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Terrance Knighton
DT #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
354
College:
Temple
Hometown:
Windsor, Conn.
Experience:
7

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/13/09 (at IND)... First NFL start: 9/13/09 (at IND)... First partial sack: 11/8/09 (vs. KC, Matt Cassel)... First full sack: 12/13/09 (vs. MIA, Chad Henne)... First FF: 11/22/09 (vs. BUF, Marshawn Lynch)... First FR: 12/13/09 (vs. MIA, own team fumble by Derek Cox)... First INT: 10/31/10 (at DAL, Jon Kitna)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/13/09 (at IND)... First NFL start: 9/13/09 (at IND)... First partial sack: 11/8/09 (vs. KC, Matt Cassel)... First full sack: 12/13/09 (vs. MIA, Chad Henne)... First FF: 11/22/09 (vs. BUF, Marshawn Lynch)... First FR: 12/13/09 (vs. MIA, own team fumble by Derek Cox)... First INT: 10/31/10 (at DAL, Jon Kitna)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.

PRO
Joined the Redskins as an unrestricted free agent after having previously appeared in 93 career games with 81 starts with the Jaguars (2009-12) and Broncos (2013-14)... Enters the 2015 season with 201 career tackles (131 solo), 12.5 sacks, 11 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and two interceptions... Started at nose tackle in Super Bowl XLVIII.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2014 (BRONCOS)

Started all 16 games for a second consecutive season, recording 30 tackles (18 solo), three passes defensed and two sacks in helping the Broncos repeat as AFC West champions... Defensed two passes vs. KC (9/14)... Recorded a full sack among his three solo tackles vs. MIA (11/23).

2013 (BRONCOS)
Started all 16 games in his first season with the Broncos, finishing with 31 tackles (18 solo), three sacks, one interceptions, five tackles for loss and one fumble recovery... Started in his Broncos debut vs. BAL (9/5) and made two tackles... Sacked Andrew Luck for a 7-yard loss at IND (10/20)... Made a pair of tackles, including one sack vs. WAS (10/27)... Registered a sack for his third-straight game, dropping Philip Rivers for a 3-yard loss at SD (11/10)... Recovered his first career opponent fumble and returned it 13 yards at NE (11/25)... Made his second career interception on a pass deflected by Von Miller vs. TEN (12/8)... Started all three playoff games, finishing with 12 tackles and one sack... Posted three tackles in his playoff debut vs. SD (1/12)... Tied for third on the team with four tackles, including two for a loss and one fourth-down sack of Tom Brady in the AFC Championship Game vs. NE (1/19)... Made five tackles, including one for a loss in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. SEA (2/2).

2012 (JAGUARS)
Played all 16 games for the third time in his career, making four starts and totaling 32 tackles (20 solo), two sacks, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles... Notched a sack and forced fumble in the season opener at MIN (9/9)... Forced a fumble and recorded a sack at OAK (10/21).

2011 (JAGUARS)
Started all 13 games in which he played and tallied 29 tackles (17 solo)... Missed Games 9-11 with an ankle injury... Recorded six solo tackles at CAR (9/25).

2010 (JAGUARS)
Started all 16 games for a second consecutive season and recorded 34 tackles (24 solo), four sacks, one interception and four passes defensed... Tied for fifth among AFC defensive tackles with four sacks... Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career, recording 1.5 sacks vs. PHI (9/26)... Notched five tackles vs. TEN (10/18)... Posted his first career interception at DAL (10/31).

2009 (JAGUARS)
Became the first defensive lineman in team history to start every game as a rookie... Recorded 45 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery... Played every defensive snap and added four tackles in his NFL debut at IND (9/13)... Recorded first partial sack vs. KC (11/8) and added his first full career sack vs. MIA (12/13).

COLLEGE
Started three seasons at Temple from 2005-08, totaling 184 career tackles (105 solo), seven sacks, 26 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and four blocked kicks in 46 games played (34 starts)... Accumulated at least 50 tackles in each of his final three seasons for the Owls, earning the team’s defensive MVP honor as a junior... Served as a team captain as a senior... Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a senior, finishing the season with 54 tackles (35 solos), five break-ups, a team-best three fumble recoveries, a blocked kick and a sack... Became Temple’s first First Team All-MAC honoree in 2008.

PERSONAL
Attended Windsor (Conn.) H.S., where he was a two-year letterman at defensive end and tight end... Was high school teammates with fellow Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker... Earned All-State honors from the coaches association and Hartford Courant All-Area accolades in 2003... Earned all-state honors in football as a junior and was named an All-CCC West League selection on the hardwood... Spent the 2004 season at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y... Mother is Rochelle Knighton... Born on July 4, 1986, in Hartford, Conn.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 108 230 148 82 14 0 10 2 0 -1 -- 2
2015 WAS 15 29 17 12 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 DEN 16 30 18 12 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 31 18 13 3 -- 1 1 0 2 2 2
2012 JAC 16 32 20 12 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 JAC 13 29 17 12 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 JAC 16 34 24 10 4 -- 4 1 0 -3 -3 -3
2009 JAC 16 45 34 11 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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