Terrance Knighton Celebrity Life
Born on 4th July 1986, Terrance Knighton is an ex-football player of America who played in the position of a defensive tackle. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected in the 3rd round of the NFL draft of 2009.
Before that, Knighton played college-level football at Temple. His teammates had many nicknames for him such as “Mutton Chop” and “Pot Roast.”
Knighton was also a member of teams such as the New England Patriot, Washington Redskins, and Denver Broncos. At present, he is an assistant coach for Wagner College in New York’s Staten Island.
A Career in High School
Terrance Knighton studied at Windsor High School in Connecticut. He played defensive line, as well as a tight end there and had Chris Baker as one of the team members.
He got recognitions such as All-State honors given by the coaches association, as well as Hartford Courant All-Area accolades.
Knighton also happened to be a basketball varsity member and earned the honor of the All-CCC West League.
Knighton took admission to New York’s Milford Academy and played on the ball’s both sides. In 22004, he made 6 sacks and 70 tackles.
The Rivals.com regarded him as a 3-star recruit and did not rank him among the best prospects for defense line in the country.
Knighton selected Temple University when he did not get admission to UCF. He had got just a couple of scholarship offers.
When he was in his freshman year at Temple, Knighton participated in 10 games. He had to be satisfied being a reserve until he earned a start in the finale of the season at Navy. That year, the player registered 17 tackles, one forced fumble, and 3.5 TFLs.
He was a regular starter in his sophomore year and made 3 sacks, 57 tackles, 2 FFs, 4 PBUs, and 2 QBHs during that season. In his junior season, Knighton made 8.5 TFL and had 3 fumble recoveries, which was the best performance in the team.
In 2008, Knighton was in his senior year and became the captain of his team. He completed the season with 5 break-ups, 54 tackles, and 3 fumble recoveries, the team-best performance.
Although Knighton had ups and downs in his career, his draft stock shot up rapidly after quick workouts. The Jacksonville Jaguars chose him in the 3rd round that season.
He was the 72nd pick overall. Many commentators thought that his selection was a “gamble” then.
The Jaguars signed him for a 4-year contract on 31st July 2009. The former player's contract included veteran minimum salaries along with a 4th-year escalator to 1.3 million USD that could reach to around 3.32 million USD. Knighton also got 843,500 USD as his signing bonus.
However, his career was jeopardized after succumbing to a severe injury to his eye on 8th April 2012. While he could recover from this incident, the player had to wear a dark visor always.
A fine worth 21,000 USD was imposed against the player on 16th November 2012 for a late hit by him against the franchise Indianapolis Colts.
Knighton was a free agent after the season of 2012.
The Denver Broncos signed the player on a 2-year contract on 13th March 2013. Jack Del Rio, his former coach in Jacksonville was the Broncos’ defensive coordinator then.
After the Broncos picked up DeMarcus Ware in 2014, the player switched over to jersey number 98 from 94 so that Ware could wear it.
Incidentally, Ware had worn the jersey number 94 when he played with the Dallas Cowboys for 9 seasons.
Knighton signed a contract worth 4 million USD for one-year with the Washington Redskins on 12th March 2015. In 2015, he was seen playing in 15 games for his new team.
He signed a contract worth 4.5 million USD with the New England Patriots the following year on 31st March 2016. However, the Patriots released him on 29th August 2016.
Knighton declared his retirement from the National Football League on 12th April 2017 to start his coaching career.
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