Redblacks’ linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. having ‘strange year,’ hits tiger on highway

Photo courtesy: Rod Pedersen
Photo courtesy: Rod Pedersen

Jeff Knox Jr. is having a strange year.

The veteran linebacker was driving on the highway in his truck Tuesday morning when he struck an unlikely obstacle: a tiger.

Knox Jr. captioned the video “just when thought things couldn’t get any worst” and proceeds to show the deceased tiger on the side of the road.

A quick Google search reveals that an estimated 5,000 tigers live in captivity in the United States, though that doesn’t explain how one was loose on the highway.

Warning: video contains explicit language and injured animal.

Knox Jr. dressed in four games with the Redblacks this year, recording five defensive tackles and two special teams tackles.

The 27-year-old had an outstanding two-year stint with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2015-2016) during which he made 177 defensive tackles, 29 special teams tackles, one sack, and one interception.

The Pittsburgh native has since had four brief NFL stints: Tampa Bay, 2017, 2018; Washington, 2018; and Tennessee, 2018.