UCF Football in the NFL - Preseason Update

Aug. 19, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - A total of 17 former UCF football players are currently on active rosters throughout the NFL as they start to prepare for week three of the preseason. That list is highlighted by starters Brandon Marshall (Chicago), Bruce Miller (San Francisco), Josh Sitton (Green Bay), Kevin Smith (Detroit), Atari Bigby (San Diego) and Matt Prater (Denver).

From the 2011 UCF roster, four Knights are experiencing their first NFL preseason camps: Nick Pieschel, Josh Linam, Josh Robinson and Charley Hughlett. Adam Nissley also was in camp and saw time in week one with the Atlanta Falcons before being injured.

Meanwhile, three players are representing UCF north of the border in the CFL's regular season: Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, Joe Burnett and Keith Shologan.

For the complete update on former Knights in the NFL and CFL, check out the below list.

UCF Knights in the NFL - Preseason
WR Kamar Aiken - Buffalo Bills - 2 GP
OT Patrick Brown - Minnesota Vikings - 2 GP
WR Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears - 2 GP, 2 GS, 3 REC, 65 YDS
FB Bruce Miller - San Francisco 49ers - 2 GP, 1 GS
WR Jamar Newsome - Kansas City Chiefs - 2 GP, 3 REC, 27 YDS
OG Nick Pieschel - Chicago Bears - 2 GP
OT Jah Reid - Baltimore Ravens - No Stats
OG Josh Sitton - Green Bay Packers - 2 GP, 2 GS
RB Kevin Smith - Detroit Lions - 2 GP, 2 GS, 9 ATT, 39 YDS, 3 REC, 28 YDS
*TE Adam Nissley caught one pass for the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Baltimore Ravens, but was injured in that game

SS Atari Bigby - San Diego Chargers - 2 GP, 2 GS, 6 Tackles, 1 Pass Defense, 1 Fumble Recovery
DE Leger Douzable - Tennessee Titans - 2 GP, 3 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery
LB Josh Linam - Miami Dolphins - No Stats
CB Josh Robinson - Minnesota Vikings - 1 GP, 1 PR, 5 YDS, 2 Tackles, 2 Passes Defended
CB Asante Samuel - Atlanta Falcons - 2 GP, 1 Tackle, 1 Pass Defense
DT Torell Troup - Buffalo Bills - No Stats

Special Teams
LS Charley Hughlett - Dallas Cowboys - 2 GP
PK Matt Prater - Denver Broncos - 2-for-3 FG, 32 LG, 5-for-5 XP

UCF Knights in the CFL - Regular Season
OG Cedric Gagne-Marcoux - Toronto Argonauts

CB/KR Joe Burnett - Edmonton Eskimos - 7 GP, 19 Tackles, 3 INT-108 YDS-1 TD, 1 FR-44 YDS-1 TD, 16 KR-330 YDS, 11 PR-150 YDS
DT Keith Shologan - Saskatchewan Roughriders - 6 GP, 8 Tackles, 2 Sacks

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