Honors & Awards
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Redshirt freshman David Knevel has a bright future in the Nebraska program, and is part of a talented group of young players on the offensive line who will look to make their first impact in 2014. The 6-9, 310-pound Knevel has added more than 10 pounds of muscle to his frame since arriving in Lincoln in January of 2013.
Knevel will compete for playing time at offensive tackle this fall, a position where three veteran seniors graduated from the 2013 team. Knevel is the only player on the 2014 Husker roster from outside the United States, coming to Lincoln from Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Knevel has established himself as a leader in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts, being named to both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.
Knevel joined the Nebraska program in January after graduating from high school early. He sat out in his first season and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Pauline Johnson Collegiate HS)
Knevel was the Huskers’ first signee from Canada since defensive tackle Patrick Kabongo joined Nebraska in the 1999 signing class. 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 in the 2013 class. 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. He has volunteered his time with NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Make-A-Wish, the Husker Hotline, and numerous hospital and community rec center outreach events.