Terrance Knighton life and biography

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Terrance Knighton biography

Date of birth : 1986-07-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Terrance Knighton is an American football defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

Originally drafted in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2009 draft.

Strong, powerful DT who started all 16 games as a rookie … Joined CB Derek Cox as first pair of rookies in franchise history to start all 16 games in the season … Totaled 53 tackles, six tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Selected with the first of back-to-back third-round picks … Was one of nine DTs selected in the first three rounds and was the only one to start every game … First player drafted by the Jaguars from Temple, and highest-drafted defensive tackle by the club since 2002 (John Henderson) … Highest-drafted player from Temple since Lance Johnstone was selected with the 57th pick by Oakland in 1996 and first player drafted since 2005 (LB Rian Wallace, 2005) …


Started all 16 games at DT, the most by a rookie DL in franchise history … Only DL lineman to start every game in 2009 and one of only two rookies (CB Derek Cox) … Finished with 53 tackles, 1.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, two QB pressures and one forced fumble … 9/13 at IND: Made NFL debut and finished with four tackles while playing all 53 snaps. Was first rookie to start at DT on opening day in franchise history … 9/27 at HOU: Totaled four tackles … 10/11 at SEA: Registered three tackles including one for loss … 11/1 at TEN: Tallied career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) including one for loss on 49 snaps … 11/8 vs. KC: Teamed up with Daryl Smith to sack Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter … 11/22 vs. BUF: Totaled two solo tackles and a forced a fumble … 12/13 vs. MIA: Made three tackles and sacked Chad Henne for a five-yard loss in the third quarter. Recovered a fumble on Derek Cox’s INT return in the fourth quarter … 12/17 vs. IND: Made 14th start of the season, most by a rookie DL in team history, and finished with five tackles … 1/3 at CLE: Totaled seven tackles including a team-high four tackles for loss on 49 snaps.


Three-year starter at Temple who saw significant action as a true freshman … Played in 46 games with 34 starts and had 26.0 tackles for loss … Had six career fumble recoveries and blocked four kicks … Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a senior and served as team captain … Also saw action on the field goal and PAT units … Finished with 54 tackles (35 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, five passes defensed, team-high three fumble recoveries and one sack … Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a junior … Named team’s defensive MVP … Finished with 8.5 tackles for loss and a team-high three fumble recoveries … Led team with three blocked kicks … Played in 12 games with 11 starts as a sophomore … Made 57 tackles (32 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two QB pressures and four passes defensed … Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman and made one start … Finished with 17 tackles (10 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble … One of only 11 true freshmen to see action and one of five to earn starts … Earned degree in criminal justice .


Single … Resides in Jacksonville, Fla. … Attended Milford Academy (prep school) in New Berlin, New York in 2004 … Was two-year letterman at Windsor High School, playing TE and DE … Earned all-state honors in 2003 … Finished with 30 receptions for 400 yards and four TDs as a junior … Elected to the Rhode Island-Connecticut All-Star Game … Named All-CCC West League as a basketball player … Nicknamed ‘Pot Roast’ … Visited Liberty Pines Elementary to speak with students … Made several appearances in 2010 as part of Team Teal iniative … Son of Rochelle Knighton … Full name is Terrance Knighton.

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