Four Knights Honored by Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook

June 24, 2011

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Four Knights have garnered preseason All-Conference USA First Team honors from Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook. All of UCF's selection came from the defensive side of the football and special teams.

Safety Kemal Ishmael, kickoff returner Quincy McDuffie, defensive end Darius Nall and cornerback Josh Robinson were all recognized by the preseason publication. Ishmael was an all-conference first team pick last season after leading the Knights with 93 total tackles as a sophomore. He had a pair of interceptions and five pass breakups.

In 2010, McDuffie earned CBS Sports and Rivals.com All-America Second Team honors, as well as a spot on the All-C-USA First Team, after ranking second nationally in kickoff returns at 32.19 yards per return. He concluded the year with 869 return yards and two touchdowns. McDuffie ranks third all-time at UCF with 1,813 return yards entering his junior season.

Nall, who is entering his senior campaign, recorded 31 total tackles last year. The Georgia native had 8.5 sacks on the season. Robinson joined Ishmael and McDuffie on the All-C-USA First Team. He totaled 59 tackles and also picked off a pair of passes to go with six pass breakups.

UCF opens the campaign on Sept. 3, hosting Charleston Southern at Bright House Networks Stadium.

2011 UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.