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Jordan Akins nabs first two NFL TD’s as Alum-knights shine

Team Alum-knights had several noteworthy players in Week 3.

Houston Texans v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Last week, Team Alum-knights, or former UCF Knights playing in the NFL, did not live up to expectations. After finding the end zone twice in Week 1, nobody could find it in Week 2. But Week 3 brought back a positive impact for the Alum-knights.


  • A.J. Bouye returned to action Thursday night against the Titans, recording three tackles in the win. Josh Robinson also returned, but played only on special teams.
  • Clayton Geathers recorded four tackles and his first career interception. He intercepted Matt Ryan on the 3-yard line, which was pivotal in the Colts’ three-point win.
  • Jordan Akins found the end zone for his first two career touchdowns, which helped Houston to a 27-20 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers.


  • Three Knights took the field in Seattle on Sunday. Tre’Quan Smith missed the game with injury, but the other three Knights ended the game with little impact. Latavius Murray ran for just two yards on as many carries, Shaquem Griffin was seen only on special teams and brother Shaquill Griffin had just one solo tackle.
  • Kemal Ishmael recorded six tackles for the Falcons, and will likely see more playing time following the season-ending injury to Keanu Neal.
  • Matt Prater knocked down field goals from 25 and 33 yards out in the Lions’ upset win over the Eagles. Prater’s fourth-quarter field goal with 1:53 left in the game was blocked, but the defense bailed him out and picked up a win.
  • Mike Hughes played in 63 percent of the Vikings’ defensive snaps in his first game back since tearing his ACL last October. Hughes made three tackles in the win.
  • Trysten Hill made his NFL debut Sunday in a win over the Dolphins. Hill played 47 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and made two QB hits.