OU Countdown: Connor Knight

Sooners' short snapper plays minor but key special teams role

During the next two months leading up to the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Sooners Illustrated will breakdown the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, starting with Dominique Alexander (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Dwayne Orso (No. 99) and the incoming freshmen.

We’ll look at last year’s performance, the best-case scenario for this season – without projecting injuries – and what each player means to the short-term or long-term success of the Sooners.

No. 89 - TE Connor Knight (6-foot-4, 251 pounds)

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What happened last year: Knight served as Oklahoma’s short snapper in all 13 games last season.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Like holder Grant Bothun, Knight has one role. He’s not the only one that can do it, but for Oklahoma, it’s best that he does.

Best-case scenario for this season: Clean snaps and maybe a play or two on offense in place of Mark Andrews or Carson Meier outside of mop-up duty. That’s about it for Knight.


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