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Blake Bortles Impresses in Jaguars Preseason

Blake Bortles in the NFL Preseason. Jaguars.com

Former UCF Quarterback Blake Bortles saw his second NFL preseason game this week with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Despite a 20 – 19 loss to the Chicago Bears, third-overall pick Blake Bortles impressed on Thursday night.

The rookie QB took over for veteran Chad Henne in the second-half. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers.

Bortles performance followed another strong showing in week one against Tampa. The Jaguars staff announced he will be on the bench during the regular season with Henne as starting quarterback.

In his final season with UCF Bortles helped propel the Knights to a Fiesta Bowl win.

Meanwhile Peter DiNovo, a freshman from Tarpon Springs, has been named as UCF’s starting quarterback.

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Space Reporter and 'Are We There Yet?' Host

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to ... Read Full Bio »