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Markeith Knowlton
Markeith  Knowlton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McKinney, TX

High School:
McKinney HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
Defensive Back


2004
Was named to the Sun Belt All-Conference second team ... Led the Mean Green in tackles (88) and interceptions (4), both of which are single-season bests for the senior ... His tackle total is 17 more than his next closest teammate ... Was sixth in the conference in tackles by a defensive back ... His four interceptions  tied him for fourth-most in the conference ... He is currently the team’s second leading career tackler with 184 ... Had a career-high 12 stops against Texas and followed that with 11 against Florida Atlantic ... Against Idaho, Knowlton had two interceptions ... Knowlton has 2.5 tackles for loss including a nine yard sack ... At Utah State, the senior registered six tackles, a forced fumble and an interception.

2003
Missed three games with a deep thigh bruise that he suffered against Middle Tennessee ... Started at cornerback in nine games, playing in 10 ... Led the team with four interceptions, which he returned for a total of 38 yards ... Had a season-high eight tackles and added one tackle for a loss and one interception in the win over Middle Tennessee ... Had at least five tackles in six of his 10 games he played ... Also spent some time as a kick returner, with five returns for a total of 69 yards ... Returned an interception 30 yards to set up a score against Baylor ... His 52 total tackles were 19 more than the 33 he had in 13 games in 2002.

2002
Proved valuable as a backup safety, playing in all 13 games while starting one ... Was named the team’s Outstanding Special Teams Player by the coaches ... Finished 10th on the team with 33 tackles ... Had two interceptions for the year, including one against New Mexico State in the final minutes of the game to secure the victory ... Also had an interception in the New Orleans Bowl ... Recovered two fumbles and forced another one during the season ... Finished third on the team with five pass break ups.

2001
As a true freshman, played in the final 11 games of the season, starting two ... Was one of only seven true freshmen to earn a letter ... In his first collegiate action, started at free safety against defending national champion Oklahoma, responding with a team-high 10 tackles ... Followed that up with eight tackles as a starter in the following game against Texas Tech ... Finished 13th on the team with 20 total tackles

High School
Was a first-team all-district 6-5A pick ... Was also a first-team all-area pick ... Had 67 total tackles, three interceptions, returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown, caused two fumbles and had two blocked field goals ... Helped lead McKinney to its first ever Class 5A playoff berth and a tie for the district title ... Son of Organ and Joy Knowlton ... Born April 6, 1983.

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