|Hometown:||Brantford, Ontario, Canada|
|High School:||Pauline Johnson Collegiate|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
Offensive tackle David Knevel is part of an impressive collection of young offensive line talent in the Nebraska program. Knevel has provided depth at offensive tackle each of the past two seasons and hopes to make a push for more significant action in 2015.
The 6-9, 310-pound Knevel is one of the tallest players in Husker football history and has worked hard to add muscle to his frame since arriving in Lincoln. Knevel is the only player on the 2015 roster from outside the United States, hailing from Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
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 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.
» Games Played – 4 in 2014