Knights in the Pros Update: September 28

ORLANDO – While the UCF football team had a weekend off the field, 11 former Knights saw action in the NFL during Week 3, including Jordan Franks, who was called up to the Cleveland Browns active roster and played both on offense and special teams in a win over the Chicago Bears. 

Franks has been on the Browns' practice squad for the first two weeks and saw his first game action of the 2021 season on Sunday. He played nine offensive snaps at tight end and 11 on special teams, or 41 percent of the special teams snaps. It marked the eight game played in his NFL career and the first since Dec. 29, 2019 as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Franks's tight end teammate while at UCF, Jordan Akins, had his best game of the 2021 season on Thursday Night Football, hauling in four catches for 32 yards as the Houston Texans fell to the Carolina Panthers. Akins has now caught four or more passes seven times in his career with his career best being seven receptions against the Ravens on Sept. 20, 2020. In just over three seasons, Akins has caught 95 balls for 1,095 yards in 48 games with the Texans.

Week 3
Jordan Akins – Houston Texans: Played at tight end, 4 catches for 32 yards vs. Panthers
A.J. Bouye – Carolina Panthers: Inactive vs. Texans
Gabriel Davis – Buffalo Bills: Played at wide receiver and on special teams, 1 catch for 23 yards vs. Washington
Jordan Franks – Cleveland Browns: Played at tight end and on special teams vs. Bears
Tay Gowan – Arizona Cardinals: Inactive vs. Jaguars
Richie Grant – Atlanta Falcons: Played on special teams vs. Giants
Shaquem Griffin – Miami Dolphins (practice)
Shaquill Griffin – Jacksonville Jaguars: Started at cornerback and played special teams, 6 tackles vs. Cardinals
Jacob Harris – Los Angeles Rams: Played on special teams vs. Bucs
Trysten Hill – Dallas Cowboys (pup list)
Mike Hughes – Kansas City Chiefs: Played at cornerback and on special teams, 2 tackles, 1 pass breakup vs. Chargers
Charley Hughlett – Cleveland Browns: Played as long snapper vs. Bears
Adrian Killins Jr. – Denver Broncos (injured reserve)
Justin McCray – Houston Texans: Played at center and on special teams vs. Panthers
Latavius Murray – Baltimore Ravens: Played at running back, 7 rushes for 28 yards vs. Lions
Tre Nixon – New England Patriots (practice)
Breshad Perriman – Chicago Bears: Inactive vs. Browns
Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals: Played as kicker, 1-for-2 on FGs, 4-for-4 on PATs vs. Jaguars
Aaron Robinson – New York Giants (pup list)
Tre'Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints (injured reserve)