UCF’s defense is already gaining buzz for this upcoming fall football season.

Senior linebacker Terrance Plummer and senior defensive back Clayton Geathers were named to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for their positions. Plummer finished this past season as the Defensive MVP of the Fiesta Bowl and led UCF with 110 tackles during the regular season. Geathers has 286 total tackles during his career at UCF, including four forced fumbles.

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The CFPA are aimed to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients of the awards are chosen based on scientific rankings in which the player helps increase the overall effectiveness of the team.

Geathers was one of 42 college football players to be on the defensive backs watch list while Plummer was one of 40 linebackers named to the watch list.