Trevor Knight Granted Full Release
NORMAN — Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced Friday that quarterback Trevor Knight has been granted a full release to play his final year of eligibility at a different school.
A redshirt junior, Knight has served as OU's second-string signal caller this year after starting 15 games over the previous two seasons.
Both Stoops and Knight indicated that a transfer is not a forgone conclusion for the OU captain, and that Knight would remain with the Sooners at least through the College Football Playoff. Fourth-ranked OU will play top-ranked Clemson in the CFP semifinals at the Capital One Orange Bowl Dec. 31 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
"Trevor has been unbelievable during his time as a Sooner," said Stoops. "I can't say enough about him and what he's meant to our program. He will graduate this month and has told us that he would like to investigate the possibility of finishing his career elsewhere. We understand him wanting to explore his options and will be happy for him if he's able to find a good fit."
"I can't say enough about him and what he's meant to our program. We understand him wanting to explore his options and will be happy for him if he's able to find a good fit."
- Head Coach Bob Stoops
Said Knight: "My decision to reach out and communicate with other potential programs is something I feel I must do in order to see if there is a perfect fit for my senior season. I can promise you that no one is more proud to be a Sooner than I am, and in no way shape or form will this take away from my excitement and commitment heading into the championship season. I am truly touched by the support from both Coach Stoops and Coach (Lincoln) Riley, as well as all of Sooner Nation during this time.
"Enough about me. Let's go beat the Tigers. Boomer!"
Knight has played in 24 career games, completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 3,424 yards and 25 touchdowns with 19 interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback has also rushed for 853 yards and eight touchdowns on 151 attempts in his career, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He ranks seventh in OU history in completions (280), eighth in passing yards and passing attempts, ninth in completion percentage and passing touchdowns and 10th in total offense.
This season, the San Antonio, Texas, native has appeared in six contests. He is 22 for 40 through the air for 305 yards and two touchdowns. One of his TD passes went to his twin brother, Connor, in a win at Kansas.
In 2014, he played in 10 games (all starts) for the Sooners, missing three games due to injuries. He was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after accounting for six touchdowns (three rushing, three passing), 230 passing yards and a career-high 146 rushing yards in a victory at Iowa State. Knight threw for 2,300 yards during the year with 14 touchdowns.
His redshirt freshman season was highlighted by winning Sugar Bowl MVP honors after completing 32 of 44 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-31 win over third-ranked Alabama. Knight appeared in eight games during that 2013 campaign with five starts.
Off the field, Knight was named a finalist for the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy, given to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. In addition, he was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team and was an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree last season.