Quincy McDuffie Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week

Nov. 22, 2010

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By Leigh Torbin

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF sophomore Quincy McDuffie (Orlando, Fla.) was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts in UCF's win over Tulane on Saturday at the Louisiana Superdome.

McDuffie got UCF's 61-14 victory started on the right foot by returning the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. It was McDuffie's second kickoff return for a touchdown this year, making him one of five players in the nation to have two kickoff return scores this fall. It was the third of his young career, tying for second in C-USA history and leaving him one shy of the UCF record. McDuffie also contributed on offense against the Green Wave, making a 28-yard catch and run for a touchdown on a screen pass. McDuffie became the first Knight since Todd Cleveland in 1996 to return a kickoff for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass in the same game. For the season, McDuffie's 33.5-yard average ranks second in the nation and, behind him, UCF as a team leads the nation with a 28.82 kickoff return average.

UCF has now won a total of seven C-USA Player of the Week awards in 2010 with Jeff Godfrey (Nov. 8) and Ronnie Weaver (Nov. 1) also winning it on offense and Kemal Ishmael (Oct. 11), Josh Linam (Nov. 8) and Darius Nall (Sept. 20 and Oct. 25) also claiming the prize on defense.

The awards are reflective of a strong season for the Knights thus far in 2010 as UCF stands at 8-3 on the year and 6-1 in C-USA play. With a win on Saturday at Memphis, UCF will win the league's East Division and play host to the C-USA Championship Game on Dec. 4 for the third time in six years.

Season ticket holders can reserve their seats now just in case UCF gets to host the game but most notify the UCF Athletic ticket office by tomorrow at 5 p.m. if they would like to guarantee their regular seating location. Season ticket holders can do this by logging into their account at UCFAthletics.com or calling (407) 823-1000. The general public can reserve seats at any time via TicketMaster or UCF Athletics. Through a special arrangement with Conference USA, student tickets are free.