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2022 Banneret Awards: Alumni of the Year

Which former UCF student-athlete excelled the most in the pros?

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs
WR Gabriel Davis
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It’s time for the 2022 Black & Gold Banneret Awards!

Each year we pass out a bunch of awards honoring the best athletes, coaches, teams, and moments of the previous UCF Knights athletic year. Our staff votes, and so do you, the fans.

Here’s how it works: We, the staff, put together our nominees for each award. You can listen to our nominations podcast episode here. Over the next couple of weeks, we will open fan voting for each award. Each staff member gets one vote, and the winner of the fan vote will get one vote. If there is a tie, the fan vote will be the tiebreaker. We will announce the winners in two weeks.

Our 2022 Black & Gold Banneret Awards continue with the Alumni of the Year award. Here are your nominees:

Gabriel Davis — Football

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images


• Appeared in 16 games, starting 4 for the Buffalo Bills.

• Caught 35 passes for 549 yards and 6 touchdowns during the regular season.

• Caught 10 passes for 242 yards and 5 touchdowns in two playoff games.

• Set an NFL record with four receiving touchdowns in a playoff game vs Kansas City.

Sean Johnson — Soccer

Grenada v USMNT Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/Getty Images


  • Started 29 matches in 2021 for New York FC
  • Team captain
  • Gave up 31 goals
  • Won MLS Championship

Matthew Wright — Football

NFL: NOV 28 Falcons at Jaguars Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


  • Played in 14 games for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Made 21 out of 24 field goals with a long of 56 yards.
  • Made 13 out of 15 extra points.
  • Went 3/3, including hitting a 53-yard field goal as time expired against Miami to give the Jaguars their first win of the season.

Mattie Rogers — Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting Olympic Team Trials Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/Getty Images
  • Represented the United States in the 87kg class at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, finishing sixth.
  • Took Gold in the 2020 Santo Domingo Pan American Championship
  • Took Gold in the 2021 USA Weightlifting National Championship
  • Took Silver in the 2021 Guayaquil Pan American Championship
  • Took Silver in the Tashkent World Championship


Who is the 2022 Alumni of the year?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Gabriel Davis
    (38 votes)
  • 8%
    Sean Johnson
    (164 votes)
  • 0%
    Matthew Wright
    (4 votes)
  • 89%
    Mattie Rogers
    (1785 votes)
1991 votes total Vote Now