UCF Knight QB McKenzie Milton Named Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Semifinalist

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winner announced on Thursday, December 7

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights.com) – The mid-season honors continue to roll in for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton. On Wednesday, the sophomore was named a semifinalist for the 2017 Walter Camp Player of the Year award.

Milton has shined in 2017, leading the No. 12 UCF football team to its first ever 9-0 start and matching the program record with nine straight wins. As the signal caller, Milton’s offense leads the nation in scoring at 48.6 points per game.

He ranks in the Top 10 in the nation in six different categories. Milton is third in completion percentage (69.6), second in passing efficiency (184.6), ninth in passing yards per game (302.2), and eighth in total offense.

Milton is the only player from the American Athletic Conference named as a semifinalist and is one of just four underclassmen in contention for the award.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. A list of five finalists will be released on Wednesday, November 29, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, December 7.

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Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.