UCF coaches tell Milton he’s starting vs. Maryland

Mililani's McKenzie Milton, a freshman at UCF, is starting Saturday night for the Knights againt Maryland. Darryl Oumi / Special to the Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s McKenzie Milton, a freshman at UCF, is starting Saturday night for the Knights againt Maryland. Darryl Oumi / Special to the Star-Advertiser.

Former Mililani star quarterback McKenzie Milton will be the starter for UCF in its game against Maryland on Saturday, according to Mark Milton, McKenzie’s dad.

“UCF coches told McKenzie that he is starting tomorrow night versus Maryland,” Mark Milton texted Hawaii Prep World on Friday. “They are not going to redshirt him.”

A freshman at UCF this fall, McKenzie Milton led the Trojans to the Division I state championship two seasons ago. He was hurt last year, when Mililani was eliminated in the state semifinals.

UCF (1-1) is coming off a 51-14 loss at Michigan. In their opener, the Knights beat South Carolina State 38-0.

Two seniors, Justin Holman (17-for-39, 212 yards, 2 TDs, 43.6 completion percentage) and Nick Patti (8-for-18, 85 yards, 44.4 completion percentage), have been the quarterbacks so far for the Knights.

The UCF vs. Maryland game in Orlando starts at 7 p.m. Eastern time, which is 1 p.m. Hawaii time. It will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Milton, a dual-threat quarterback, ranks third in Hawaii history in passing yards with 7,303. He had a 65.5 completion percentage in his three years as a starter from 2013 to 2015. He is behind only Saint Louis’ Timmy Chang (8,001, from 1997 through 1999) and Leilehua’s Andrew Manley (7,637, from 2007 to 2009).

Milton’s 81 TD passes are second only to Chang’s 113.


  1. Insideoutsidein September 16, 2016 6:06 pm

    Go Milton!!! Represent Hawaii!!

  2. TGOD September 16, 2016 6:32 pm

    Good luck Kenzie! Do your thing and show um what you can do!
    Millz on top – Defend the Valley – Rep808

  3. 87 September 16, 2016 6:32 pm


  4. Alpha September 16, 2016 6:39 pm

    Good for you Mckenzie…..

  5. Manley September 16, 2016 7:57 pm

    Nice. This kid deserves this. He made the right move and transfered over to UCF after the OREGON qb coach moved
    Good luck to him. Stay safe. IMUA Hawaii Sons.

  6. Searider86 September 16, 2016 8:46 pm

    Another one of my all-time favorites! Was a pleasure to watch! BALL-OUT, MyMan!

  7. RRFLbaby September 16, 2016 9:54 pm

    Way to go!!

  8. LohuiLani September 16, 2016 10:27 pm

    Not a knock on UH but our own university of Hawaii is a graveyard for Football players, come here to end your career, glad MM went away.

  9. Chris September 16, 2016 10:29 pm

    Go get em Kenzie! You were born for this! So proud!

  10. UCF_Spectator September 17, 2016 3:06 am

    I’ll be at the game. Intrigued to see Frost’ new Hawaiian. If Frost can pull it off…wow, that would be amazing. The stadium is not like some of these coliseums around the south. The pressure will be on the young QB, but he’ll be fine if he can run the offense, get a few yards with his legs, and complete more passes than Holeman (at 43% against Michigan, that shouldn’t be too hard). Good luck Mac

  11. Checkyoself September 17, 2016 6:49 am

    Go get um! Bombs away!!!!!!

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