Knights in the Pros Update: December 29

ORLANDO – The UCF football team finished its 2021 season with a win over Florida in the Gasparilla Bowl prior to the weekend. Then over the weekend a total of 11 Varsity Knights saw action in week 16 of the NFL season as the Knights in the Pros rolled through the holidays.  

Matthew Wright went 3-for-3 on field goals against the New York Jets and has now connected on nine consecutive field goal attempts for the Jaguars. He is 20-of-23 for his career with Jacksonville and Pittsburgh. 

Veteran quarterback Blake Bortles also returned to the NFL this weekend, suiting up for the New Orleans Saints. Bortles didn't play in the game as rookie Ian Book took the snaps at quarterback, as New Orleans lost to Miami.

NFL Week 16
Jordan Akins – Houston Texans: Played tight end and on special teams vs. Chargers
Blake Bortles – Did not play vs. Dolphins 
A.J. Bouye – Carolina Panthers (injured reserve)
Gabriel Davis – Buffalo Bills: Inactive vs. Patriots
Tay Gowan – Philadelphia Eagles: Inactive vs. Giants
Richie Grant – Atlanta Falcons: Played safety and on special teams, 6 tackles, 1 pass breakup vs. Lions
Shaquill Griffin – Jacksonville Jaguars: Started at cornerback, 1 pass breakup vs. Jets
Jacob Harris – Los Angeles Rams (injured reserve)
Trysten Hill – Dallas Cowboys: Inactive vs. Washington
Mike Hughes – Kansas City Chiefs: Started at cornerback and played special teams, 6 tackles vs. Steelers
Charley Hughlett – Cleveland Browns: Played as long snapper vs. Packers
Adrian Killins Jr. – Denver Broncos (injured reserve)
Justin McCray – Houston Texans: Played on special teams vs. Chargers
Latavius Murray – Baltimore Ravens: Played running back, 5 rushes for 12 yards, 1 catch for 12 yards vs. Bengals
Tre Nixon – New England Patriots (practice)
Breshad Perriman – Tampa Bay Bucs: Inactive vs. Panthers
Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals: Played as kicker, 1-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 28 yards vs. Colts
Aaron Robinson – New York Giants: Played cornerback and on special teams vs. Eagles
Tre'Quan Smith – New Orleans Saints: Played wide receiver vs. Dolphins
Matthew Wright – Jacksonville Jaguars: Played as kicker, 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 21, 45, and 40 vs. Jets