FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): One of three freshman defensive linemen who spent the
season on scout team and did not see the field ... joined Peter Mokwuah and Jhonny Williams
as rookies who helped the Irish on their defensive scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Second-team linebacker on MaxPreps 2013 All-
America team ... St. Louis Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 as well as a
Post-Dispatch first-team all-metro pick ... first-team Missouri Class 5 all-state pick as both a
junior and senior by Missouri Football Coaches Association ... Suburban South Conference
Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... made 70 tackles and 17 sacks as senior in 2013
at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri, on team that finished 13-2 and
allowed only 10.3 points per game ... also played tight end, catching five TD passes in 2013
... caught 57-yard TD pass in Missouri Class 5 state title game against Lee’s Summit West ...
finished with career totals of 206 tackles, 40 for loss and 34 sacks ... moved into starting
lineup at Parkway Central two games into his sophomore season ... second-team all-metro
selection as a junior in 2012 as he made 64 tackles, including 14 for loss, 12 sacks and
recovered a fumble ... led Colts with seven TD receptions as a junior in 2012 ... uncle, Dan
Knott, was reserve running back on 1977 Irish national title team ... grandfather, Elmon
Hampton, is godfather to former Irish safety Sergio Brown, now with NFL Indianapolis Colts
... enrolled in First Year of Studies.