TEJordan Akins

Central Florida — AAC
  • Height: 6032
  • Weight: 246
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Age: 25

Bio

2017 (Senior):
• Named to the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, honoring the nation's top tight ends
• Appeared in and started 11 games
• Notched 459 yards and four touchdowns on 30 catches, all career highs
• Averaged 15.3 yards per reception and 41.7 yards per game
• Twice made season-high touchdown catches of 48 yards this season in the ECU (10/14) and Memphis (12/2) games
• FIU 8/31: Opened the year with a pair of receptions for 45 yards and one touchdown
• Maryland 9/23: Snagged three passes to total 57 yards and a score
• ECU 10/14: Recorded one touchdown and 52 yards on two receptions
• SMU 11/4: Had a season-high five catches
• USF in the War on I-4 11/24: Caught four passes for 42 yards
• Memphis in The American Championship Game 12/2: Set a season high with 66 yards on four receptions, including a season-long touchdown catch

2016 (Junior):
• Played in 13 games, starting seven at tight end
• Third on the team with 23 receptions and 347 yards receiving
• Tied for second in receiving touchdowns with two
• Led all Knights who caught double digit passes with 15.1 yards per reception
• Maryland 9/17: Had two catches for 79 yards, including a 71-yard haul
• FIU 9/24: Totaled three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown
• Temple 10/15: Caught two passes for 39 yards
• UConn 10/22: Tied season high with five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown
• Tulsa 11/19: Totaled 17 yards on two receptions
• USF 11/26: Matched season high with five catches for 47 yards

2015 (Sophomore):
• Opened the year as a starting wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner, but was injured on the opening kickoff vs. Furman
• In two games, combined for 14 receptions, 152 yards and two scores
• Ran back six kickoffs for 149 yards, and two punts for 15 yards
• FIU 9/3: Delivered nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns
• Stanford 9/12: Had five receptions for 48 yards, as well as five kick returns for 119 yards including a long of 44 yards

2014 (Freshman):
• In his first year back on the gridiron, notched 12 catches for 135 yards
• On special teams, returned 15 kicks for 363 yards and a 24.2 average
• Had 498 all-purpose yards
• At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Akins, a former pro baseball player, made his debut on the collegiate field and ran back five kickoffs for 142 yards including a 68-yard burst
• Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Posted a pair of catches for 30 yards
• UConn 11/1: Had two catches and two kickoff returns
• Tulsa 11/14: Returned two kickoffs for 77 yards and also added 32 yards off two catches
• USF 11/28: Delivered two catches for 15 yards

Prior to UCF:
• Selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers
• A member of the 2010 UCF football signing class before inking a deal with the Rangers
• Hit .218 as an outfielder in four seasons in the Texas farm system, including a .283 mark in 2011
• Boasted 24 homers and 42 stolen bases in 321 minor-league games played

High School:
• Coached by Steve Collins at Union Grove High School
• An all-state selection in 2009 as a senior
• Attended Strong Rock Christian as a junior and passed for 823 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns to earn all-state honors
• Named all-conference as a sophomore
• Also recruited by Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech and Tennessee

Personal:
• Born in Locust Grove, Ga.