Damon Knox Looking To Finish With Big Season

Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive lineman Damon Knox is looking to finish his Spartans career with a big finish.

For Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive lineman Damon Knox his final season as a Spartan is one he hopes allows him to go out with a big finish.

Entering the preseason as a two-time letterwinner and back-up to Joel Heath means Knox should get plenty of reps to finish his career in the Green and White on a big note.

Spartan Digest spoke with Knox during the Spartans media day on the final leg of his college football journey.



Knox was a three-sport athlete and two-year starter at Muskegon (Mich) High School. During his senior year many felt Knox would go onto a bright future at Michigan State. Considered one of the top players coming out of the state of Michigan, Knox had a major senior season posting 112 tackles with 17 resulting in losses and four sacks. Also played tight end showing the ability to be a dominating blocker. Also earned


After redshirting during the 2011 season, Knox would open his Spartans career playing in two games. In 2013 Knox started stepping forward as he collected 22 tackles in 14 games with two starts. In 2014 Knox would play in eight games including seven in the Big Ten after missing the preseason and first four games of the season with a back injury. Posted career high with four tackles against Minnesota during the 2013 season and enters the season having played in 28 career games with two starts.

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