In the week leading up to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, the Central Florida Future took a look back at the regular season and came up with its own version of team superlatives. The Knights face NC State at 8 p.m. Friday.
Team MVP- Jacoby Glenn
You don't become an AP All American by accident. The sophomore finished the season third in the nation in interceptions, with seven, and pass deflections, with 18. Opposing quarterbacks mostly avoided Glenn, and when they didn't he often made them pay.
Offensive Player of the Year- Breshad Perriman
On a talented receiving corps, Perriman stood out. He played in every game, was second on the team in catches and scored a team-high nine receiving touchdowns. Perriman also was one of the nation's top deep threats averaging 22.3 yards per catch, which is the fourth highest in the nation.
Defensive Player of the Year- Terrance Plummer
With Glenn being the MVP, Plummer is the easy answer. After a breakout junior campaign, Plummer posted 3.5 sacks, a team-high 92 tackles and also forced two fumbles. The senior will be competing at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in January.
Rookie of the Year- Justin Holman
Another easy answer. Holman had an up-and-down season, but down the stretch was far more up than down. In his first year as the starter, he tossed 20 touchdowns, ran for three more and had 13 interceptions.
Special Teamer of the Year- J.J. Worton
Although he didn't have any touchdowns, J.J. Worton helped a struggling offense get good field position on a number of occasions. The senior finished 23rd nationally in punt return average, gaining 9.8 yards per return.
Against East Carolina, Holman launched a pass as high and far as he could. As it fell from the sky and landed in the hands of Perriman, UCF fans leapt from their couches as Pirates fans put their heads in their hands. That play won UCF a share of the American Athletic Conference Championship.