ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – After leading the UCF to a 49-42 War On I-4 victory over USF on Friday night, quarterback McKenzie Milton was named the Walter Camp FBS Offensive Player of the Week.
Milton threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns on 29-of-44 passing against the Bulls. He also added 56 yards and a score on the ground. His five total touchdowns matched his career high, as the Knights earned the American Athletic Conference East Division title and capped the program’s first undefeated regular season in history.
The native of Kapolei, Hawaii, is up to 30 passing touchdowns this season, the second most in a single season in program history. Milton ranks second in the country in passing efficiency, seventh in total offense and ninth in passing touchdowns. With his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season, Milton moved into sole possession of third place in the single-season record book behind Daunte Culpepper (1998) and Ryan Schneider (2002).
Milton and the No. 11/12 Knights will face Memphis next Saturday in The American Championship Game at Spectrum Stadium.
The sophomore is the second UCF player to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, joining linebacker Terrance Plummer (Oct. 12, 2014).
Milton was named a semifinalist for the 2017 Walter Camp Player of the Year award earlier this year.
This is the 14th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.
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.