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Five Former UCF Knights Get Their Shot in the AAF

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The American Alliance of Football is getting set for their inaugural season and Orlando’s team, the Apollos, feature five former Knights on their roster. The Apollos will play their home games at Spectrum Stadium which will serve as a homecoming for the group of UCF alumni. So who will you see taking the field again at The Bounce House?

Aaron Evans, OT

2013-2017

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Aaron Evans, seen here celebrating the AAC Championship win over Memphis.
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Evans played in 49 games, starting 37 of them, during his time at UCF. After graduating from UCF, he spent time with the Eagles.

Tony Geurad, DT

2013-2017

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Tony Guerad
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Over 33 games and 27 starts, Guerad racked up 142 total tackles, 24 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks during his UCF career. After graduating from UCF, he spent time with the Jaguars.

Rannell Hall, WR

2011-2014

Over 49 games and 27 starts, Rannell Hall hauled in 145 catches for 2,051 yards and nine touchdowns. In the rushing game, “Speedy” had 43 career attempts for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned 82 kicks for 2,083 yards. There wasn’t much the Miami native couldn’t do for the Knights. After being invited to the Senior Bowl, Hall played for the Browns and also spent time on the practice squad for the Buccaneers and Falcons.

Chris Martin, OT

2009-2013

Martin played in 48 games, starting 28 of them, during his time at UCF. He was named to the All-AAC Second Team his senior season after starting all 13 games (11 at right tackle, 2 at left tackle). From 2014-2016, he was on the practice squad for the Patriots, Bills, Texans, Dolphins and 49ers.

Jordan McCray, C

2010-2013

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Jordan McCray (R) with his twin brother, Justin, who plays for the Green Bay Packers.
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McCray played in 44 games, starting 28 of them, during his time at UCF. He was named to the All-AAC First Team his senior season after starting all 13 games at left guard. McCray spent time with the Packers, Vikings and Panthers before playing in the AFL. His twin brother and fellow former Knight Justin McCray plays for the Packers.

Who Didn’t Make It?

Jeff Godfrey, Storm Johnson, Jerod Boykins and Chequan Burkett were also signed by the Apollos but did not make the final roster. Godfrey was waived due to injury and Storm never reported to mini camp.

Justin Holman was drafted by the Atlanta Legends in the quarterback draft but was part of their final cuts.

The Apollos debut in Spectrum Stadium on UCF’s campus on Saturday night, February 9th, at 8 p.m. on CBS against the Atlanta Legends.