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D.J. Knox
D.J.  Knox

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairburn, Ga.

High School:
Creekside

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 210

Position:
RB

03/30/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

01/05/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

12/28/2017

FB Wins Foster Farms Bowl 38-35

Sindelar and Mahoungou connect for winning touchdown with 1:44 remaining

12/27/2017

Road to the Foster Farms Bowl

A look at the 2017 Purdue football season

12/25/2017

FB Balances Vacation, Business Trip

Boilermakers visit Alcatraz, ride cable cars and practice for Foster Farms Bowl

2017
• Appeared in all 13 games, making five starts.
• Rushed 90 times for 561 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
• Had 15 receptions for 138 yards and two touchdown catches.
• Finished with 25 yards on four carries vs. No.16 Louisville on Sept. 2.
• Rushed six times for 14 yards vs. Ohio on Sept. 8
• Had two carries for 21 yards at Missouri on Sept. 16.
• Rushed for five yards on two carries vs. Non. 8 Michigan on Sept. 23.
• Finished with seven carries for 56 yards and had two receptions for a season-high 38 yards and a touchdown vs. Minnesota on Oct. 7.
• Had seven rushes for 31 yards and one reception for 20 yards at No. 7 Wisconsin on Oct. 14.
• Recorded 13 carries for 84 yards at Rutgers on Oct. 21.
• Had nine carries for 66 yards vs. Nebraska on Oct. 28.
• Rushed a season-high 14 times for 85 yards and touchdown vs. Illinois on Nov. 4.
• Finished with six carries for 22 yards at Northwestern on Nov. 11.
• Had four carries for three yards and 2 receptions for six yards and a touchdown at Iowa on Nov. 18.
• Recorded five carries for 48 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 25.
• Had a game-high 101 yards rushing and a touchdown on merely 11 carries vs. Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 27. Also caught three passes for 36 yards.

2016
• Did not play.

2015
• Appeared in 10 games, making six starts.
• Had 108 carries for 408 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
• Caught 26 passes for 189 yards.
• Rushed for a season-high 102 yards with a touchdown on 22 carries at Marshall on Sept. 6. Also caught a season-high six passes for 36 yards against the Thundering Herd.
• Finished with 16 carries for 91 yards and two receptions for 12 yards vs. Indiana State on Sept. 12.
• Rushed eight times for 16 yards and had one reception for eight yards against Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.
• Had 19 carries for 42 yards and six receptions for 54 yards vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 26.
• Rushed twice for five yards at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3.
• Rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and had three catches for 10 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 10.
• Had 10 carries for 24 yards and two receptions for 35 yards at Wisconsin on Oct. 17.
• Rushed six times for nine yards and had two catches for three yards at Northwestern on Nov. 14.
• Had seven carries for 26 yards and one reception for four yards at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21.
• Had 35 rushing yards on five carries and three catches for 27 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.

2014
• Appeared in all 12 games on special teams.
• Finished the season with three tackles, including two solo.
• Recorded his first collegiate solo tackle on a kickoff against Western Michigan on Aug. 30.
• Had one solo tackle against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13.
• Made one tackle at Minnesota on Oct. 18.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner.
• Three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com
• Class 5A first team Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State as a senior.
• Class 5A first team Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State as a senior.
• Rushed for 1,479 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior.
• Had 650 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.
• Led team to 5A state championship as a senior.
• Coach was Olten Downs.
• Also was a four-year letterwinner in baseball.

PERSONAL
• Given name is Dexter Phillip Knox Jr.
• Born Nov. 27, 1995.
• Is majoring selling and sales management.

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