In 20 years, when they reflect on college, they'll probably remember 11:45 a.m. this Saturday.
Donning their home jerseys, they'll line up and walk through the tunnel at Bright House Networks Stadium with family by their side. While the senior captains claim they won't shed a tear, the moment still will be special and remembered.
Just before the Knights take on winless SMU Saturday, the senior class will be honored at Senior Day.
"I think senior night isn't even really about us; it's about the people walking on the field with us," senior linebacker Terrance Plummer said. "If you think about it, those are the people that have been supporting us from day one."
For UCF head coach George O'Leary, this is the 11th senior class he'll send off at UCF. While it is easy to think having family in town and being honored in front of thousands could serve as a distraction, O'Leary is confident that the players' eyes will be solely on victory.
"I think the emotion is more on their parents' part than them," O'Leary said. "It's their last game on that grass, so I think they always want to do well if that's the lasting memory that they have."
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For some, Saturday will be their last football game. For others, they'll trade in playing on Saturdays for Sundays in a few months. Regardless, they'll leave behind the memories of four years at Bright House Networks Stadium.
With the screaming fans, the post-game celebrations and nail-biting victories, this senior class has had its fair share of memorable moments. For Plummer, one stands out above the rest — beating USF at home to keep its BCS dreams alive last season.
"Cardiac Knights came back and won the game and it showed the resiliency and the heart we have," he recalled. "Even though we weren't playing well we found a way to get it done and that's pretty much been the whole story behind this UCF team the last few years that I've been here."
On the other hand, senior Clayton Geathers, who has started 48 consecutive games, will remember what the fans don't see.
"My best memory is not a football game — just being around these guys in the meeting room and the weight room," he said.
Senior safety Brandon Alexander thinks back to his sophomore season, 2012, for his best home-game memory. Against East Carolina he had given up a 76-yard touchdown in the first quarter to put UCF down 14-0.
"Kemal [Ishmael] came to me and was like, 'You've got to come out here and play. We're down 14-0 and you've got to step up and do something about it,'" Alexander said. "The next series, I got an interception. It was a wonderful feeling and it was my first career interception actually."
At the end of it all, each senior class leaves a legacy. The group of 21 seniors has put together a 33-15 record overall to this point, with still three regular season games and a bowl game left on the schedule.
But Plummer has his own mental checklist of the legacy he wants the 2014 class to leave behind.
"You want to be remembered by how you leave, so you want to leave with a conference championship," he continued. "I want my class to be known as the team that was able to do it back to back, because we've never won a conference championship back to back — we have that opportunity this year. I want to leave Bright House with a 21-3 record, I know the record — we're 20-3."