LINCOLN, Neb. - After hitting Lincoln somewhat unpolished, redshirt junior offensive lineman David Knevel is getting first-team reps at right tackle this spring. He's also been drawing praise from head coach Mike Riley, who says the Canadian is a talented player looking to put it all together.
"For sure. I have always wanted to take the reins and I feel this is my opportunity," said Knevel, who stands 6-foot-9. "I think it's coming a long very well. I have just to take what God has given me and take it as far as I can."
Over the last two seasons, Knevel has played in 13 games, including nine games last season.
“My tallest guy in the past was probably 6-foot-6. But the one thing about David is, he’s 6-foot-9, but he’s a good athlete," said offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh. "He moves well. He gets good leverage, which is pretty impressive for a guy 6-foot-9.”
In the video above, Knevel talks how he was introduced to the game of football and why he had to give up hockey as a kid.