Mililani’s McKenzie Milton to enter NCAA transfer portal

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Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) stands at midfield for the coin toss before an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

UCF quarterback and Mililani alumnus McKenzie Milton has decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.

In a social media post, Milton thanked the UCF faithful for his time in Orlando.

Milton was a three-year starter for UCF, winning the last 24 games that he started. But a devastating leg injury against South Florida near the end of the 2018 season put an end to Milton’s junior year, and he has not played since. As a graduate transfer, Milton will have one season left of immediate eligibility.

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Milton threw for 8,683 yards and 72 touchdowns over his UCF career. He also ran for 1,078 yards and 20 touchdowns. The Knights went 0-12 in 2015, the season before Milton signed with the program as a senior at Mililani. In 2017, Milton led the Knights to a 13-0 record and a Peach Bowl victory over Auburn on New Year’s Day 2018. The following season, the Knights improved to 11-0 on the day Milton went down against USF.

Fellow Mililani product Dillon Gabriel was the starter at quarterback for UCF in both the 2019 and 2020 seasons, throwing for 59 touchdowns in his college career so far. Gabriel is also the current national passing leader with 3,353 passing yards to his name so far. The Knights finished the 2020 regular season at 6-3 and are likely to play in a bowl game.

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