Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton, who will attempt to lead the Knights to a perfect 12-0 record with a win over Memphis on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference championship game, was named the conference’s offensive player of the year today.
The 2016 Mililani alum was a no-brainer pick for the conference’s top offensive honor, joining current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles as the only UCF players to win the award.
Milton has accounted for 36 touchdowns in 11 games, throwing for 3,301 yards while completing 69.1 percent of his passes. He has rushed for 429 yards and six TDs while throwing 30 TD passes.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound dual threat needs two more passing touchdowns to break the UCF single-season record. He’s already in the top 10 in program history for completions (10th), yardage (fourth), 300-yard passing games (third) and completion percentage (second).
UCF put an AAC-record 16 players on the first and second teams and a record nine on the first team.
The Knights will play Memphis in the title game at 7 a.m. Hawaii time on Saturday on ABC.