Scotty McKnight

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Scotty McKnight
No. 15
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth: Newport Beach, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
Receiving Yards: 0
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Scotty McKnight (born February 11, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado. He has written episodes of television for CSI: Cyber [1]

Early years[edit]

McKnight was born in Newport Beach, California on February 11, 1988.

College career[edit]

AT COLORADO: He completed his Colorado career finishing first in receptions (215) and receiving touchdowns (22), while winding up third in all-time receiving yards (2,521). He became the 10th player in NCAA history to catch at least one pass in every game he appeared in, and the sixth to do so without missing any games due to injury. He is the first player to lead the team in receptions for four straight years.

2010 (Sr.)-He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press and the league coaches and garnered first-team All-Colorado honors from the state's NFF chapter. He was the recipient of three postseason team awards, making school history by being named the John Mack Award winner as the team's most outstanding offensive player for the third straight year. He shared the inaugural Kordell Stewart Career Achievement Award with quarterback Cody Hawkins, presented for outstanding career achievement, as the pair set numerous passing and receiving records between them. He was voted Best Interview for the second straight year by CU's beat media and was one of CU's four team co-captains, as selected by his teammates. In posting team highs of 50 receptions, 621 yards and seven receiving touchdowns, he became the only player in school history to lead CU in receiving in four consecutive seasons. He was a preseason first-team All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News, and a second-team pick by Athlon, Lindy's Big12 Football and Phil Steele's College Football, which ranked him as the nation's No. 39 overall receiver in the nation. He was one of 51 players on the official preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, while NationalChamps.net pegged him as a preseason All-American. One of three recipients of the team's Eddie Crowder Award for outstanding leadership during spring drills and the off-season.

2009 (Jr.)-He started 11 games in earning second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press; the Big 12 Coaches tabbed him honorable mention. He earned first-team All-Colorado honors from the state's chapter of the National Football Foundation, and earned the John Mack Award for the second straight year as the Buffs' most outstanding offensive player. He was the co-recipient of the Best Interview Award as selected by CU's beat media, and once again was one of the recipients of the Gold Group Commitment Award. He led the team in all major receiving categories, grabbing 76 balls for 893 yards and six touchdowns.

2008 (Soph.)- He was the recipient of the John Mack Award, presented to CU's most outstanding offensive player, and was also a first-team All-Colorado selection by the state's chapter of the National Football Foundation. The coaches named him one of the recipients of the Gold Group Commitment Award. He led the team in receptions for the second straight season, the first former walk-on to ever do so in school history. He caught 46 passes for 519 yards and five touchdowns. In the spring, the coaches selected him as the recipient of the Eddie Crowder Award, presented for outstanding leadership during spring drills.

2007 (Fr.-RS)-He suffered an unfortunate injury on the first day of spring drills when he broke his ankle. On crutches for over a month, he bounced back quickly from the fracture and would become the first freshman wide receiver to lead the Buffs in receiving. An honorable mention Freshman All-American by both The Sporting News and collegefootballnews.com, he caught 43 passes for 488 yards and four touchdowns. TSN named him first-team Freshman All-Big 12, as he set school freshman records for receptions and yards. He played in all 13 games, including the season opener against Colorado State, where he responded with a record setting game: he caught eight passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. It was he most receptions and yards by any Buff, regardless of class, for a first game of a career.

2006 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced all fall at wide receiver and made an impression on the coaching staff. He joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 11 in 182 lb 4.50 s 1.57 s 2.59 s 4.07 s 6.68 s 34 in 10 ft 8 in 13 reps N/A
All values from Pro Day workout.[3]

New York Jets[edit]

McKnight was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[4] McKnight joined best friend Mark Sanchez, whom McKnight has known since he was eight years old.[4] McKnight signed a four-year contract on July 29, 2011.[5] Mcknight's only reception was a 14-yard touchdown in a pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles.[6] He was waived on September 2.[7] McKnight was signed to the team's practice squad on September 20.[8] He was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL on November 1, 2011.[9]

McKnight was re-signed by the Jets on March 20, 2012.[10] He was waived on August 6, 2012.[11]

Personal life[edit]

His mother, Cathy, appeared as a contestant on the Food Network's Chopped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5978228/
  2. ^ http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542413
  3. ^ "Scotty McKnight". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Cimini, Rich (April 30, 2011). "Rapid Reaction: Jets take WR McKnight". ESPN. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (July 29, 2011). "Jets sign rookies Bilal Powell, Greg McElroy, Scotty McKnight". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on August 4, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=310901020
  7. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 3, 2011). "Jets trim roster to 53; make two trades". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (September 20, 2011). "Jets add WR Scotty McKnight, LB Matthias Berning to practice squad". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (November 1, 2011). "Jets place WR Scotty McKnight on practice squad IR with torn ACL". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (27 March 2012). "Jets re-sign WR Scotty McKnight". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (6 August 2012). "WRs S.McKnight, D.Ganaway Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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