AFL Defensive Back Michael Knight Joins Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced today the signing of Defensive Back Michael Knight for the 2021 season. Knight signs for his fourth season of arena football and first with the Sharks.  

Knight (5’10, 190) last signed with the Arena Football League’s Baltimore Brigade for 2019. Prior to that, he played in four games for the Brigade in 2018 before finishing the year with the Washington Valor helping Washington get to ArenaBowl XXXI where they defeated his former team the Brigade 69-55. Knight finished the season with 27 tackles, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one interception. Knight spent his rookie season with the Washington Valor during their inaugural season.. Knight was one of the AFL’s best rookie defensive backs in 2017 recording 53 tackles, 10 pass breakups, and four interceptions.

During his college career, Knight played for Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, Minnesota. From 2012 to 2013, he was named All-Division Team Cornerback, Kick Returner, and Punt Returner. Knight is a native of Mobile, AL where he played both football and basketball at Theodore High School.

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