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Freshman quarterback McKenzie Milton leading UCF turnaround

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Like his program, he is young and improving. Like his program, he has a little bit of style.

In a way, McKenzie Milton is much like the Central Florida Knights, who have earned a second look this season. Milton, an 18-year-old freshman, is suddenly the fresh new face on campus, a quarterback who has led UCF from the ranks of the winless to a team that is 4-3 with bowl aspirations.

Saturday night, against UConn, Milton threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a victory. For his efforts, Milton is the Sunshine State Player of the Week.

Other players considered for the award were Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who threw for 323 yards in the team’s loss to Virginia Tech and Alex McGough, who threw for 281 yards and three scores in a loss to Louisiana Tech.

The Sunshine State award is a weekly honor given out by the SaintPetersblog.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit [email protected]

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