Scotty McKnight

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Scotty McKnight
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-11) February 11, 1988 (age 27)
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 as of 2011
Receptions: 0
Receiving Yards: 0
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

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.

Early years[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] The school suspended McKnight indefinitely while an investigation was conducted and he missed the football team's final eight games of the season.[1]

College career[edit]

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.[2]

Professional career[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.[2] McKnight joins best friend Mark Sanchez, whom McKnight has known since he was eight years old.[2] McKnight signed a four-year contract on July 29, 2011.[4] He was waived on September 2.[5] McKnight was signed to the team's practice squad on September 20.[6] He was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL on November 1, 2011.[7]

McKnight was re-signed by the Jets on March 20, 2012.[8] He was waived on August 6, 2012.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His mother, Cathy, appeared as a contestant on the Food Network's Chopped. McKnight dated actress Hayden Panettiere from June 2011 to December 2012.[10] McKnight started dating actress Jessica Szohr in April 2015.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Cannizzaro, Mark (May 2, 2011). "Jets pick McKnight wrote threats to high school teacher". New York Post. Retrieved May 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Cimini, Rich (April 30, 2011). "Rapid Reaction: Jets take WR McKnight". ESPN. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Scotty McKnight". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Zach (April 12, 2012). "Slim Hayden Panettiere Plays Tennis in a Bikini!". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bacardi, Francesca (April 24, 2015). "Jessica Szohr Is Dating Scotty McKnight! Get the Details on Their Blossoming Romance". NBC Universal; E!. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 

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