Da'Jon McKnight
Da'Jon McKnight


Dallas, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Wide Receiver


Gophers, Badgers Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe Saturday

Minnesota and Wisconsin meet on the gridiron for the 121st time Saturday.


Minnesota Football vs. Illinois



Minnesota vs. Northwestern - 11/19/11

AP photos from today's game.


Minnesota vs. No. 13 Nebraska - AP Photos - 10/22/11

Minnesota vs. No. 13 Nebraska - AP Photos - 10/22/11

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Started all 12 games in 2011 • made 30 career starts at receiver in his Gopher career • hauled in a team-high 51 receptions for a team- and career-high 760 yards • led team with four receiving touchdowns • tied career-best with nine receptions for a career-high 173 yards at Michigan State • recorded second three-touchdown game of his career vs. the Spartans, with the other coming against Penn State on Oct. 23, 2010 • became only Gopher receiver ever to post multiple three-touchdown games • 64-yard touchdown catch at Michigan State was career-long reception • was named Wide Receiver of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his performance at Michigan State • finished career with 15 touchdown receptions to tie for fifth on the Gophers' career TD receptions list • hauled in 100th career reception vs. Iowa in Week Eight • 51 receptions for 760 yards and four touchdowns in 2011• earned fourth varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: four catches for 48 yards in season-opener at USC (9/3) • notched then-career-highs for receptions (9) and yards (149) vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • caught first TD pass of season vs. Aggies • two catches for 27 yards in win vs. Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • three receptions for 39 yards vs. North Dakota State (9/24) • caught three balls for 31 yards at Michigan (10/1) • three catches for 25 yards at Purdue (10/8) • hauled in two receptions for 77 yards vs. Nebraska (10/22) • five catches for 63 yards vs. Iowa (10/22) • tied career-best with nine receptions for a career-high 173 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan State (11/5) • four receptions for 34 yards vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • two catches for 52 yards at Northwestern (11/9) • caught four balls for 46 yards vs. Illinois (11/26).

Started all 12 games at wide receiver • Led the team in receiving with 46 catches for 705 yards • also led the Gophers with 10 touchdowns in 2010 • earned his third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: tallied two receptions for 35 yards in the 24-17 win over the Blue Raiders (9/2) • rallied off 91 yards on nine catches against South Dakota (9/11) • 26-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Coyotes was his first of the season • recorded three catches for 53 yards against USC (9/18) including a 31-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to give the Gophers a 14-13 lead • set a career record with seven receptions against Northern Illinois (9/25) • racked up 94 yards against the Huskies including one touchdown reception • led Minnesota's receiving corps with four catches for 50 yards against Northwestern (10/2) • hauled in two catches against Wisconsin (10/9) both for touchdowns • racked up 51 yards against the Badgers with a long of 29 • again led the Gophers with six receptions for 123 yards against Purdue (10/16) • tallied a career-high eight catches and three touchdowns against Penn State (10/23) • racked up 103 receiving yards against the Nittany Lions - his second-straight 100-yard receiving game • made one catch against Ohio State (10/30) going for 36 yards • tallied four catches for 57 yards against Michigan State (11/6) • led Minnesota with five catches for 70 yards against Illinois (11/13) including one touchdown grab • contributed 45 yards through the air on two catches in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27).

Emerging young wide out could develop into the Gophers' go-to receiver in 2010 • played just one season of high school football, but has adapted quickly to the sport • did not have a reception through the first eight games • recorded all 17 of his receptions for 311 yards in the final five games, after Eric Decker was lost for the season to injury • recorded his first 100-yard receving game at the Insight Bowl • earned second varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Appeared in the first eight games of the season, but did not record any statistics • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/3), tallied four receptions for 98 yards, including a long of 53 yards • in the 35-32 loss to Illinois (11/7), caught one pass for 13 yards • in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14), caught one pass for 13 yards • in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), snagged a team-high four passes for 63 yards with a long of 22 • broke out against Iowa State in a 14-13 loss at the Insight Bowl (12/31), recording game- and career-best marks with seven receptions for 124 yards.

Saw playing time in nine games • made the most of his lone reception of the regualr season, hauling in a 22-yard touchdown pass • earned first letter.

Game-by-Game: saw action as a reserve against Bowling Green (9/6), Montana State (9/13) and Florida Atlantic (9/20), but did not register any statistics • hauled in a 22-yard bullet from Adam Weber in the back of the end zone at Ohio State (9/27) for a touchdown on his first career reception • caught two passes for 16 yards vs. Kansas (12/31).

Key member of Skyline's top-ranked defense that allowed just 203.8 yards per game in 2007 • also played receiver as a senior • helped lead Skyline to a 12-2 record and its deepest run in the playoffs since 1972 as the Raiders reached the Class 5A Division Region Final • recorded 12 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver • did not participate in football as a junior • coached by Reginald Samples.

Born October 11, 1989 • son of Deloris and Anthony McKnight, Sr. • youth studies major.


Gophers in the NFL: Week 12


Week 12 came and went with a plethora of former Gophers in action with their respective NFL teams.

Ten Gophers Awarded by Big Ten Conference


Ten student-athletes from the Minnesota football program on defense and special teams were recognized by the Big Ten.

O'Brien Joins Coaching Staff


Tracy Claeys announced today the hiring of Dan O'Brien to fill an open coaching position on the defensive side of the ball.

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