Trevor Knight, Quarterback
Stats: 79 completions, completed 59% of passes, 819 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, five interceptions, 67 rushing attemtps, 445 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns
2013 was a rollercoaster for Mr. Knight. No one expected him to be the starter for the home opener. No one knows how he would have done if he never got injured. And no know one saw his Sugar Bowl performance coming.
The Sugar Bowl was undoubtedly Knight’s coming out party. Yes, it was the last game of the season, but like a good TV show, it left Sooner fans excited for the next season.
As a runner and passer, Knight is poised to be the quarterback of the future at Oklahoma. If he can stay healthy, hopefully he can wreak havoc as Oklahoma’s signal caller.
His ability to throw the ball was not apparent all season. It took time for the redshirt freshman to really find his groove, but when it finally clicked, Knight was a deadly quarterback and a match-up nightmare for any defense.
He’s shifty and moves the chains, and if he can keep improving his ability to throw the ball, Knight could be a very special and memorable player for the Sooners.
It’s tough to put him as a Heisman candidate this early, but the potential is definitely there, especially if the Sugar Bowl was just the beginning of the legend that is Trevor Knight.