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Mike Hughes, Latavius Murray Look Solid in Preseason Opener

Two UCF Knights Impress in Vikings Preseason Debut

Mike Hughes (Photo: Derek Warden)
Mike Hughes (Photo: Derek Warden)

UCF alumni Mike Hughes and Latavius Murray saw solid action for the Minnesota Vikings in their preseason debut in Denver.

Hughes finished the day with two tackles in his first career NFL game, but impressed in pass coverage. He also returned a kickoff for 16 yards and two punts, one of which went for 11.

Mike Hughes Gets It in Coverage

Hughes wasn't pictured in the official highlights but let's credit @Krauseriffic on Twitter for a couple of nice breakdowns of Hughes' pass coverage:

Veteran Vikings DB Xavier Rhodes had high praise for Hughes after the game:

Murray Off to a Flying Start

Latavius Murray got off to a great start, with four carries for 43 yards, including back-to-back 20-yarders in the first:

Latavius continues to make his case to start over highly-touted Florida State product Dalvin Cook.

The Vikings went on to win the game, 42-28