Schneider, Gagne-Marcoux Suspended For Season
AP Photo/Scott Audette
AP Photo/Scott Audette

Posted Nov 4, 2003


ORLANDO – UCF head coach Mike Kruczek announced Tuesday that senior quarterback Ryan Schneider and redshirt freshman center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux have been suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of team rules.

 

The suspension ends Schneider’s career as the second leading passer in school history. Schneider had thrown a touchdown pass in 28 straight games, a school record, while also holding several school records. He also finished his career ranked 14th in NCAA history in touchdown passes (82) and 12th in NCAA history in passing yards (10,976).

Schneider leaves UCF as the school record holder in single-game passing yards (497 vs. Florida Atlantic/2003), single-season passing yards (3,770/2002), career 300-yard games (T-1/15), career 400-yard games (T-1/3), single-game completions (37 vs. Florida Atlantic/2003) and single-game total offense (501 vs. Florida Atlantic/2003).

UCF Record Book
Career Pass Completions
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 889
2. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 840

Career Attempts
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 1,391
2. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 1,354

Career Yards
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 11,412
2. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 10,976

Career Touchdown Passes
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 84
2. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 82

Career 300-yard games
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 15
1. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 15

Career 400-yard games
1. Daunte Culpepper (1995-98) 3
1. Ryan Schneider (2000-pres.) 3

 

Football Practice Report

ORLANDO – The UCF football team practiced for two hours in full pads Tuesday without senior quarterback Ryan Schneider and redshirt freshman center Cedric Gagne-Marcoux. Both players were suspended for the season today.

Schneider leaves UCF as the school’s second leading passer in yards (10,976) and touchdowns (82) while also serving as the team leader with 37 career starts.

“I love Ryan Schneider like a son,” stated UCF head coach Mike Kruczek. “This is going to be a tough pill for our team to swallow with the loss of both players,” added Kruczek. “The loss of Ryan impacts the entire team since he has played in the most games of any of our players and he was our inspirational leader. It is a critical loss for our program.”

Without Schneider, UCF could turn to true freshman Steven Moffett at quarterback. The Winter Park native took most of the snaps with the first team Tuesday and looked very impressive both throwing and running the football. “I want to play,” commented Moffett. “It is up to coach, but I feel that I am ready to contribute.”

Kruczek and his coaches will have two more practices to decide on a starter entering Saturday’s game at Eastern Michigan. Kruczek did announce Tuesday that Adam Butcher will start at center Saturday.
 



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