All eyes were on Trevor Knight at SEC Media Day on Tuesday (July 12).
For the last three years, he has been the quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Conference. He led the team to the Sugar Bowl in 2014 where they upset two-time national champion Alabama. He was named the MVP of the game.
After his starting position was taken from him in the 2015 season, he decided to transfer to another school to play his last year of eligibility. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in December 2015 with a degree in Management.
In January 2016, he announced his graduate-transfer to Texas A&M and was named the starting quarterback for the 2016 season shortly thereafter. Some people thought the decision to make him the starter was a little too soon, but Coach Kevin Sumlin says it was “because he earned it”.
During an interview, one reporter asked Knight, “What would you say to those who criticize the graduate transfer process, and it’s not meant to be a free agency? You already have your degree, it’s supposed to be used towards a legitimate area of study?”
“I think it’s a situational thing. For me, it was perfect and I’m a huge proponent of it because how it’s worked out for me and my reasoning behind it is, I’m a guy that went to a school…played a lot early on in my career and had a whole lot of fun, but I also did what I was supposed to do in the classroom. When you’re being recruited and you’re a student-athlete, coaches push to get your GPA up and get your degree. And that’s exactly what I did.”
He was a captain on the team, he played a lot early on, and he got his degree. Once his starting position was taken away, he just missed playing football.
“I got a few of the Robertson family members on board with the Aggie fan ship, so that was a lot of fun,” he said.
We won’t be surprised if we see Sadie in the stands this season, even though her family is an LSU family.
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