|No. 29, 24, 26|
September 10, 1975 |
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
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Sammy D. Knight, Jr. (born September 10, 1975) is a former American football safety. He played college football at USC and was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 1997. Knight was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants. He was also an assistant coach at USC.
Knight graduated from Rubidoux High School in Riverside, California before attending the University of Southern California. He has 3 brothers who also played college football: Ryan was a record-setting prep All-American running back (rushing for 501 yards in a game) who then lettered 4 years (1984–87) at tailback for USC and led the Trojans in rushing in 1985 and 1986 (he is 20th on USC's career rushing list with 1,875 yards), Greg played defensive line at Colorado (1986) and Darryl lettered 3 years (1998–2000) at linebacker at USC. His father, Sam Sr., played on a California state championship basketball team at Riverside (Calif.) Community College in the early 1960s that was coached by Jerry Tarkanian. He is married to Freda Knight, a Hampton University Graduate. They have four daughters named Shianne, Samone, Savannah, and Sasha. Knight also has an older daughter named Aneka.
After a successful 2001 season with the New Orleans Saints, Knight appeared in the 2002 Pro Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. In 2011, Sammy Knight was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame  for his years with the Black and Gold.
New York Giants
- Sammy Knight biography at usctrojans.com (accessed 2015-09-03).
- Sammy Knight, Jacksonville Jaguars. Accessed December 29, 2007.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- "USC Football Spring Notebook: Four Things We've Learned", Neon Tommy, April 14, 2012.