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Sunday Knight Football: NFL Week 2 Review

How did former Knights do in the second week of the 2023 NFL season?

NFL: Washington Commanders at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re a fan of the UCF Knights, the second week of the NFL season was definitely an interesting one. It was a week where several former Knights made the highlight reel, from incredible comebacks to huge plays, to doing things that made fans’ jaws drop.

It’s fair to say UCF was represented well. Let’s take a look at how these alumni did in Week 2:

WR Brandon Johnson — Denver Broncos

Johnson arguably had the most notable performance of the week. He had two receptions for 66 yards, with both receptions going for touchdowns.

His second touchdown, a 50-yard last-second Hail Mary, was undoubtedly the biggest highlight of the week.

Sadly, his incredible play would be all for naught as the Broncos failed to tie the game with a two-point conversion and lost to the Washington Commanders by the score of 35-33.

WR Gabe Davis — Buffalo Bills

Davis played a major role in the Bills’ 38-10 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, leading the team in receiving yards with 92 yards on six catches and one touchdown.

RB Latavius Murray — Buffalo Bills

Murray was another player who had a major role in the Bills win.

He recorded 22 yards on six carries and scored one touchdown, which was his first touchdown as a Bill.

Fun Fact: With this touchdown, Murray has now scored for six different NFL teams.

S Richie Grant — Atlanta Falcons

Grant played a key role in helping the Falcons comeback from a late 24-12 deficit and earn a 25-24 win over the Green Bay Packers. He recorded four total tackles, three of which were solo tackles, which was the second most on the team.

K Matt Prater — Arizona Cardinals

Prater went two-for-three on field goal attempts, with his long from 44 yards, and two-for-two on extra point attempts. Prater’s Cardinals would fall to the New York Giants 31-28, despite at one point being up 20-0.

TE Jordan Akins — Cleveland Browns

Akins recorded one reception for two yards in the Browns 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

LS Charley Hughlett — Cleveland Browns

Hughlett worked as the long snapper on three field goal attempts and five punts.

LS Alex Ward — Los Angeles Rams

Ward served as the long snapper for the Rams in their 23-30 loss to the San Fransisco 49ers on three field goal attempts, two punts, and two extra-point attempts.

DT Kalia Davis — San Fransisco 49ers

Davis dressed in the game but did not record any stats.

DB Mike Hughes — Atlanta Falcons

Hughes dressed in the Falcons game but did not record any stats.

DB Shaquill Griffin — Houston Texans

Griffin dressed in the Texans’ 31-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts but did not record any stats.