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  J.J. Knabb

J.J. Knabb

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McMurray, Pa.

High School:
Peter Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 289

Position:
OL

Experience:
2L

2006: Started all 14 games at center ... Named Academic All-MAC ... Earned second-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV honors ... Tied for Ohio's second-highest graded lineman at 85 percent ... Played 791 snaps ... Recorded 55 pancake blocks and a team-high 43 decleaters ... Was given a grade of 90 percent or better in three games ... Had the team's highest single-game grade at 95 percent against Kent State.

2005: Started the first five games of the season as the Bobcats' center before suffering an injury at Bowling Green ... Played in eight games ... Had the fourth-best grade among Ohio offensive lineman at 81 percent.

2004: Played in four games as a reserve offensive lineman ... Made appearances vs. VMI, Bowling Green, UCF and Akron ... Relieved Matt Coppage, who was limited by neck pain, against Golden Knights and Zips.

2003: Worked with scout team to help prepare Bobcat defense for upcoming opponents.

2002: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Started 30 straight games at center for Peter Township ... A two-time all-conference selection ... Named to the Washington Observer All-District Team as both a junior and senior ... Earned three straight letters ... Member of the high honor roll ... A Wendy's High School Heisman Award nominee ... Also earned letters in wrestling (two), outdoor track (three) and indoor track (one).

PERSONAL: A physical education major ... Son of John and Bunny Knabb.