Larry  Knight

Larry Knight

Defensive Quality Control Assistant

Alma Mater:
Central Michigan '10

  • Came to Tennessee in 2013 after spending 2012 as a defensive graduate assistant on Butch Jones' staff at Cincinnati
  • Assisted Steve Stripling with Vols defense including mentoring All-SEC selections Derek Barnett and Curt Maggitt
  • Barnett set Tennessee records for sacks (10) and tackles for loss (20.5) by a freshman on his way to Consensus All-American honors
  • Helped lead the Bearcats to a BIG EAST championship and was part of the staff that captured a Belk Bowl victory over Duke
  • Was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive end at Central Michigan from 2006-09, playing his final three years under Jones
  • Played in 54 career games at CMU starting in 23 of them including every game during his senior campaign, earning third-team All-MAC honors while helping lead the Chippewas to a conference championship
  • In his four years at CMU, he made 123 tackles, including 25 for a loss, deflected three passes, forced two fumbles and recorded 13.5 sacks for 79 yards
  • Participated in four bowl games as a player, while also winning three MAC Conference Championships.
  • A native of Augusta, Ga., he majored in entrepreneurship at Central Michigan, graduating in 2010


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