10 Maurice McKnight
Maurice  McKnight

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Bernardino, Calif.

High School:
Arroyo Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
S

Experience:
3V


09/02/2017

San Jose State Rallies For First Football Win Of Season

The Spartans overcame a 6-0 defcit for a 34-13 win over Cal Poly.

03/18/2017

Football Scrimmage Over In A Flash & 2016 Team Awards Handed Out

A 60-play spring practice football scrimmage only took about an hour.

03/11/2017

Football Wraps Up 1st Week Of Spring Practice

Super Bowl champion James Jones dropped in and offered some advice.

11/29/2016

Cornerback Andre Chachere Named 1st Team All-Mountain West

Six Spartans were honored as All-Mountain West football players.

12/01/2015

Carrizosa, Ervin, Freeman 1st Team All-Mountain West

11 Spartans garner all-conference football honors.

12/19/2015

San Jose State vs. Georgia State

AutoNation Cure Bowl

09/12/2015

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: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Two-time honorable mention All-Mountain West honoree... Three-year starting safety... Played in 35 games with 27 starts... Had a streak of 17 consecutive starts during the 2015 and 2016 seasons... Tied with Baylor's Taylor Young for second among active FBS players for most solo tackles going into the 2017 season with 176... Begins the season as one of seven active Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players averaging at least 5.00 solo tackles per game in a college career... Eight career games 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.

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.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS G UT AT TOTAL TFL/YDS. SK INT FF DEF
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
CAREER 35 176 58 234 7.5/23 1.5 4 4 10