|Date of birth:||February 11, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Newport Beach, California|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227|
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
McKnight was born in Newport Beach, California on February 11, 1988. During his senior year at Tesoro High School, McKnight was nearly expelled after writing a journal entry for a class assignment that contained explicit death threats directed towards a teacher. McKnight did not deny the charges and conceded the entry was a lapse in judgement but, he did state that the matter was a misunderstanding. The school suspended McKnight indefinitely while an investigation was conducted and he missed the football team's final eight games of the season.
McKnight was a walk-on at the University of Colorado. He finished his career there with the school's all-time records for receiving touchdowns and receptions. He finished with 215 catches, 2,521 yards, and 22 receiving touchdowns.
|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.|
New York Jets
McKnight was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. McKnight joins best friend Mark Sanchez, whom McKnight has known since he was eight years old. McKnight signed a four-year contract on July 29, 2011. He was waived on September 2. McKnight was signed to the team's practice squad on September 20. He was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL on November 1, 2011.
His mother, Cathy, appeared as a contestant on the Food Network's Chopped. McKnight dated actress Hayden Panettiere from June 2011 to December 2012. McKnight started dating actress Jessica Szohr in April 2015.
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- Bacardi, Francesca (April 24, 2015). "Jessica Szohr Is Dating Scotty McKnight! Get the Details on Their Blossoming Romance". Eonline.com. NBC Universal; E!. Retrieved June 8, 2015.