David Knevel joined the Nebraska program in January after graduating from high school early to get a head start on his college football career. Knevel was a key part of a talented group of offensive linemen in the Huskers’ 2013 signing class and appears to have a bright future in front of him.
Knevel checks in at 6-9 and 300 pounds and will likely use his first year in Lincoln to add strength in the Husker weight room. Knevel worked at tackle during spring ball, one of the deepest positions on the NU roster. Knevel is the only member of the roster from outside of the United States, coming to Lincoln from Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
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 just four years ago 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 the Fuel Up to Play 60 event and at the F Street Community Center.