Knights in the Pros Update: October 19

ORLANDO – A total of 11 former UCF football players saw action in week 6 of the NFL season over the weekend, including a pair of kickers in Matthew Wright and Matt Prater that made some history on Sunday. 

Wright connected on all three of his field goal attempts, including the game-tying 54-yarder with 3:40 to play and the game-winning 53 yard field with no time remaining as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-20 in London. He became the first kicker in NFL history to make multiple field goals of 50-plus yards in the last four minutes of the fourth quarter in a single game.

Prater, meanwhile, hit all three of his field goals, albeit in less dramatic fashion as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Cleveland Browns 37-14. Prater hit from 36, 51 and 33 and became the 24th player in NFL history with 1,500 career points scored. He added to his NFL record of 62 made field goals of 50 or more yards.

Week 6
Jordan Akins – Houston Texans: Played at tight end, 4 catches for 41 yards vs. Colts
A.J. Bouye – Carolina Panthers: Started at cornerback, 6 tackles, 1 breakup, 1 forced fumble vs. Vikings
Gabriel Davis – Buffalo Bills: Played at wide receiver and on special teams, 2 catches for 25 yards vs. Titans
Jordan Franks – Cleveland Browns (practice)
Tay Gowan – Traded from Cardinals to Eagles
Richie Grant – Atlanta Falcons: Bye Week
Shaquem Griffin – Miami Dolphins (practice)
Shaquill Griffin – Jacksonville Jaguars: Started at cornerback and played on special teams, 4 tackles vs. Dolphins
Jacob Harris – Los Angeles Rams: Played at tight end and on special teams vs. Giants
Trysten Hill – Dallas Cowboys (pup list)
Mike Hughes – Kansas City Chiefs: Played at cornerback and on special teams, 4 tackles vs. Washington
Charley Hughlett – Cleveland Browns: Played as long snapper vs. Cardinals
Adrian Killins Jr. – Denver Broncos (injured reserve)
Justin McCray – Houston Texans: Started at center vs. Colts
Latavius Murray – Baltimore Ravens: Started at running back, 9 rushes for 44 yards, 1 TD, 2 catches for 12 yards vs. Chargers
Tre Nixon – New England Patriots (practice)
Breshad Perriman – Chicago Bears: Inactive vs. Packers
Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals: Played as kicker, 3-for-3 on FGs from 36, 51 and 33, 4-for-4 on PATs vs. Browns
Aaron Robinson – New York Giants (pup list)
Tre'Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints (injured reserve)
Matthew Wright – Jacksonville Jaguars: Played as kicker, 3-for-3 on FGs from 40, 54 and 53, including game-tying and game-winning FGs, 2-for-2 on PATs vs. Dolphins