McKenzie Milton Announces Transfer to Florida State

By Matthew Filipovits on December 13, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Nov 10, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; UCF Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at Spectrum Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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More than two years after a horrific leg injury nearly cost him his career, McKenzie Milton will attempt to return to football at Florida State.

A Hawaii native, Milton was key in leading the UCF Knights to an undefeated season in 2017, throwing for over 4000 yards and 37 touchdowns. He kept the good times rolling into 2018, throwing 2663 yards and 25 touchdowns before the aforementioned leg injury.

Milton has been open about the seriousness of his injury, revealing he nearly lost his leg due to complications and had to remain in a walking boot for roughly a year. It was unclear if he'd be able to return to football at all, but he had stuck the UCF program as a player/coach. 

Florida State finished with a losing record once again this season, the first under new head coach Mike Norvell. Quarterback James Blackman announced his intention to transfer earlier this fall, clearing the path for Milton to start assuming he is healthy enough to do so.

Milton will be one of the most popular players in the country next season with all he's overcome. Here's hoping he's able to stay healthy and have a long, successful career