KNIGHTON AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year defensive tackle who started 50-of-61 career games during his first four NFL seasons with Jacksonville and totaled 260 tackles (151 solo), 7.5 sacks (48 yds.), one interception (-3 yds.), nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
• Tallied 59 quarterback pressures for the Jaguars, including 57 pressures during the last three seasons to rank second on the team during that span.
• Played under Broncos Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville from 2009-11, starting all 45 games he appeared in for the former Jaguars head coach.
• Became the first defensive lineman in Jaguars history to start all 16 games as a rookie.
• Played 46 games (34 starts) at Temple University and totaled 26 career tackles for a loss as a three-year starter for the Owls.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on March 14, 2013.
• Selected by Jacksonville in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Jacksonville as a draft choice 7/31/09; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/14/13.
Knighton's Single Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 11 vs. Tennessee, 10/18/10 (none). Sacks — 1.5 vs. Philadelphia, 9/26/10 (none). Sack yards — 21.5 vs. Philadelphia, 9/26/10 (none). Interceptions — 1, twice, last vs. Tennessee, 12/8/13 (none). Interception return yards — 2 vs. Tennessee, 12/8/13 (none).
2012: Knighton played all 16 games (5 starts) for the third time in his career and totaled 61 tackles (31 solo), two sacks (12 yds.), three passes defensed and two forced fumbles...Ranked second on the Jaguars with 17 quarterback pressures.
2011: Knighton started all 13 games played and tallied 61 tackles (38 solo) and one pass defensed while ranking third on the club with 17 quarterback pressures...Missed Games 9-11 with an ankle injury...Totaled 10 tackles (4 solo) at NYJ (9/18) to represent the third double-digit output of his career.
2010: Knighton opened all 16 games for the second consecutive season to begin his career and recorded a career-high 85 tackles (53 solo), four sacks (27 yds.), one interception (-3 yds.) and four passes defensed...Ranked third on the club with 23 quarterback pressures and tied for fifth among AFC defensive tackles with his four sacks...Notched a career-best 11 tackles (9 solo) vs. Ten. (10/18)...Posted his first career interception at Dal. (10/31).2009: Selected by Jacksonville in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Knighton became the first defensive lineman in team history to start every game as a rookie...Recorded 53 tackles (29 solo), 1.5 sacks (9 yds.), one pass defensed and one forced fumble...Played every defensive snap and added four tackles in his NFL debut at Ind. (9/13).
COLLEGE: Knighton started three seasons at Temple University and totaled 184 tackles (105 solo), seven sacks, 26 tackles for a 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 and serving as a team captain his senior season.
PERSONAL: Knighton attended Windsor (Conn.) High School, where he was a two-year letterman at defensive end and tight end...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...Terrance Knighton was born on July 4, 1986, in Hartford, Conn.
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