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Tom Knight
Tom Knight

Hometown:
Marlton, NJ

High School:
Cherokee

Position:
Defensive Back

Hawk Items: elected one of four co-captains for 1996 season...received medical redshirt for 1993 season after suffering knee injury.

Records - holds Iowa record for interception return yards in a career with 237 and interceptions returns for touchdowns with three...tied for sixth place in career interceptions with 10...tied a Big Ten record in 1995 with two interception returns for touchdowns...tied for second in the Big Ten with three others with three interception returns for touchdowns.

1996 - second team all-Big Ten by coaches and media...defensive Mr. Hustle award vs. Tulsa, Penn State, Ohio State and Wisconsin...selected to compete in Senior Bowl but did not play due to ankle injury suffered in Alamo Bowl...started all 12 games at cornerback...41 solo tackles and 15 assists...four interceptions for 80 yards and one touchdown...forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and had 13 pass break-ups...five solo tackles, two pass break-ups and an interception vs. Arizona...interception vs. Arizona set up final touchdown in 21-20 win...two tackles and a forced fumble vs. Iowa State...seven solo tackles, two assists and two pass break-ups at Tulsa...four solo tackles and two assists vs. Michigan State, with one pass break-up...interception vs. Spartans to start third quarter led to Iowa touchdown in 37-30 come-from-behind win...four solo tackles, two assists and a pass break-up at Indiana... returned interception 57 yards for a score to give Iowa a 24-10 advantage in the third quarter...his second score against the Hoosiers in two years...four tackles and two pass break-ups in win at Penn State...three tackles and a pass break-up at Illinois...four solo tackles and an assist vs. Northwestern...four solo tackles, two assists, a pass break-up and an interception vs. Wisconsin...five solo tackles, one pass break-up and a recovered fumble at Minnesota...fumble recovery set up Iowa's first touchdown in 43-24 win over the Gophers...three tackles, including one QB sack, and a pass break-up in win over Texas Tech in Alamo Bowl.

1995 - Defensive MVP vs. Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin...defensive hustle award vs. Indiana...ranked eighth in Big Ten with four interceptions...missed first two games of season while recovering from injury...returned to action in third game and started final nine games of season...31 solo tackles and eight assists...four interceptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns...returned interception 60 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter vs. Indiana, securing a 22-13 Iowa win...returned interception 28 yards for touchdown at Northwestern...caused a fumble, recovered one fumble and broke up eight passes...had three tackles, three assists and two pass break-ups to go with interception vs. Indiana...four solo tackles, a pass break-up and an interception vs. Illinois...10 solo tackles and one assist at Wisconsin...pass interception and five-yard return stopped final Badger scoring threat in 33-20 win at Wisconsin...four tackles and a pass break-up in Sun Bowl win over Washington.

1994 - started first six games of the season before missing final five games with knee injury...had 10 solo tackles, two assists, a pass break-up and one interception...returned pass interception 21 yards vs. Iowa State...four tackles, including one for loss, vs. Penn State...three tackles vs. Indiana.

1993 - started first three games before injury sidelined him for remainder of season...defensive MVP vs. Penn State and defensive Mr. Hustle vs. Tulsa...recorded seven tackles and three pass break-ups...three tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Penn State.

1992 - played in 11 games with no starts as a true freshman...recorded three tackles, all solos, at Michigan...one interception for 34 yards vs. Northwestern.

High School Honors - all-state pick...chosen to all-East Coast team for SuperPrep and Blue Chip Magazine...received all-county and all-division honors as junior...Career - doubles as wide receiver and cornerback...led team to 16-4 mark over two years...team won state's Group 4 championship as junior...senior totals of 25 receptions for 300 yards, 37 rushed for 400 yards, and 18 TDs (including two on kickoff returns), along with 50 solo tackles and five interceptions...recorded 25 solos and one interception while playing solely at cornerback...also played basketball and ran track...high school coach was John Scott.

Personal - born 12/29//74...history major...held a 3.5 prep GPA.

Defense	Solo	Ast.	Total	PBU	Int-Yds-TD
Freshman	15	3	18	0	1-34-0
Sophomore	10	2	12	1	1-21-0
Junior	31	8	39	8	4-102-2
Senior	41	15	56	13	4-80-1
Career	97	28	125	22	10-237-3
 
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