The American Athletic Conference champion UCF Knights earned 31 spots on the league’s All-Academic Football Team, announced by The American office Tuesday.
UCF’s 31 student-athletes from the 2013 squad were nominated by the school, and players must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, with a total of 18 semester credits not including remedial courses.
Knights on the American Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team
Luke Adams – Pensacola, Fla.
Brandon Alexander – Orlando, Fla.
Demetris Anderson – Fort Pierce, Fla.
Micah Anderson – Stone Mountain, Ga.
Sean Beckton – Orlando, Fla.
Cal Bloom – Maple Grove, Minn.
Chester Brown – Hinesville, Ga.
Tarik Cook – Stone Mountain, Ga.
Jeremy Davis – Cape Coral, Fla.
Pete DiNovo – Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Jacoby Glenn – Prichard, Ala.
Joey Grant – Apopka, Fla.
Deion Green – Orlando, Fla.
Rannell Hall – Miami, Fla.
Jared Henry – Jacksonville, Fla.
Justin Holman – Snellville, Ga.
Caleb Houston – Cleveland, Tenn.
Daron Humphrey – Jacksonville, N.C.
Drico Johnson – Orlando, Fla.
D.J. Killings – Jacksonville, Fla.
Gage Marsil – Deltona, Fla.
Kevin Miller – Delran, N.J.
Shawn Moffitt – Orlando, Fla.
Breshad Perriman – Lithonia, Ga.
Terrance Plummer – Orange Park, Fla.
Rodrigo Quirarte – Queretaro, Mexico
Cody Ralston – Calhoun, Ga.
Andrew Rice – Lake Mary, Fla.
Domenic Spencer – Dallas, Texas
Stanley Sylverain – Naples, Fla.
J.J. Worton – Homestead, Fla.
Louisville (34), Rutgers (32) and Temple (32) along with UCF were the four schools in the league to have at least 30 student-athletes on the American Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team.
UCF owns a Graduation Success Rate of 83 percent, which is 12 points higher than the national average and ranked 12th among the 70 teams which competed in a bowl during the 2013 campaign. It also was second only to Stanford among schools in BCS bowls.
The Knights also boast an incredible Academic Progress Rate of 975, or 26 points above the national average. That placed UCF at 15th in the nation among FBS programs as well as ninth among FBS public, non-military teams.
UCF finished 2013 with a 12-1 record and ranked No. 10 in the final AP Poll. It has already begun looking ahead to 2014, and will begin spring camp March 12.
SOURCE: UCF Athletics