Redshirt sophomore who made eight starts during the 2014 campaign... named to the Rimington Watch List... put together an excellent spring where he was recognized by the coaches as the Most Improved Offensive Lineman and also the Joe Morrison Offensive Player of the Spring... enters the fall listed atop the depth chart at center.
2014: Missed most of the preseason with a right knee injury... made first career start at center versus East Carolina... remained the starter at center for seven of the first eight games... played in all 13 contests, making eight starts, including the Independence Bowl win over Miami.
2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped the Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) Patriots to a pair of state titles, including a perfect 15-0 mark in 2012... graduated in 2013... coached by Chip Walker... named first-team Class AAAA all-state by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and by the Georgia Sportswriters Association... played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. following his senior season... regarded as a three-star prospect, the 61st-best player in Georgia and the 53rd-best offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals... a three-star prospect and the nation's 30th-best offensive guard by Scout... a three-star prospect, the 43rd-best player in the state, and the 27th-best offensive guard in the country by 247Sports... a three-star prospect, the 43rd-best offensive guard and an All-Southeast Region pick by PrepStar... offers included Kentucky, Miami, Virginia Tech and North Carolina.
PERSONAL: David Alan Knott was born December 16, 1994... is undecided on his major field of study.