One of the top defensive ends in the nation last season ... The heart and soul of the SFA defense ... Has played in 33 games, earning 28 starts during his career ... Finished his junior campaign among the nation's leaders in sacks and tackles for losses. ... Has received All-SLC recognition each of the past three seasons, and Academic All-SLC honors each of the past two years ... A 2009 Consensus Draft Report Preseason Second-Team All-America selection.
2008 (Junior): An AP Third-Team All-America selection ... Earned Sports Network Honorable Mention All-America honors ... First-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Academic All-Southland Conference honoree ... Finished eighth in the nation in tackles for losses and fifth in the country in sacks ... Finished sixth on the team with 74 tackles (40 unassisted) ... Was credited with 20.5 tackles for 115 yards in losses ... Recorded 12 sacks ... Also deflected four passes, forced five fumbles and recovered a fumble ... Recorded a season-high 10 tackles, including two for losses against Southeastern Louisiana ... Also posted 10 tackles (five solo stops), including two sacks against Northwestern State ... Recorded nine tackles, including two for losses and one sack versus Central Arkansas ... Had eight tackles and a sack at Western Illinois ... Posted seven tackles, including five for losses against South Dakota State ... Also had four sacks and two forced fumbles against the Jackrabbits ... Also carded a seven-tackle performance (with three tackles for losses) against Nicholls State.
2007 (Sophomore): A 2007 honorable mention All-Southland Conference selection ... A 2007 Academic All-SLC honoree ... Played in and started all 11 games ... Finished fifth on the team in tackles (60) ... Among the conference's top 20 in tackles per game (5.7) ... Led the team and finished second in the SLC with 15 tackles for losses ... Led the team and finished fourth in the league with four sacks ... Was also credited with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Posted eight tackles, including two sacks in the season-opener against Tarleton State ... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles, including 1.5 for losses, and recovered a fumble versus Nicholls State ... Carded eight stops against Sam Houston State ... Had seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses, and a sack against McNeese State ... Was credited with a tackle for a loss in every game but one (at Southeastern Louisiana).
2006 (Freshman): Earned honorable mention All-Southland Conference honors ...Played 10 games, earning five starts ... Received SLC Freshman of the Year consideration ... Recorded 30 tackles, including 14 unassisted tackles ... Finished third in the SLC in sacks (0.40 spg) and fifth in tackles for loss (0.90 pg) ... Recorded eight tackles, including five unassisted tackles, at Nicholls State ... Also had 4.5 tackles for eight yards in losses against the Colonels ...Posted four tackles and two sacks at Nicholls State ... Also had four tackles against No. 11 North Dakota State ... Recorded three tackles, two for losses, and a sack against McNeese State ... Carded three tackles and was involved in a sack against Northwestern State.
High School: A two-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Ross at Cedar Park ... Recorded 87 tackles, including 21 for a loss, and 19 sacks during his senior season ... Recorded 11 tackles and six sacks against Leander in 2006 ... Named Dazzling Dozen, all-district and all-region as a senior ... Also received the team leadership award during his senior season ... Holds school record for sacks in a season and single game ... Guided prep squad to the state quarterfinals in 2005 ... Played in the 2006 East-West Centex All-Star game ... A 2006 Academic All-State selection ... Also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Son of Paul and Terese Knicky ... Is undecided on a major course of study.