ORLANDO, Fla. — Adrian Killins continues to electrify the Knights’ faithful. He broke free for a 96-yard touchdown run against Memphis, which is the longest play in UCF history and an American Athletic Conference record.
“In this offense, we expect to make big plays,” Killins said. “But to set the record at UCF is a great accomplishment.”
Killins said he knew he was going to score as soon as he got to the second level and beat the safety to the sideline.
“I believe I’m the fastest guy in college football,” Killins added.
The 5-8, 152-pound Killins, previously tied Kevin Smith’s UCF record for longest run from scrimmage with an 87-yard run against Michigan in his first game as a Knight. He quickly made the statement that he is a force to be reckoned with and that he is simply faster than most.
“AK is the type of guy – he’s a big play waiting to happen. It happened a bunch last year. He’s not the biggest guy if you haven’t noticed. So, we can’t force feed him 40 carries a game. But, man, if he touches the ball 12 times, something good is going to happen. We’re going to give it to him as much as we can and keep him healthy.”
Killins had 179 total yards against Memphis. He carried the ball nine times for 115 yards and caught five catches for 64 yards. Killins also scored on a 19-yard screen pass from Mckenzie Milton.
“The touchdown pass was pretty magnificent,” Killins said. “When I caught the ball, I heard the crowd say, ‘oooh.’ When I caught the ball, I saw the o-lineman cut two guys and from that point on I knew it was a touchdown.”
Killins was the first player to commit after Scott Frost was named head coach. He fits Frost’s offense to a tea.
“When I saw that Coach Frost got here, I instantly sent my film to UCF because him coming from Oregon,” Killins said. “My objective is to play in a high-caliber offense that goes fast and plays speedy guys like me. “So, I knew I came to this offense, I can do great things to help win championships and division championships and national championships as well; we’re on that road to do that.”
Frost compared Killins to Dash from the movie, The Incredibles.
“I call him dash,” Frost said. “Have you guys seen Dash from The Incredibles? That’s kind of what AK is like. He hit the corner and he was gone.”