10 Maurice McKnight
Maurice  McKnight


San Bernardino, Calif.

High School:
Arroyo Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




Eight San Jose State Players Attract 30 Scouts For Pro Timing Day

24 NFL teams had scouts, assistant coaches and player personnel people in attendance.


Maurice McKnight Heads To College Gridiron Showcase

The former four-year safety will be the first Spartan to compete in a 2018 all-star setting.


Football Heads Into Off Season On High Note

For the fifth time in the last seven seasons, the Spartans end a season on a winning note.


Spartans Close Out Season Hosting Wyoming

It's the final time for football in CEFCU Stadium for 12 seniors.


Football To Host San Diego State

The Spartans seek their first win over the Aztecs since 2012.


San Jose State vs. Georgia State

AutoNation Cure Bowl


Air Force 37, San Jose State 16

San Jose State fell to Air Force 37-16 in the second game of the season.

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed four seasons with the Spartans... Two-time honorable mention All-Mountain West honoree... Four-year starting safety with 40 total starts in 48 games played... #10 on the San Jose State career list with 322 tackles... His 236 solo tackles ranked second among active Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players at the end of the 2017 season... 10 games in his career with 10 or more tackles... One of only 10 players in school history dating back to 1893 to be named a team captain prior to his senior season...Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in December 2013.

2017: One of only four Spartans to start in all 13 games... Served as a team captain for the season... Second on the team in tackles with 88 and in pass break-ups with a personal single-season best of seven... Single-game season-high 11 tackles vs. San Diego State (11/4) and at Colorado State (11/18)... Shared team-high tackling honors in the Colorado State contest... One forced fumble on the season came in the Cal Poly win (9/2).

2016: Named one of four team captains for the season... Honorable mention All-Mountain West for the second consecutive season... Played in 10 games and was a starter eight times... Third on the team in tackles with 68... Team's leading tackler in the Hawai'i (10/8) and San Diego State (10/21) games... Season-high 10 tackles vs. Utah (9/17) and Hawai'i... Eight of his nine tackles in the San Diego State game were solo stops... Tied for second on the team with his single-season best two interceptions... Had interceptions in the Utah and New Mexico (10/1) contests.

2015: Starter in all 13 games... Honorable mention All-Mountain West defensive back... Second on the team with 100 tackles... Only the fourth Spartan defensive back in the last 15 years to finish a season with at least 100 tackles... 11th in the Mountain West and third among the conference's defensive backs for total tackles... 75 solo tackles were the most by a San Jose State defensive back since Lyle West was credited with 72 in 1997... Had career highs of 13 solo  and 16 total tackles in the Boise State game (11/27)... Four games with 10 or more tackles... Led the team with two forced fumbles... Tied for second on the Spartans with 5.0 tackles for loss... One interception on the season was returned for 54 yards and resulted in a touchdown drive in the UNLV win (10/10).

2014: Played in all 12 games and was the only true freshman to start a game for the Spartans during the season... Started six games... Saw action as a cornerback before settling into a starting role at safety... First major college start came in the fourth game of the season vs. Nevada (9/27)... Made an immediate impression as a starter with six tackles and a tackle for loss... Finished fifth on the team in total tackles with 66... Led all Mountain West freshmen in total tackles... Sixth among Mountain West defensive backs and the top conference freshman with 51 unassisted tackles... Averaged 7.2 tackles for his six starts and had no less than five hits in any of those games... Had a season-high 13 stops as a starter in the season finale at San Diego State (11/29)... One of two defensive backs on the team to be credited with a quarterback sack and intercept a pass during the season... Intercepted a pass in the UNLV win that resulted in a San Jose State touchdown drive (10/4)... Notched his first major college quarterback sack vs. Hawai'i (11/15)... Third on the team with five pass break-ups.

HIGH SCHOOL: A football (Coach Tony DiThomas), track and field and basketball letterwinner at Arroyo Valley High in San Bernardino, Calif... An All-San Andreas League selection his junior and senior seasons at both positions and an All-C.I.F. pick as a defensive back as a senior...Concluded his high school football career with an interception for the South team in the 2013 DB Guru Veterans Bowl in Fresno, Calif... Was a hurdler and a high jumper in track and field.

MORE ON MAURICE: A communication studies major... A cousin of former San José State University defensive back Damon Ogburn, Jr.... He is a native of San Bernardino, Calif.

2014...FR 12 51 15 66 2.5/12 1.0 1 1 5
2015...SO 13 74 26 100 5.0/11 0.5 1 2 2
2016...JR 10 51 17 68 0.0/0 0.0 2 1 3
2017...SR 13 60 28 88 3.0/7 0.0 0 1 7
CAREER 48 236 86 322 10.5/30 1.5 4 5 17