Jovan Santos-Knox

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Jovan Santos-Knox
No. 5     Edmonton Eskimos
Born: (1994-07-05) July 5, 1994 (age 26)[1]
Waterbury, Connecticut
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)LB
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight233 lb (106 kg)
CollegeUMass
Career history
As player
20172018Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2019–presentEdmonton Eskimos
Career stats

Jovan Santos-Knox (born July 5, 1994) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[1] Santos-Knox was signed by the Blue Bombers after driving nine hours with his father to a tryout camp which his father had found in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2] He started his rookie season on special teams but by the end of the regular season was a starting linebacker and was being praised by coach Mike O'Shea and media for big plays at big moments of games.[3] After recording 10 tackles and 3 sacks against Toronto on July 27, 2018 Santos-Knox was named the CFL's third star of the week.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jovan Santos-Knox bio". Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Ken Wiebe (May 28, 2018). "Nine-hour drive changed Santos-Knox's life Blue Bombers linebacker thankful for father's encouragement". Winnipeg Sun.
  3. ^ Mike Sawatzky (September 29, 2017). "Rookie lining himself up for success". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Russ Hobson (July 31, 2018). "Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Jovan Santos-Knox named top performer of the week". Global News.