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UCF at a glance

By JAMAL THALJI

© St. Petersburg Times, published August 25, 2000


WHERE: Orlando.

ENROLLMENT: 33,000.

CONFERENCE: Independent.

COLORS: Black and gold.

STADIUM: Florida Citrus Bowl (70,188, natural grass).

HEAD COACH: Mike Kruczek (third season, 13-9).

LAST YEAR: 4-7.

KEY RETURNEES: P/K Javier Beorlegui (40.3-yards-per-punt; 10-of-20 FG, 9-of-12 inside 40); OL John Beauchamp; DB Davin Bush (39 tackles, six blocked passes); WR Kenny Clark (54 catches, 655 yds, 6 TDs); DB Damian Demps (72 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 blocked FG); LB Tony Hardman (47 tackles, 5 sacks); DL Fred Harley (30 tackles, blocked PAT); WR Tyson Hinshaw (57 catches, 731 yds, 3 TDs); OL Brian Huff; DB Ricot Joseph (35 tackles, 3 punt blocks); OL Chris Lorenti; TB Edward Mack (86 rushes, 461 yds, 5 TDs); OL Garrett McCray; DL Josh McKibben (70 tackles); QB Vic Penn (262-of-455, 2,078 yds, 16 TDs, 11 INTs).

KEY LOSSES: LB Deaubrey Devine; LB Edwin Ferguson; DB Jeff Frye; TE Joey Hubbard; WR Charles Lee; DL Justin Moore; DL Marv Richardson; FB Page Sessoms; OL David Wilson.

ADDITIONS: LB John Andrews (Douglass High School, Ga.); WR Tavaris Capers (Miami Jackson); DL Derrick Crawford (Trinity Valley Community College, Texas); OL Steve Edwards (West Hills Community College, Calif.); RB Alex Haynes (Orlando Evans); OL Alex Hernandez (East Los Angeles Community College); WR Luther Huggins (Miami Jackson); RB Gerald Jackson (Palm Bay); QB Jon Rivera (Perth Amboy, N.J.)

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