55 Sam McKnight
55 - Sam McKnight
Birth Date: April 7, 1997
Height: 6-2
Weight: 265
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
High School: Glenville
Position: DE
Major: Specialized Studies
gp 7
tk 10.0
sac 1
int -
ffum 1

Career: Has played in 20 games ... Has compiled 27 career total tackles (21 solo, six assisted) with six career tackles for loss and 2.5 career sacks ... Has recovered one career fumble ... Has accounted for four career quarterback hurries.

Single-Game Bests
Total Tackles: 4 (three times, last: Bowling Green; Oct. 20, 2018)
Solo Tackles: 4 (at Kent State; Oct. 6, 2018)
Assisted Tackles: 1 (six times, last: Bowling Green; Oct. 20, 2018)
Tackles For Loss: 1 (six times, last: vs. San Diego State; Dec. 19, 2018)
Sacks: 1 (twice, last: vs. San Diego State; Dec. 19, 2018)
Quarterback Hurries: 1 (four times; last: Buffalo; Nov. 14, 2018)
Fumbles Recovered: 1 (vs. San Diego State; Dec. 19, 2018)

2018: Played in all 13 games to set a career high ... Earned Spring AD Honor Roll recognition ...  Recorded a career-high 23 total tackles (20 solo, three assisted) ... Logged a career-high five tackles for loss and a career-high 2.5 sacks ... Recovered one fumble ... Made three solo stops, including his first career sack, and tallied one quarterback hurry in the season-opening 38-32 win over Howard (Sept. 1) ... Set a career high with four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) at Cincinnati (Sept. 22) ... Registered a career-high four solo tackles, including one for a loss, in a 27-26 victory at Kent State (Oct. 6) ... Matched his career high with four total tackles (three solo, one assisted), including one tackle for a loss, and added a quarterback hurry in a 49-14 win over Bowling Green (Oct. 20) ... Finished with one sack and recovered a fumble in a 27-0 win over San Diego State (Dec. 19) in the 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl.

2017: Saw action in four games ... Made two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) ... Recorded his only two tackles of the season in a 48-3 win over Kent State (Oct. 21), including his first career solo stop for a loss.

2016: Saw action in three games ... Finished with two total tackles (two assisted) ... Made his collegiate debut in a 37-21 win over Gardner-Webb (Sept. 24), logging an assisted stop for his first career tackle.

2015: Redshirted

Prior to Ohio: Three-year letterman at Glenville High School ... Helped team win a conference championship ... Team was ranked 12th in Cleveland and the Cleveland Plain Dealer ... Named Second Team All-Ohio, all-conference and Northeast Lakes All-District Division II ... During his career had 30 solo tackles, 52 assisted tackles, 16 sacks and nine tackles for loss ... Served as team captain for one year. 

Personal: Born April 7, 1997 ... Son of Sam and Lashun McKnight ... Majoring in specialized studies.

Recent Games
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 4 3
Assists 6 3
Tackles 10.0 6.0
Tackles per game 1.4 1.5
Sacks 1 1
Sack yards 7 7
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 1 - - - - 0
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 1 - - - - 0
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 1 - - - - 0
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 1 - - - - 0
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 1 - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 Rhode Island W, 41-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Pittsburgh L, 20-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Marshall L, 33-31 1 3 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Louisiana L, 45-25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Buffalo W, 21-20 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Northern Ill. L, 39-36 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Kent St. W, 45-38 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Ball St. W, 34-21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Miami (Ohio) L, 24-21 1 0 1.0 - - 1 5 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Western Michigan L, 37-34 0 1 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Bowling Green W, 66-24 1 1 2.0 1 7 1 7 1 - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Akron   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2016-17 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 13 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 26 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2016-17 3 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 13 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - -
Total 26 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2016-17 3 - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 - - - - - - -
2018-19 13 - - - - - - -
2019-20 7 - - - - - - -
Total 26 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2016-17 3 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 3 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 13 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - 0
Total 26 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2016-17 3 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 13 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 7 - - - - - - - -
Total 26 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2016-17 3 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 3 - - - - 0 .0
2018-19 13 - - - - 0 .0
2019-20 7 - - - - 0 .0
Total 26 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2016-17 3 0 2 2.0 .7 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 3 1 1 2.0 .7 - - 1 6 - - - - - - -
2018-19 13 20 3 23.0 1.8 2.5 15 5 22 - 1 0 - - - -
2019-20 7 4 6 10.0 1.4 1 7 2 12 1 - - - - - -
Total 26 25 12 37.0 1.4 3.5 22 8 40 1 1 0 - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 7 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 2 - - - - - - - -
October 1 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 7 - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 2 - - - - - - -
October 1 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 7 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 4 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 2 - - - - - - - 0
October 1 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 7 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 2 - - - - - - - -
October 1 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 7 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 4 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 3 - - - - 0 .0
Away 4 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 3 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 4 - - - - 0 .0
-
August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 2 - - - - 0 .0
October 1 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
August 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 7 4 6 10.0 1.4 1 7 2 12 1 - - - - - -
Conference 4 3 3 6.0 1.5 1 7 2 12 1 - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 3 1 1 2.0 .7 - - 1 5 - - - - - - -
Away 4 3 5 8.0 2.0 1 7 1 7 1 - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 2 2 4.0 1.3 1 7 1 7 1 - - - - - -
Losses 4 2 4 6.0 1.5 - - 1 5 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
September 2 1 3 4.0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 1 1 1 2.0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 2 2 4.0 1.3 1 7 2 12 1 - - - - - -