Knights Sign NFL Free Agent Deals

ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Immediately following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, four former members of the UCF football team reportedly signed undrafted free agent contracts with NFL teams, and four others were invited to training camp.


Rashard Causey has signed with the Atlanta Falcons, Wyatt Miller signed with the New York Jets, Matthew Wright signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dredrick Snelson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Causey played in all 13 games, starting five at nickel corner in 2018. He totaled 48 tackles, 4.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks as a senior. Causey was tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles, recovered one and broke up six passes.


Miller was a two-time All-Conference performer in the American Athletic Conference. He played in 49 games in his career at UCF, starting the final 44 contests of his career. Miller made the move from right tackle to left tackle for his senior season and helped the Knights set numerous rushing records in 2018.


Wright left UCF as the program’s all-time record holder with 375 career points, 55 career field goals made, 212 extra points made and 153 consecutive extra points made. He earned All-Conference honors from The American in both 2017 and 2018.


Snelson totaled 1,383 receiving yards over the last two seasons, hauling in 106 receptions and 15 touchdowns in his career. As a junior, he averaged 15.1 yards per catch and also ran for a score. In 2018, Snelson increased his average per catch to 16.0.


Four other Knights have reportedly been invited to training camps for NFL franchises. Mac Loudermilk will head to Tampa Bay Buccaneers camp, Kyle Gibson to Baltimore Ravens camp, and Michael Colubiale to Jacksonville Jaguars camp. Taj McGowan has been invited to both Jaguars and New York Giants camp.


Loudermilk, aside from having some of the best celebrations in college football, left UCF with his name in the record books. He ranks sixth all-time with 4,528 yards punting and third with a career punt average of 43.4 yards. Loudermilk also won the 2018 Pete Mortell Holder of the Year Award.


Gibson, a First Team All-Conference safety in 2017, started 30 career games as a Knight. He totaled 90 tackles, broke up six passes and forced two fumbles as a senior. Gibson also had an interception, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery in 2018.


After six years with the Knights, Michael Colubiale is finally moving on. An Honorable Mention All-Conference honoree in The American in 2018, he totaled 21 recptions for 278 yards as a senior. Colubiale hauled in four career touchdowns for the Knights.


McGowan rushed for 16 of his 19 career touchdowns during UCF’s back-to-back conference championship seasons in 2017 and 2018. He carried the ball 71 times for 470 yards on the ground as a senior, eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark in the win over Cincinnati.


This crop of Knights join Trysten Hill in the NFL. Hill was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys 58th overall on Friday evening.