Trevor Knight

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Trevor Knight
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Knight with the Cardinals in the 2017 preseason.
No. 9 – Atlanta Falcons
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-10-03) October 3, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: San Antonio (TX) Reagan
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted: 2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad/Injured
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Trevor Knight (born October 3, 1993)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies. After leading Oklahoma to an 8–5 record in the 2014 season, he lost the starting job in an open quarterback competition to Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield prior to the 2015 season. On January 4, 2016, it was announced that Knight would transfer to Texas A&M University.

Early years[edit]

Knight attended Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas. While at Ronald Reagan High School, he played for the football team. As a senior, he threw for 2,092 yards and 27 touchdowns with 943 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He was ranked as the sixth best dual-threat quarterback recruit by the Rivals.com recruiting network.[2] Trevor has a fraternal twin brother, Connor, who is a longsnapper/fullback for Oklahoma. They played alongside each other for Trevor's entire time with the Sooners.[3]

College career[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

On February 1, 2012, Knight committed to the University of Oklahoma under head coach Bob Stoops.[4]

Knight was redshirted for the 2012 season.[5]

He was named the Sooners starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2013.[6][7]

He was named MVP of the 2014 Sugar Bowl when he helped lead Oklahoma to a 45–31 upset of two-time reigning national champion Alabama. Knight threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns in a record-setting performance.[8]

He began the 2014 season against Louisiana Tech, completing 19–of–34 passes for 253 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. In addition, he had four rushes for 17 yards.[9]

On December 11, 2015, it was announced that Knight had obtained a full release from his scholarship and will explore his options to transfer to another school. Despite his intentions to transfer, Knight indicated he would remain a member of the team at least until the completion of Oklahoma's 2015 season.[10]

Texas A&M[edit]

On January 4, 2016, Knight announced he would be transferring to Texas A&M University. He graduated from Oklahoma in December 2015 and was eligible to play immediately at Texas A&M.[11]

Knight made his Texas A&M debut on September 3, 2016, against UCLA,[12] which Texas A&M won in overtime by a score of 31–24.[13]

Knight was thought to be out for the year with a shoulder injury, but made a return on senior night against LSU.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Oklahoma 79 134 59.0 819 6.1 9 5 125.0 67 445 6.6 2
2014 Oklahoma 179 316 56.6 2,300 7.3 14 12 124.8 68 339 5.0 5
2015 Oklahoma 22 40 55.0 305 7.6 2 2 125.6 16 69 4.3 1
2016 Texas A&M 193 362 53.3 2,432 6.7 19 7 123.2 102 614 6.0 10
Career 473 852 55.5 5,856 6.9 44 26 124.2 253 1,467 5.8 18

Source:[15]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
219 lb
(99 kg)
30 34 in
(0.78 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.54 s 4.14 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
All values from NFL Combine[16]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Knight signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2017.[17] He was waived on September 2, 2017.[18]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On September 7, 2017, Knight was signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Huddle: Getting to know QB Trevor Knight - Birthday edition". Gigem247. Retrieved 2016-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Rivals.com". Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Oklahoma football: Twins Trevor Knight, Connor Knight have each other to lean on". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Oklahoma 2012 Football Commits". OU Insider. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Trotter, Jake (March 18, 2013). "Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight a natural leader". ESPN.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sooners to start Trevor Knight at QB". ESPN.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops names Trevor Knight starting quarterback". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma vs Alabama Box Score, January 2, 2014". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "OU report card: Sooners QB Trevor Knight solid, not spectacular in victory". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Houck, Mike (December 11, 2015). "Trevor Knight Granted Full Release". Soonersports.com. Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ Khan Jr., Sam (January 4, 2016). "Texas A&M lands QB Trevor Knight in transfer from Oklahoma". ESPN. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Knight gets 1st start in almost 2 years against No. 16 UCLA". USA Today. September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  13. ^ "UCLA at Texas A&M Box Score, September 3, 2016". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Texas A&M's Trevor Knight out for season". Wild Pitch Sports. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Trevor Knight". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved Jul 24, 2017. 
  16. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles –". NFL.com. 
  17. ^ Urban, Darren (May 2, 2017). "Cardinals Collect 17 Undrafted Rookies". AZCardinals.com. 
  18. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". AZCardinals.com. 
  19. ^ McFadden, Will (September 6, 2017). "Falcons sign quarterback Trevor Knight to practice squad, release DL Taniela Tupou". AtlantaFalcons.com. 

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