Grant, Johnson Earn Street & Smith's Preseason All-America

UCF’s Richie Grant and Jordan Johnson have been named among the top players in America returning for the 2019 season. Street & Smith’s annual national college football preview is out in stores and placed both Knights on their Preseason All-America Team.


Grant was named second-team Preseason All-America as a defensive back, while Johnson earned second-team Preseason All-America accolades as an offensive lineman. UCF was one of just 10 teams in the nation to have multiple players named to the two Preseason All-America teams.


The Knights were ranked 15th in Street & Smith’s Preseason Top 25 and the team was projected to win the American Athletic Conference East Division for the third straight year.


A single Preseason All-AAC team was announced as well with UCF collecting a league-best seven honors. Cincinnati and Memphis each earned four honors from the publication, as the second highest total.


Street & Smith’s Preseason All-AAC


QB – D’Eriq King, Houston

RB – Michael Warren II, Cincinnati

RB – Greg McCrae, UCF

OL – Jake Brown, UCF

OL – Jordan Johnson, UCF

OL – Cole Schneider, UCF

OL – Dustin Woodard, Memphis

OL – Jovahn Fair, Temple

TE – Mitchell Wilcox, South Florida

WR – Marquez Stevenson, Houston

WR – James Proche – SMU



DL – Brendon Hayes, UCF

DL – Joseph Dorceus, Memphis

DL – Patrick Johnson, Tulane

LB – Nate Evans, UCF

LB – Shaun Bradley, Temple

LB – Perry Young, Cincinnati

LB – Bryce Huff, Memphis

DB – Richie Grant, UCF

DB – T.J. Carter, Memphis

DB – James Wiggins, Cincinnati

DB – Mike Hampton, South Florida



K – Jake Verity, ECU

P – James Smith, Cincinnati


Finally, Street & Smith’s also gave out some superlative awards as we get set for the 2019 campaign, and the Knights picked up four of them.


Fastest Receiver – Tre Nixon

Most Elusive Running Back – Greg McCrae

Top NFL Prospect – Richie Grant

Best Facilities – UCF