Who was Joe McKnight and what is his net worth? Joseph Nathan McKnight was a football player. He had played for both National Football League and Canadian Football League. McKnight is best known for being a running back and return specialist. He joined the NFL after Ney York Jets selected him in their 2010 NFL Draft.
McKnight birthday was on 16th April 1988 in Kenner Louisiana. He went to John Curtis Christian High School which is located in River Ridge, Louisiana. Hurricane Katerina, however, affected his life. As a result of the same, he was separated from his mother. She had been evacuated to Baton Rouge. For a brief period, McKnight stayed in Shreveport. While staying there, he joined Evangel Christian Academy and also played football for them. After relocating with his family to their home place, their house was no more. Katrina destroyed in beyond repair. Later, he joined the University of Southern California in the year 2007.
McKnight was a single man at the time of his death. There is no record of any kid that he had fathered.
Joe McKnight career began in school. He used to play for John Curtis Christian High School. After joining college, he also continued to play but this time around for the University of Southern California. On 14th September 2009 after a win against Ohio State, McKnight was honoured. He was named “Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week” The debut of McKnight’s professional career as a footballer was in 2010.
He was lucky to have been selected by New York Jets in their NFL of the above mentioned year. However, it was for the fourth round. His signing was officialised on 22nd June 2010. McKnight’s first game as a member of the Jets was on 3rd October 2010. Their team was playing against Buffalo Bills. He also played for the Jets against Dallas Cowboys and the other one against the Baltimore Ravens.
The dates of the game were 11th September 2011 and 2nd October that same year, respectively. Houston Texans was the last team he played with the Jets because they released him on 26th august 2013. On 12th January 2014, McKnight ended his out of football period and signed with Kansas City Chiefs. He was a two-time scorer in the game against Miami Dolphins which was held on 21st September 2014.
That same year, after sustaining injuries, a rest was granted for the remaining 2014 season. His clumsiness made the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football to release them. They released him on 9th August 2016. Lucky for him the Saskatchewan Roughriders accepted him.
Net Worth of Joe McKnight
The contracts he signed with the various teams were McKnight’s source of income. Joe McKnight had an estimated net worth of $500 thousand.
Joe McKnight was a great footballer. He played all his school life. Later, his teams included New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos. He was once declared “Mile High School of the Decade”. McKnight died on 1st December 2016. McKnight died at the age of 28 after being shot by Ronald Gasser. He will always be remembered for his 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It was and still is the most extended play in the history of New York Jets.