The UCF football program is going to claim the 2017 national championship to commemorate their undefeated season, regardless of what anyone else has to say. And this weekend, during the Knights’ annual spring game, the celebration continued as UCF commemorated the “national title” by unveiling a sign at Spectrum Stadium and giving players their rings.
The championship sign and rings were made possible by athletic director Danny White.
Here is a look at the newest addition to Spectrum Stadium:
Prior to the game, the Knights also relived their best moments from last season in a highlight package which was shown on the jumbotron.
“Just reflecting on that and seeing some guys on the sideline, Tre’Quan Smith, Shaquem Griffin, Tony Guerad — seeing some guys that have been through that with us,” UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton said prior to the spring game, via SportingNews.com.
“It’s kind of cool to put that past us, too, by playing football, by playing the spring game. This is going to be the 2018 Knights, and we want to do something similar, and I think we have a great chance to do that.”
And most importantly for the players, they received their national championship rings. The front of the ring features the UCF logo with “2017 national champions” proudly displayed. On one side of the ring, a player’s last name, number, and position are printed along with “AAC Champions.” The opposite side features a “13-0” mark along with “Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions” and, most importantly, “UNDEFEATED.” Check them out by scrolling through the following images:
The Knights will look to kickoff their 2017 campaign on Aug. 30 against the UConn Huskies.