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Trevor A. Knight (born October 3, 1993)[1] is an American football quarterback who is currently a Free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma and Texas A&M. 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.

Trevor Knight
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Knight with the Cardinals in the 2017 preseason.
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-03) October 3, 1993 (age 25)
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
Oklahoma
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Following his college career, Knight went undrafted in 2017 and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals. He later spent the 2017 season on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad before joining the AAF in 2018, until the league ceased operations on April 17 2019.

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Early yearsEdit

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 was a longsnapper/fullback for Oklahoma. They played alongside each other for Trevor's entire time with the Sooners. However, Connor elected to stay at OU when Trevor transferred to Texas A&M.[3]

College careerEdit

OklahomaEdit

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 would 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&MEdit

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. In the 54–39 loss to the Tigers, he was 14-of-30 for 211 yards and three touchdowns.[14][15]

StatisticsEdit

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:[16]

Professional careerEdit

Knight received an invitation to the NFL Combine and completed all of the combine drills and positional drills. He finished first among all quarterbacks in the vertical jump, broad jump, and had a 40-yard dash time of 4.54. His time was also faster than some running backs including Tennessee's Alvin Kamara.[17] His passing drills were described as mediocre and mildly inconsistent.[18] To prepare for the combine, Knight worked out with Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Dak Prescott throughout the offseason, who was able to shed the idea of a limited dual-threat quarterback. After showcasing his physical ability at the combine, multiple teams approached him about the possibilities of converting to wide receiver or safety. He immediately dispelled those notions and claimed he wanted to stick to quarterback.[19] On March 30, 2017, Knight participated at Texas A&M's pro day, along with Jermaine Eluemunor, Justin Evans, Myles Garrett, Daeshon Hall, Ricky Seals-Jones, Josh Reynolds, and seven others.[20] Over 50 team representatives and scouts from the NFL attended as Knight was impressive throughout his passing drills. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, he was projected to be a seventh round pick or a priority undrafted free agent. He was ranked the 15th best quarterback prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.[21]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
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 1.60 s 2.65 s 4.14 s 7.04 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
30[22]
All values from NFL Combine[23]

NFLEdit

On April 29, 2017, the Arizona Cardinals signed Knight to a three-year, $1.66 million contract after he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.[24][25] Throughout training camp, he competed with veteran Blaine Gabbert for the job as the third-string quarterback behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton.[26] He was waived by the team on September 2, 2017, as a part of final roster cuts.[27] On September 7, 2017, Knight was signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.[28] then later had back surgery.[29]

AAFEdit

In November 2018, Knight was selected by the Arizona Hotshots with the sixth-overall pick of the 2019 AAF QB Draft.[30]

Knight began the 2019 AAF season as the Hotshots' backup to John Wolford. In addition to his relief duties, Knight served as a jammer on special teams, lining up for the punt return unit.[31] Due to the AAF ceasing operations 8 weeks into the inaugural season, Knight became a free agent.[32]

StatisticsEdit

Year Team League GP GS Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2019 ARI AAF 2 0 8 18 44.4 95 5.3 0 0 61.1 4 10 2.5 1
Career 2 0 8 18 44.4 95 5.3 0 0 61.1 4 10 2.5 1

Source:[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Rivals.com". Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma football: Twins Trevor Knight, Connor Knight have each other to lean on". NewsOK.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma 2012 Football Commits". OU Insider. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
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  8. ^ "Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma vs Alabama Box Score, January 2, 2014". Sports Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
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  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.
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  14. ^ "LSU at Texas A&M Box Score, November 24, 2016". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
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  17. ^ Brad Crawford (March 4, 2017). "Texas A&M's Trevor Knight posts blazing 4.54 at NFL Combine". cbssports.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  18. ^ William McFadden. "Recapping the NFL Combine performances of Josh Dobbs and Trevor Knight". Saturdaydownsouth.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  19. ^ Nick Cole (March 7, 2017). "Former Texas A&M QB Trevor Knight draws eyes of NFL teams… for position change". seccountry.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  20. ^ Gil Brandt (March 30, 2017). "Pro day results: Texas A&M, Louisville, Boise State". NFL.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  21. ^ "Trevor Knight, DS #15 QB, Texas A&M". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  22. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the NFL draft prospects: Quarterbacks". PackersNews.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  23. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles –". NFL.com.
  24. ^ Urban, Darren (May 2, 2017). "Cardinals Collect 17 Undrafted Rookies". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on May 2, 2017.
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  27. ^ Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  28. ^ McFadden, Will (September 6, 2017). "Falcons sign quarterback Trevor Knight to practice squad, release DL Taniela Tupou". AtlantaFalcons.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017.
  29. ^ Somers, Kent (November 28, 2018). "AAF draft: Arizona Hotshots think they found their man in quarterback Trevor Knight". AZ Central. USA Today Network. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  30. ^ Wilson, Ryan (November 27, 2018). "Alliance of American Football QB Draft: Aaron Murray, Christian Hackenberg highlight QBs taken". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
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  32. ^ "AAF declares for bankruptcy, officially folds eight games into inaugural season". NBC Sports Washington. April 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  33. ^ "Arizona Hotshots Player Stats". aaf.com. Alliance of American Football. Retrieved March 27, 2019.

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