A good-sized linebacker with athleticism and speed from the outside ... converted wide receiver and tight end who has played on the defensive side of the ball the last two seasons ... has shown the ability to rush off the edge and to make plays in passing situations ... moved to the outside linebacker position in the 3-4 defense prior to this season after playing mostly as a defensive end in 2006 ... co-recipient of the team's Defensive Achievement Award in 2007.
2007 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games, starting in 11 ... had 11 tackles-for-loss and three sacks on the season, second on the team in both categories ... recorded 64 tackles and a pair of interceptions to go with three pass breakups, five quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... made nine tackles against Florida State, a team high, with a sack and two tackles-for-loss in the game ... also had nine stops, including 1.5 for loss, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the win over Arkansas ... made six tackles, including 0.5 for loss, at Auburn ... recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and had his first interception of the season to set up a score in the win at Ole Miss ... the interception came in the fourth quarter with the game tied at 24 and the 28-yard return set up the game-winning field goal against the Rebels ... made five tackles and recorded a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry at Vanderbilt ... had five tackles, including one for loss, to go with a breakup and a quarterback pressure against Georgia ... set a career mark with three tackles-for-loss for eight yards and finished with six tackles and a quarterback hurry against Louisiana Monroe ... had five tackles and one for loss to go with a quarterback pressure at Mississippi State ... recorded a sack for 16 yards, had four tackles and forced a fumble in the season opener against Western Carolina ... made five tackles against Houston ... recorded four tackles and a quarterback hurry in the PetroSun Independence Bowl win over Colorado ... had two tackles and an interception against No. 3 LSU ... played sparingly in the win over Tennessee after injuring his ankle against Ole Miss ... earned UA Defensive Co-Player of the Week honors after the Western Carolina, Florida State and Mississippi State games.
2006 (REDSHIRT): Played in only four games and earned a medical redshirt after an illness ended his season ... had four tackles, one for loss, and one forced fumbles in four games ... had three tackles, one for loss and forced a fumble against Hawai'i ... had one tackle at Arkansas.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Converted from wide receiver to tight end and played in 12 games ... had 10 catches for 98 yards on the season ... played his best game against Utah State, with three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown, his first career touchdown catch ... also had multi-catch games against Middle State and Southern Miss.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in all 12 games ... played in 316 snaps with five catches for 64 yards ... had two catches for 46 yards against Western Carolina ... hauled in two passes for eight yards at Tennessee and added one catch for 10 yards in the Music City Bowl against Minnesota.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played wide receiver and linebacker at Randolph County High ... had 147 tackles and two sacks and had 28 receptions for 522 yards and seven touchdowns and 12 punt returns for 504 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... caught 31 passes for 788 yards and nine touchdowns en route to All-Metro and All-State honors as a junior ... helped lead his team to the Class 2A state title with a 31-yard touchdown run and a 77-yard punt return for a score in the championship game en route to MVP honors ... earned All-State honors that season and was named Class 2A Back of the Year ... full name is Ezekial Zukenie Knight ... born Jan. 2, 1985.
Ezekial Knight: Career Statistics Tackles Fumbles Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU Int 2004 12-0 10 5 5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2005 12-3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2006 4-0 4 3 1 1.0-3 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 2007 13-11 64 33 31 11.0-52 5 3.0-31 1 1-0 3 2-28 TOTAL 41-14 78 41 37 12.0-55 5 3.0-31 2 1-0 3 2-28