|Hometown:||Brantford, Ontario, Canada|
|High School:||Pauline Johnson Collegiate|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
Offensive tackle David Knevel enters the 2016 season as a player who will be counted on to take on a larger role on the line. Knevel has provided depth the past two years, serving as the top backup to two-year starter Alex Lewis at left tackle. Lewis is among four starting linemen who graduated, and with Nick Gates flipping to the left side, Knevel switched to the right side in the spring and is the front runner for the starting role heading into the fall.
The 6-9, 315-pound Knevel is one of the tallest players in Husker football history. Knevel is the only player on the 2016 roster from outside the United States, hailing from Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Knevel played in nine games as a reserve offensive tackle and on the Huskers' kicking units. Knevel missed four games late in the season because of injury, but returned for the final two games.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Knevel played in four games as a reserve offensive tackle, seeing action against Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Northwestern and Rutgers.
Knevel joined the Nebraska program in January after completing high school early, then sat out his first season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Pauline S. Johnson Collegiate HS)
Knevel was the Huskers’ first signee from Canada since defensive tackle Patrick Kabongo joined Nebraska in 1999. Knevel was a standout on the offensive line for Coach Ken Chisolm at Pauline Johnson Collegiate High School. In July of 2012, Knevel helped Team Canada to a 23-17 win over Team USA at the International Federation of American Football under-19 tournament in Austin, Texas. Knevel was a member of the Team Ontario West all-star team in 2011 and attended an Under Armour Combine in 2011.
Knevel began playing football early in high school after spending the majority of his youth playing hockey. Knevel was regarded as the top overall prospect in Canada and ranked among the top 250 overall prospects by 247 Sports, which listed him among the top 20 offensive tackles. Knevel chose Nebraska over Alabama and West Virginia, and he also had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, Baylor, Missouri and Vanderbilt to name a few.
David is the son of Michelle Knevel and Mark Miller, and he was born on Oct. 18, 1994. Knevel is a history major, and was named to the 2014 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Fall Honor Roll. He is a three-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. Included among Knevel’s volunteer outreach work is time with Make-A-Wish, Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital visits.
» Games Played – 13, 4 in 2014, 9 in 2015