Tyrice Knight

ILB, OLB · Texas-El Paso

All-Conference USA Second Team (2022)
All-Conference USA 
Honorable Mention (2021)

2022 (RS JUNIOR)

  • Named All-Conference USA second team.
  • Started all 12 games at linebacker.
  • Tied for the team lead with 95 total tackles.
  • Ranked tied 10th in C-USA in total tackles.
  • Ranked tied seventh in tackles per game (7.92).
  • Added 6.5 tackles for loss (23 yards), a sack (nine yards), interception, five breakups, four QB hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a 13-yard touchdown.
  • Recorded four double-digit tackle contests. 
  • Hit season best with 14 stops at New Mexico; added 2.0 tackles for loss against the Lobos.
  • Opened campaign with an 11-tackle effort with 2.0 TFL against North Texas.
  • Tallied 10 tackles with a breakup and QB hurry against MT.
  • Responded with 12 more tackles at Rice the next week.
  • Intercepted a pass in a win over NM State.
  • Returned a fumble 13 yards for a TD in a victory at Charlotte; added seven tackles with a sack (nine yards) against the 49ers.


  • Honorable Mention All-Conference USA.
  • Ranked second on the team in tackles (102) and tackles for losses (9.0).
  • Added two sacks, an interception, three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
  • Started all 13 games at linebacker.
  • Led the Miners with 15 tackles against Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl.
  • The 15 stops vs. the Bulldogs set a program record for tackles tallied by a Miner in a bowl game.
  • Also posted 10+ tackles versus New Mexico (12), North Texas (11), UTSA (10) and UAB (10).
  • Credited with his season-best nine solo stops against the Lobos.
  • Tallied nine tackles versus Rice, and seven apiece against Boise State, Old Dominion and Southern Miss.
  • Recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks at UAB.
  • Had two tackles for losses against the Blazers, and 1.5 versus Southern Miss, Florida Atlantic and UTSA.
  • Picked off a pass against LA Tech in the end zone with under five minutes left in the game to help seal a UTEP victory.
  • Forced a fumble versus Old Dominion and Florida Atlantic.


  • Ranked second on the team with 54 tackles.
  • Also tallied 2.5 tackles for losses, a sack and a quarterback hurry.
  • Played in all eight games, making six starts at linebacker.
  • Opened his UTEP career with four tackles, a sack, tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry versus Stephen F. Austin.
  • Had four stops at Texas.
  • Registered six tackles and a tackle for loss at ULM.
  • Tallied five stops, including a half tackle for loss, at LA Tech.
  • Had six tackles at Charlotte.
  • Totaled 25 tackles in the last two games (14 at UTSA, 11 versus North Texas).


  • Spent the 2018-19 seasons at Independence Community College.
  • Played in 10 games for the Pirates in 2019, while ranking second on the team with 58 total tackles (29 solo) and 5.8 tackles per game.
  • Also recorded 4.0 TFL (9 yards), 4 pass break-ups and 5 interceptions for 163 INT return yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Had two interceptions for 119 yards and a touchdown to help lead Indy to a 49-20 win over Butler in 2019.
  • Redshirted in 2018.


  • Graduated from Lake Gibson HS in 2018.
  • Earned all-state honors during his prep days with the Braves.
  • Recorded 200 tackles, 10 TFL, two interceptions, and forced three fumbles in his high school career.

PERSONAL: Born in Lakeland, FL ... son of Maurice Knight and Atossia Green ... multidisciplinary studies major.

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