List of UCF Knights in the NFL Draft

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The University of Central Florida first fielded a varsity football team in 1979, and ascended to Division I–A, now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), in 1996. The Knights entered an Automatic Qualifying conference in 2013, and won the program's first major bowl game. In 1987, Elgin Davis became the first Knight to be selected in an NFL Draft when he was selected in the twelfth round by the New England Patriots. Since Davis's selection, thirty-two Knights have been drafted into the National Football League, including two first round selections. The highest a UCF player has been drafted is third overall in 2014, when quarterback Blake Bortles was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Brandon Marshall was drafted 120th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2006 NFL Draft
Name Draft year Team Round Pick
Blake Bortles 2014 Jacksonville Jaguars First 3
Storm Johnson 2014 Jacksonville Jaguars Seventh 222
Latavius Murray 2013 Oakland Raiders Sixth 181
Kemal Ishmael 2013 Atlanta Falcons Seventh 243
Josh Robinson 2012 Minnesota Vikings Third 66
Jah Reid 2011 Baltimore Ravens Third 85
Bruce Miller 2011 San Francisco 49ers Seventh 211
Torell Troup 2010 Buffalo Bills Second 41
Joe Burnett 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Fifth 168
Kevin Smith 2008 Detroit Lions Third 64
Josh Sitton 2008 Green Bay Packers Fourth 135
Mike Merritt 2008 Kansas City Chiefs Seventh 239
Mike Sims-Walker 2007 Jacksonville Jaguars Third 79
Brandon Marshall 2006 Denver Broncos Fourth 120
Michael Gaines 2004 Carolina Panthers Seventh 232
Asante Samuel 2003 New England Patriots Fourth 120
Doug Gabriel 2003 Oakland Raiders Fifth 167
Mike Mabry 2003 Baltimore Ravens Seventh 250
Elton Patterson 2003 Cincinnati Bengals Seventh 259
Travis Fisher 2002 St. Louis Rams Second 64
Charles Lee 2000 Green Bay Packers Seventh 242
Daunte Culpepper 1999 Minnesota Vikings First 11
Paul Miranda 1999 Indianapolis Colts Fourth 96
Marquette Smith 1996 Carolina Panthers Fifth 142
Greg Jefferson 1995 Philadelphia Eagles Third 72
Rick Hamilton 1993 Washington Redskins Third 71
Bob Spitulski 1992 Seattle Seahawks Third 66
Raymond Irvin 1991 Cleveland Browns Ninth 225
Shawn Jefferson 1991 Houston Oilers Ninth 240
Bernard Ford 1988 Buffalo Bills Third 65
Corris Ervin[1] 1988 Denver Broncos Fifth 136
Ted Wilson 1987 Washington Redskins Tenth 274
Elgin Davis 1987 New England Patriots Twelfth 330[2]


  1. ^ Football Database 1988 NFL draft
  2. ^ "UCF Knights Football." Retrieved on May 12, 2014.