UCF players tabbed preseason all-conference by Phil Steele

Paul Tenorio | UCF Knights Notepad

Orlando Sentinel

1:14 PM EDT, May 29, 2013


UCF is starting to pick up some recognition as national college football magazines release their rankings and preseason all-conference teams.

Phil Steele’s College Football Preview listed 13 UCF players on its all-conference teams, third-most among American Athletic Conference schools.

Quarterback Blake Bortles, running back Storm Johnson, offensive tackle Torrian Wilson and punt returner J.J. Worton were selected as preseason second-team all-conference.

Worton was also selected as a third-team wide receiver, joined by guard Jordan McCray, linebacker Terrance Plummer, cornerback Brandon Alexander and safety Clayton Geathers.

Wide receiver Jeff Godfrey and defensive linemen Thomas Niles, E.J. Dunston and Deion Green were selected to the fourth team.

Only Louisville (18) and Cincinnati (14) had more players selected to Steele’s preseason teams.

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