We’re back with our Future UCF Knights Hall of Famers series with arguably the fastest UCF player ever, Quincy McDuffie.
A graduate of Edgewater High School, McDuffie made an immediate impact in his first game as a true freshman at UCF, returning a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown against Samford in 2009:
In 2010, McDuffie earned CBS Sports and Rivals.com All-America Second Team honors, as well as a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team, after ranking second nationally in kickoff returns at 32.19 yards per return. He concluded the year with 869 return yards and two touchdowns.
As a senior in 2012, McDuffie was selected as Sports Illustrated’s First-Team All-American kick returner and C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year. He led the nation with a 34.24 average, which set the UCF single-season record as well. McDuffie tied the school mark with three kickoff return TDs, highlighted by matching an NCAA record with two in one game against Marshall:
McDuffie set UCF records for career kickoff returns, with 90; career kickoff return yards, with 2,501; and career kickoff return touchdowns, with 6.
Undrafted by the NFL, he signed with the Denver Broncos, but didn’t make the final cut in 2013 after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
He went up north to the CFL and after two seasons floundering in Hamilton, he finally had a breakout with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2016, leading the CFL in kick returns:
He signed a two-year deal with the Ottawa RedBlacks in 2017, but a foot injury led to his untimely release. He did not play in 2018.