NFL Draft Diamonds and the Hula Bowl are proud to announce that McKenzie Milton will return to UCF where it all started.
Before suffering one of most tragic injuries in college football history, McKenzie Milton was writing his name in history books at the University of Central Florida.
Milton was a three-star dual-threat quarterback from Mililani High School in Mililani, Hawaii, that joined Scott Frost at UCF to play for the Knights.
Milton a true leader on and off the field, led the Knights to an undefeated record and beating Auburn. Milton would suffer a brutal injury
On November 23, 2018, UCF played the last game of the regular season against in-state rival the University of South Florida. Early in the second quarter, Milton pulled the ball on a belly option and ran right. He was tackled by two USF players. This caused Milton to dislocate his knee. Milton was carted off the field and then rushed to a nearby Hospital. Upon arrival, doctors found extensive damage to the arteries and nerves in his right knee. Emergency surgery was undertaken to restore arterial blood flow; this involved taking the saphenous vein out of his left leg and transferring the vessel to the right leg to restore blood flow to that limb. The surgery was successful. Two more surgeries followed over the course of several days. Milton was discharged from the hospital on November 30. Milton underwent reconstructive knee surgery in January 2019.
He would return to football but not with UCF. He would enter the transfer portal and ultimately choose Florida State to play his final year in Tallahassee.
Well, the season is over, and McKenzie is coming home! Milton announced on his Twitter he is coming back to the Bounce House for one last go!
Being the Hula Bowl has played in Hawaii for the past 75 years before coming to Orlando this year, it is only right to bring in one of the best Hawaiian football players that have ties to the University of Central Florida. The fans asked for it, so we made it happen!
If you want to buy your tickets you can do so by going to Ticketmaster. Hurry, and act fast, McKenzie is coming to town!