Awards and Honors
First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2013, 2014)
Team Academic Award (2014)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … played in 12 games, starting eight … third on the team in tackles with 74 … had 37 solo stops and 3.5 TFL … tallied a career-high 15 tackles and had 1.0 TFL vs. Baylor … had nine tackles and 2.5 TFL vs. Toledo … notched first career interception vs. Oklahoma.
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … played in six games before suffering a season-ending hip injury which required surgery … started five games at linebacker, registering 45 tackles, including 26 solo stops … forced a fumble and had 11 tackles vs. Texas … tallied 10 tackles vs. Texas Tech … posted six stops, including a TFL, vs. Baylor.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Three-star recruit according to Rivals.com … ranked as the 14th-best prospect in the state of Missouri by rivals.com … two-year team captain for the Titans … helped lead Lee’s Summit West to a state title, two district championships and two conference championships … named 2011 Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association … 2011 Class 5A first-team All-State selection by the Missouri Football Coaches Association and the Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters … in 2011, threw for 2,169 yards and 20 touchdowns along with rushing for 784 yards and 13 touchdowns …as a senior was quarterback of Lee’s Summit West’s squad that reached the Missouri Class 5A semifinals … lost 76-60 in quadruple-overtime of semifinal … in that game, Knott threw for 379 yards and rushed for 205 … first-team All-State and All-Conference honoree in 2010 … as a junior, led West to the Class 5A state title with 314 passing yards and four touchdowns in a win over Webster Groves … as a junior, threw for 1,810 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 14 touchdowns … earned a letter in football his sophomore year … also played baseball for the Titans, making the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State team as a utility player.
Born Nov. 3, 1993 … son of Tim and Laura Knott … brother of former Iowa State All-American linebacker Jake Knott … Jake is a member of the Miami Dolphins … supply chain management major.