honored by local leaders since the 2013 campaign came to a close. At a City of Orlando Council Meeting, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer proclaimed Jan. 27 as "UCF Knights Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Champions" Day. And earlier in January, Orange County Major Teresa Jacobs and the Board of Commissioners recognized the Knights with a resolution to celebrate UCF for its outstanding season.

UCF will get 2014 spring camp underway March 12, with the annual Spring Game scheduled for April 12 at 2 p.m.

2014 Football Season Tickets: The March to Victory starts with UCF fans. Renew or order season tickets, starting at $99, today online or call 407-UCF-1000. And to learn about the Croke Park Classic against Penn State Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland, check out UCF.CrokeParkClassic.com.



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