Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

Nov. 15, 2012

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By Hannah Sedigh

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Players and coaches are currently looking ahead to Week 11 in the National Football League, but four former Knights had impressive performances in Week 10.

Cornerback Asante Samuel (Atlanta) had two tackles and three passes defended in the Falcons' first loss of the season to the Saints. He also recorded his second interception of the season and is still fourth in interceptions by active players with 47 for his career.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall (Chicago) had eight receptions for 107 yards, in the Bears' tough loss to the Texans on Sunday in soggy conditions. He topped 100 yards for the fifth time in nine games and ranks second in the NFL with 67 receptions and third in the league with 904 yards.

Cornerback Josh Robinson (Minnesota) produced again with the Vikings. In Sunday's win against the Lions, Robinson recorded three solo tackles and one assisted tackle.

Kicker Matt Prater (Denver) was 2-for-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points in the Broncos' 36-14 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He kicked his second 53-yard field goal of the season.

North of the border in the Canadian Football League, former Knights Joe Burnett (Edmonton) and Keith Shologan (Saskatchewan) saw their respective seasons come to an end in the playoffs. Burnett finished tied for the most INTs (6) in the league while Shologan registered four sacks from his defensive tackle position in 2012.

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

UCF Knights in the NFL - Regular Season/Most Recent Game
WR Kamar Aiken - Chicago Bears - Practice Squad
WR Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears - 9 GP, 9 GS, 67 REC, 904 YDS, 7 TD/ 8 REC, 107 YDS, (vs. TEXANS)
FB Bruce Miller - San Francisco 49ers - 9 GP, 6 GS, 3 ATT, 15 YDS, 2 REC, 24 YDS
WR Jamar Newsome - Kansas City Chiefs - Practice Squad
OG Nick Pieschel - Chicago Bears - Injured Reserve
OT Jah Reid - Baltimore Ravens - 2 GP
OG Josh Sitton - Green Bay Packers - 9 GP, 9 GS
RB Kevin Smith - Detroit Lions - 6 GP, 2 GS, 33 ATT, 124 YDS, 1 TD, 8 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD
*TE Adam Nissley - Atlanta Falcons - Injured Reserve

SS Atari Bigby - San Diego Chargers - 9 GP, 9 GS, 61 Tackles, 2 Passes Defended, 1 FR / 2 Tackles (vs. BUCS)
DE Leger Douzable - Tennessee Titans - Injured Reserve
CB Josh Robinson - Minnesota Vikings - 10 GP, 3 GS, 37 Tackles, 2 Passes Defended, 1st career Interception vs. San Francisco 49ers Week 3 for 24 YDS / 4 Tackles (vs. LIONS)
CB Asante Samuel - Atlanta Falcons - 9 GP, 9 GS, 28 Tackles, 8 Passes Defended, 2 Interceptions / 2 Tackles, 3 Passes Defended, 1 Interception for 13 YDS (vs. SAINTS)
DT Torell Troup - Buffalo Bills - Injured Reserve

Special Teams
PK Matt Prater - Denver Broncos - 12-for-13 FG, 53 LG, 31- for-31 XP/ 2-for-3 FG, 4-for-4 XP (vs. PANTHERS)

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

CB/KR Joe Burnett - Edmonton Eskimos - 19 GP, 19 GS (Includes Playoffs), 49 Tackles, 1 TFL, 3 Special Team Tackles, Team-leading 5 Passes Defended, Team-Leading 6 INT-108 YDS-2 TD, 1 FR-44 YDS-1 TD, 28 KR-573 YDS, 52 PR-463 tackles0 YDS, 3 Missed FG returns for 346 YDS, Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4
DT Keith Shologan - Saskatchewan Roughriders - 16 GP (Includes Playoffs), 23 Tackles, 4 Sacks