Knights in the Pros Update: December 14

ORLANDO – As the UCF football team began preparation for the 2021 Gasparilla Bowl this weekend, a total of 14 Varsity Knights saw action in week 14 of the NFL season, including Mike Hughes, who forced two fumbles and recovered another, returning it for a 23-yard touchdown. 

It marked Hughes's first touchdown since scoring on an interception return in his first-career game back on Sept. 9, 2018. He finished with nine tackles and had multiple forced fumbles for the first time in his career. He now has seven forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries after his Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 48-9 on Sunday. 

In a later afternoon game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Buffalo Bills, a pair of former Knights scored in the same venue UCF is set to play in on Dec. 23, Raymond James Stadium. Gabriel Davis caught a touchdown and had five receptions for 43 yards, while Breshad Perriman caught just one pass, but it was the game-winning 58-yard score for the Bucs.

Meanwhile, Brandon Alexander won a second consecutive Grey Cup Championship with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this weekend, defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-25 in overtime. 

NFL Week 14
Jordan Akins – Houston Texans: Played tight end and on special teams, 1 catch for 6 yards vs. Seahawks
A.J. Bouye – Carolina Panthers: Played cornerback and on special teams, 1 tackle vs. Falcons
Gabriel Davis – Buffalo Bills: Played wide receiver and on special teams, 5 catches for 43 yards, 1 touchdown vs. Bucs
Tay Gowan – Philadelphia Eagles: Bye Week
Richie Grant – Atlanta Falcons: Inactive vs. Panthers
Shaquill Griffin – Jacksonville Jaguars: Started at cornerback, 4 tackles, 1 hurry vs. Titans
Jacob Harris – Los Angeles Rams (injured reserve)
Trysten Hill – Dallas Cowboys: Played defensive tackle, 1 tackle vs. Washington
Mike Hughes – Kansas City Chiefs: Started at cornerback and played special teams, 9 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery for a TD vs. Raiders
Charley Hughlett – Cleveland Browns: Played as long snapper vs. Ravens
Adrian Killins Jr. – Denver Broncos (injured reserve)
Justin McCray – Houston Texans: Started at right guard and played on special teams vs. Seahawks
Latavius Murray – Baltimore Ravens: Played running back, 1 rush for 1 yard, 1 touchdown vs. Browns
Tre Nixon – New England Patriots (practice)
Breshad Perriman – Tampa Bay Bucs: Played wide receiver, 1 catch for 58 yards, 1 touchdown vs. Bills
Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals: Played as kicker, 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 53 twice and 49 vs. Rams
Aaron Robinson – New York Giants: Started at cornerback, 9 tackles vs. Chargers
Tre'Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints: Started at wide receiver, 3 catches for 33 yards vs. Jets
Matthew Wright – Jacksonville Jaguars: Played as placekicker vs. Titans