- Name: Joe McKnight
- Age at Death: 28 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Football Player
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Joe McKnight was an American professional football player who played in the NFL and CFL. He stood 5ft 11in tall and played as a running back or return specialist. McKnight was born Joseph Nathan McKnight on April 16, 1988 in Kenner, Louisiana. His mother was Jennifer and he had two siblings, Jonathan and Johanna. McKnight attended John Curtis Christian High School followed by the University of Southern California. He was drafted into the NFL before completing a degree.
McKnight began his football career at John Curtis Christian High School. He played the cornerback position his first year. He was also competitive in the 100-meter sprint. McKnight recorded 711 rushing yards, 735 receiving yards and 27 total touchdowns his senior year. His high school honors include Parade All-American co-MVP, All-USA first team and Super Prep All-American. The team won three consecutive state 2A championships from 2004 to 2006. McKnight continued his football career at the University of Southern California. He played three seasons with the USC Trojans from 2007 to 2009. They won the 2008 Rose Bowl with a final score of 49-17 over the Illinois Fighting Illini.
McKnight was selected by the New York Jets with the 112th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a rookie contract in June 2010 and played his debut game against the Buffalo Bills on October 3, 2010. McKnight was named to the All-Pro team in January 2012 as the Kick Returner. He was released by the Jets in August 2013. McKnight signed a 1-year $645,000 contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014. He was ruled out for much of the season due to injuries. He later joined the Canadian Football League where he played for the Edmonton Eskimos and later the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Joe McKnight died on December 1, 2016 at the age of 28. He was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana. His killer Ronald Gasser was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
Joe McKnight Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Joseph Nathan McKnight
- Birthday: April 16, 1988
- Place of Birth: Kenner, Louisiana, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Football Player
- Years Active: 2010-2016
- Net Worth : Salary:
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: December 1, 2016
- Cause of Death: Gunshot
- Place of Death: Terrytown, Louisiana, U.S.