Former Viera Hawk, UCF Wide Receiver Tre Nixon Earns Praise From Heisman Candidate QB McKenzie Milton

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Sophomore WR Tre Nixon Looks To play key role this season for nation's no. 1 offense

ABOVE VIDEO: Assistant Head Coach Willie Martinez, junior quarterback McKenzie Milton, senior safety Kyle Gibson, and sophomore receiver Tre Nixon speak to the media after day seven of fall camp. (UCF Video)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – UCF Knights completed their two-hour workout inside the Nicholson Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

Assistant Coach Willie Martinez likes the depth he’s seen thus far in fall camp.

“I think we’ve got a lot of guys who are really talented. We’ve got enough at the safety position. We’ve got enough at the corner position, and also at the nickel position,” said Martinez.

“Some of it is inexperienced, but if we stay healthy I think we have enough guys to give us the depth that we want for the whole season. Now you can’t predict what’s going to happen down the road, but we feel comfortable with who we have right now.”

Former Viera Hawk and current Wide Receiver Tre Nixon is expected to play a key role for a UCF offense that led the nation in offense last year. (UCF Image)

Former Viera Hawk and current UCF wide receiver Tre Nixon received praise from Heisman candidate QB McKenzie Milton on Wednesday.

“He comes to work every day. He’s been a starter since spring ball and he’s continued that,” said Milton.

McKenzie Milton

“The main thing I love about Tre is that he’s always playing full speed. There’s never any hesitation with him, which I think is essential.”

“Especially as a quarterback, reading his routes and what he’s trying to do, I think that’s big. He brings the best out of guys that are guarding him. He brings the best out of the guys around him,” Milton added.

Sophomore Wide Receiver Tre Nixon talked about his transition to UCF after transferring from Ole Miss after last year.

Tre Nixon

“It’s been real smooth. The one thing I realized about this team on day one is there’s a real brotherhood. They accepted me on day one and that’s just a good feeling to be comfortable with the guys,” said Nixon.

“It makes the process easier, to learn, pickup plays easier. It was real smooth.” 

UCF opens the season at UConn on Thursday, August 30, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

UCF’s home opener is Saturday, September 8, against South Carolina State. Kickoff set for 6 p.m.

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