Da'Jon McKnight
Da'Jon  McKnight

Dallas, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Wide Receiver


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Minnesota vs. Northwestern - 11/19/11

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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 receiving 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 regular 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.


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