UCF Knights cornerback Brandon Moore saw his 2019 season end in Week 1, when he suffered a dislocated left kneecap and torn ACL against Florida A&M. For those who want to know when he will play again, the redshirt senior shared a positive message from inside Spectrum Stadium on Wednesday via Instagram:
If the 2020 football season begins on time, let’s hope Moore is back on the field to greet it. For what it’s worth, UCF defensive backs coach Willie Martinez said in March that it was too early to know for sure if Moore will be ready for full contact during preseason camp. The following month, Martinez didn’t shine much more light on Moore’s status, but positivity abounds.
“Brandon has done an unbelievable job from the standpoint of he’s been trying to get back,” Martinez said on April 22. “... He’s itching to get back. It’s great to see him with a smile on his face and confidence and looking forward to it. I think the [players] see that. They’re rooting for him, just like McKenzie. They’re all rooting for great players like those guys that have been in rehab here. And they see how hard they work.”
UCF safeties Richie Grant and Antwan Collier, and cornerbacks Aaron Robinson and Tay Gowan have each earned all-conference recognition. That quartet made 44 of a possible 52 starts last season. With the looming re-inclusion of Moore, a full-time starter and an all-AAC honorable mention in 2018 who played in every game during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Knights are poised to have a secondary flush with talent and experience.