clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Top 100 UCF Knights Male Athletes of All-Time: #80-71

Legends of the 90s and early 2000s mark this group

Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

We continue with our Top 100 UCF Knights male athletes with a mix of football, baseball and basketball players. You can check out our previous editions below:


#80 - Jimmy Fryzel (Football)

Jimmy Fryzelll playing in Arena Football with Orlando Predators

Fryzel finished his collegiate career with 137 receptions for 2,469 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing at UCF from 1999-2002. He and Doug Gabriel were the dynamic duo for a UCF team that came five points short of a division championship in their first season in the MAC.


#79 - Eric Skoglund (Baseball)

Kansas City Royals v Minnesota Twins
Eric Skoglund #53 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game at Target Field on September 20, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Skoglund was named American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2014 and was also a unanimous selection to the All-AAC First Team as a starting pitcher. Skoglund led the Knights with 94 strikeouts that year, finishing with a 9-3 record.

As a freshman in 2012, Skoglund was part of UCF’s NCAA Tournament team that ended up making it to the Coral Gables Regional final.

Skoglund was selected in the third round (92nd overall) of the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. In his MLB debut, Skoglund outdueled Justin Verlander on May 31st, 2017.


T-#78 - Zach Rodgers (Baseball)

Rodgers was one of the most versatile UCF pitchers of all-time as he started on mid-weeks, weekends, in long relief, and even closed games. He became an All-American after the 2015 season, in which he went 10-1 with a 2.35 ERA, and was a unanimous all-conference first team selection.

In 2014, Rodgers had five saves and a 7-1 record on the season. Rodgers ranks second all-time in career ERA (1.91) and is one of only two UCF pitchers to have a career ERA under 2.


T-#78 - Robby Howell (Baseball)

UCF pitcher Robby Howell helped lead the Knights to an American Athletic Conference Tournament win over Tulane. (Courtesy of UCF Athletics)
UCF Athletics

Howell was an All-American in 2017 and AAC Pitcher of the Year award winner, helping UCF to the American Conference Championship. He is tied for the program record with 50 career starts, 5th all-time at UCF with 317.1 innings pitched, 6th in UCF history with 236 career strikeouts and 4th all-time in wins with 26. Howell was selected in 10th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Cincinnati Reds.


#77 - Darin Hinshaw (Football)

Darin Hinshaw UCF
Darin Hinshaw
Photo Courtesy UCF Athletics

Darin Hinshaw posted a combined 28-16 record at UCF from 1991-94, including a 9-3 mark in 1993 that resulted in a berth in the Division I-AA playoffs. He was named to UCF’s 25th Anniversary Team in 2004.

Hinshaw ranks 4th all-time in passing yards, and threw 82 TD passes during his career at UCF, which is still tied for 2nd all-time in program history.

He is currently the co-offensive coordinator and QB coach at Kentucky.


T-#76 - Mark Nonsant (Football)

Mark Nonsant played at UCF from 1995-1998 and was one of Daunte Culpepper’s favorites to throw the ball to.
UCF Athletics

Nonsant played from 1995-1998 and was one of UCF Hall of Famer Daunte Culpepper’s favorite targets. He still ranks second all-time at UCF in receiving yards (2,809) and receptions (198).


T-#76 - Ted Wilson (Football)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Redskins - October 4, 1987
Washington Redskins replacement wide receiver Teddy Wilson (80) catches the football and is pursued by Cardinals linebacker E.J. Junior (54) during the Redskins 28-21 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on October 4, 1987 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Photo by Nate Fine/Getty Images

Wilson finished his college career with 151 receptions for 2,443 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 4,854 all-purpose yards. He was first UCF player to be taken in NFL Draft, going in the 10th round in 1987 to the Washington Redskins. In 2003, he was named to UCF’s 25th Anniversary Football Team.


#75 - Calvin Lingelbach (Baseball and Basketball)

Calvin Lingelbach was part of UCF’s Final Four Basketball team in 1978. Lingelbach was inducted into UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.
UCF Athletics

Lingelbach was a point guard on the basketball team and a utility infielder on the baseball team from 1973-78. He is considered one of the best all-around athletes to ever play at UCF, and was inducted into UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.


T-74- Leger Douzable ( Football)

Leger Douzable (Photo: UCF Athletics)
Leger Douzable played DE at UCF from 2004-2007 part of UCF 07 C-USA Championship (Photo: UCF Athletics)

Leger Douzable had 102 tackles and 14 sacks during his time as a Knight. Douzable was awarded first-team All-Conference USA in 2007 and third-team All-Conference USA after leading the team with seven sacks and 10½ tackles for loss in 2006.

Douzable played in the NFL from 2008-2017 with various teams including New York Giants (2008-2009), Los Angeles Rams (2009), Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-2011), Tennessee Titans (2012), New York Jets (2013-2015), Buffalo Bills (2016) and San Francisco 49ers (2017).

Douzable has been getting involved in the media as he appears on many networks including NFL Network to talk NFL. Last season Douzable was part of UCF radio broadcast and currently hosts his own podcast called Anything Is DouzAble.


T- #74 - Sylvester Bembery (Football)

Bembery was a four-year standout for the Knights from 1984-87, playing under three head coaches: Lou Saban and Red Anderson in 1984, then Gene McDowell the next three seasons, making 243 tackles during his time.

Bembery went on to play 11 seasons in the Arena Football League from 1988-2001. Bembery was named #7 among the 20 Greatest AFL Players in 2006; and landed on the 15th Anniversary Second Team, 1999 All-Arena Bowl Team, 1996 Second Team All-Arena, 10th Anniversary Team, 1995 Second Team All-Arena, 1993 All Star Game, 1992 First Team All-Arena; 1991 First Team All-Arena, 1990 First Team All-Arena, 1988 Second Team All-Arena and was inducted into Arena Football Hall of Fame in 2011 along with Kurt Warner.

Bembery was inducted into UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.


#73 - Cornell Green (Football)

Buccaneers v Bengals
Cornell Green was part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl team in 2002.
Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images

Green Played at UCF from 1995-1998, and started all 33 games his final three years at UCF, including being part of UCF’s 9-2 team in 1998.

Green enjoyed a solid NFL career, starting in 51 games (playing 94 total) from 1999-2010 with the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. Green earned a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXXVII, and was reunited with college teammate Daunte Culpepper in 2007 when the two of them played for the Oakland Raiders.


#72 - Quincy McDuffie (Football)

NCAA FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Liberty Bowl - Central Florida v Georgia Photo by Fred Brooks/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Edgewater grad Quincy McDuffie finished his career as UCF as the program’s all-time leader in kickoff returns (90), kickoff returns yards (2,501) and kickoff return touchdowns (six). He was honored by Sports Illustrated in 2012 as a First Team All-American kick returner.

McDuffie won the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year award while also getting a spot on the All-C-USA First Team in his senior season at UCF. He was a First Team All-CUSA in 2010 and 2012. McDuffie played in the Canadian Football League from 2014-2017 with the Hamilton Tigercats (2014-2015), Winnepeg Bluebombers (2016) and Ottawa Redblacks (2017).


T-#71 - Josh Peppers (Basketball)

2004 NCAA 1st Round: UCF v Pittsburgh Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Peppers scored 1,376 points at UCF, which ranks 10th all-time in the program’s history. He was a two-time All-Conference selection (2005, 2007) and led Knights to back-to-back A-Sun titles and NCAA Tournaments in 2004 and 2005. He was a workhorse in his time, ranking fourth all-time at UCF with 123 games played.


T-#71 - Dexter Lyons (Basketball)

19 March 2004: Dexter Lyons of the Cetral Florida Golden Knights during the Knights 53-44 loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images

Lyons came to UCF (2002-2004) from Daytona State (then Daytona Beach Community College) and immediately made an impact on both ends of the floor helping UCF to two consecutive A-Sun Championship Game appearances, including the conference title and an NCAA appearance in 2004.

Lyons averaged 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game as a senior, all while shooting 54% from the field and 44% from three-point range. Lyons was First Team A-Sun in 2004 and was the A-Sun Tournament MVP in 2004. He’s now a middle school teacher and basketball coach in Atlanta.