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UCF unveils title banner as players get rings

UCF AD Danny White, who promised parades and banners after the Knights finished last season as the only undefeated FBS team, saw his pledge fulfilled Saturday as the team unveiled a 2017 national champions sign before its spring game.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF declared itself national champs after finishing undefeated last season. So naturally there's now a sign inside the stadium.

UCF unveils championship sign (0:23)
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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF unveiled a 2017 national champions sign just before the start of its spring game Saturday.

Prospect Profile: Tre'Quan Smith (0:31)
Prospect Profile: Jordan Akins (0:32)
Prospect Profile: Mike Hughes (0:30)
Prospect Profile: Shaquem Griffin (0:51)
Kiper: Griffin could be picked by third round (1:36)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquem Griffin's story is so much bigger than football. Annika Emmert is 13 and plays soccer. She was also born with amniotic band syndrome and had a portion of her right arm amputated. Some kids and even coaches don't high-five her after games because of her bionic arm. "It's always a big thing meeting someone like him who is exactly like you. It makes your heart pound."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquem Griffin meets with two young fans -- Annika Emmert and Wyatt Falardeau, who both have 3D printed arms and are patients of UCF's Limbitless Solutions. Griffin told them he wanted to go grab ice cream, donuts and strawberry sodas now that his workout was finished.

Griffin: 'I have the entire nation behind me' (0:17)
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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"I was a guy who was under the radar who they didn't believe in at first but I feel like they're starting to believe now," said Shaquem Griffin," adding, "I have the entire nation behind me." He's so grateful for the enormous support he's had from all over.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquem Griffin said that he has been invited to the NFL draft and he will be attending. That's a far cry from just a few months ago in January, when he was practically begging for an invite to the NFL combine.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

At Shaquem Griffin's side at his UCF pro day — brother Shaquill Griffin, cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. Shaquem had some drops today in defensive back drills. That'll be the concern for him at the next level — identifying where he fits.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquem Griffin specifically asked cleat designer Marvin Baroota to have "Against All Odds" and "Trust the Process" on his cleats. Baroota told me that the logo on the front represents him and his brother, Shaquill. (Photo courtesy of Marvin Baroota).

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the cleats that Shaquem Griffin will be wearing for his UCF pro day today. They feature the words "Against All Odds," and were made by artist Marvin Baroota of So Legit Customs in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of Baroota).

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The champs* are here: A new era dawns at UCF

Josh Heupel takes over a team that dominated the standings, with a 13-0 record, and the headlines, with a self-proclaimed national title. How do the first-year head coach and star QB McKenzie Milton keep things rolling?

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