Asante Samuel

UCF football success years in making

The 20 seniors on the UCF football team's roster don't think the Knights' success started when they captured the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.

It started years ago when players like Daunte Culpepper and Asante Samuel laid the foundation. It grew under the leadership of George O'Leary, who led the school to three bowl victories and earned the Knights national recognition. And now, players hope to build on UCF's success for the next generation of Knights.

"Right now, I'm just happy we're getting recognition and I'm a part of it. I think the people who were here before me paved the way for us, and we're paving the way for the people that are going to be here after us," UCF...