by Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel –
McKenzie Milton has earned his fair share of honors, but the Florida State quarterback can now add desktop model as the latest.
Milton, who previously played at UCF, is being saluted with a limited-edition bobblehead by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. The bobblehead features Milton, decked out in a No. 10 garnet jersey and gold pants, sporting eye black in the shape of a cross. Each individually numbered 2,022 and sits on a football-shaped base bearing his name.
The cost is $30, with the bobbleheads expected to ship in May.
Milton is wrapping up his college career where it all began on the UCF campus with an appearance in the Hula Bowl at Bounce House Stadium on Jan. 15. The annual all-star game features players from around the country, including Florida, Florida State and UCF.
Milton is coming off a season where he was one of three winners of the 2021 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award.
For the first time in three years, he returned to action after suffering a devastating knee injury in the regular-season finale against USF in 2018. The injury required emergency surgery as doctors needed to repair damaged nerves and restore blood flow to his lower right leg. The injury nearly forced doctors to amputate his leg.
After multiple surgeries and several years of rehabilitation, he received clearance from his doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to return to practice in August 2020. Milton took over as quarterback for UCF’s scout team before announcing his transfer to Florida State.
Milton took the field against Notre Dame in the Florida State opener on Sept. 5. He appeared in six games for the Seminoles, including four starts, with 775 yards passing with 3 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
He was named the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award winner, which honors the league’s most courageous player.