UCF Has the Key



Nov. 27, 2013

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Having helped the Knights to one of the top campaigns in program history, UCF assistant head coach/offensive line coach Brent Key is one of 40 candidates for the 2013 Broyles Award, which will be presented to the top assistant in the country next month. Also UCF's recruiting coordinator, Key has played a major role in the No. 17/19 Knights posting a 9-1 overall mark and a 6-0 record in the American Athletic Conference this season.

This marks the second-straight year that Key, who is in his ninth year at UCF, has been a finalist for the award, which is presented by The Rotary Club of Little Rock. This year's winner will be announced on Dec. 10. The award was established in 1996 to honor former Arkansas head coach Frank Broyles, who had a track record of working with some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history.

This season, Key's offensive line has helped UCF post 22 rushing touchdowns and average 35.8 points per game, the fourth-highest mark in school history. The Knights are averaging 455.0 yards per game, the third-best mark in program history. The line has allowed quarterback Blake Bortles to rank in the top 10 in the nation in efficiency and completion percentage, while he has thrown only five interceptions, compared to 20 touchdowns.

Key and the Knights are back in action Friday when they host USF at 8 p.m. A win would clinch at least a share of The American title for the Black and Gold.

Make sure to visit the 2013 UCF Football Bowl Game Presale Ticket Central page for ordering information on potential postseason bowl destinations.



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