Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

Dec. 19, 2013

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By Andrew Jennette

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - As players and coaches prepare for week 16 in the National Football League, 15 former Knights hold spots on NFL rosters, including Matt Prater, who recently set an NFL record by kicking a 64-yard field goal against Tennessee on Dec. 8.

Prater continues to be one of the NFL’s top kickers as he ranks third in the league in points (127), second in accuracy (95.2%) and first in touchbacks (70).  

Brandon Marshall (Chicago) racked up 95 yards and a touchdown on six catches as the Bears defeated the Browns, 38-31, to maintain their lead in the NFC North. Marshall recently cracked the 1000-yard plateau for the seventh-consecutive season.

Josh Sitton (Green Bay) made his 14th start of the season at left guard and was part of a thrilling 37-36, come-from-behind victory by the Packers in Dallas. Sitton opened holes for Packers running back Eddie Lacy, who became the first Green Bay player to top 1000 yards rushing since 2009.

North of the border, a trio of UCF players wrapped up their CFL seasons as Joe Burnett finished the year with Edmonton, Mike Sims-Walker closed with Winnipeg and Keith Shologan won the 2013 Grey Cup with Saskatchewan with a 45-23 victory over Hamilton. The victory celebration was bittersweet for Shologan as he was selected by the Ottawa RedBlacks in the CFL expansion draft this past Monday.

For a complete listing of UCF alums in the NFL this weekend and how to watch the Knights in action, check out the information below.

UCF Knights in the NFL - This week


WR Kamar Aiken – Baltimore Ravens – Practice Squad

WR Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears
Week 15: 6 REC, 95 YDS, 15.8 YPC, 1 TD
Season: 14 GP, 14 GS, 90 REC, 1,185 YDS, 13.2 YPC, 10 TD
This week: Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m. at Philadelphia, NBC 

FB Bruce Miller - San Francisco 49ers
Week 15: 4 REC, 26 YDS, 6.5 YPC                                                                        
Season: 14 GP, 13 GS, 25 REC, 243 YDS, 9.7 YPC
This week: Dec. 23, 8:30 p.m. vs. Atlanta, ESPN

RB Latavius Murray - Oakland Raiders - Injured Reserve 

WR Jamar Newsome – Dallas Cowboys – Practice Squad

OT Jah Reid - Baltimore Ravens
Week 15: Saw action as a reserve lineman
Season: 8 GP
This week: Dec. 22, 4:25 p.m. vs. New England, CBS 

OG Josh Sitton - Green Bay Packers
Week 15: Started at LG
Season: 14 GP, 14 GS
This week: Dec. 22, 4:25 p.m. vs. Pittsburgh, CBS 


CB A.J. Bouye - Houston Texans – Injured Reserve
Season: 6 GP, Two tackles 

LB Troy Davis - New York Jets – Injured Reserve
Season: 4 GP, Five tackles 

DE Leger Douzable - New York Jets
Week 15: Saw action on the field
Season: 14 GP, 13 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 2.0 tackles for loss
This week: Dec. 22, 1 p.m. vs. Cleveland, CBS 

Cam Henderson – Cleveland Browns – Practice Squad

S Kemal Ishmael - Atlanta Falcons
Week 15: One tackle
Season: 2 GP, Two tackles
This week: Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m. vs. New England, NBC 

CB Josh Robinson - Minnesota Vikings – Injured Reserve
Season: 10 GP, 10 GS, 58 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 4 PD, 1 FF 

CB Asante Samuel - Atlanta Falcons
Week 15: Did not play
Season: 11 GP, 10 GS, 30 tackles, 1 INT, 3 PD, 1 FF
This week: Dec. 23, 8:30 p.m. at San Francisco, ESPN 

Special Teams

PK Matt Prater - Denver Broncos
Week 15: 2-2 FG, Long 42, 2-2 XP, 4 Kickoffs, 3 Touchbacks                                        
Season totals:  14 GP, 20-21 FG, Long 64, 67-67 XP, 98 kickoffs, 70 touchbacks
This week: Dec. 22, 1 p.m. at Houston, ESPN

UCF Knights in the CFL – Final Stats

CB/KR Joe Burnett - Edmonton Eskimos – 16 GP, 57 tackles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 11 kick returns for 216 yards (19.6 avg.), 33 punt returns for 291 yards (8.8 avg.)

DT Keith Shologan - Saskatchewan Roughriders - 18 GP, 31 tackles 4 sacks

WR Mike Sims-Walker - Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 1 GP, 8 REC, 137 YDS, 17.1 YPC

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