Canadian defensive lineman Deionte Knight invited to two NFL rookie mini-camps

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Canadian defensive lineman Deionte Knight has been invited to the Washington Commanders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini-camps.

Knight was awarded the J.P. Metras Award as the outstanding lineman in Canadian university football after leading the nation with 7.5 quarterback sacks to go along with 19 tackles. The fourth-year Arts and Humanities student also took a fumble recovery 12-yards for a touchdown in the Mustangs regular-season finale at Windsor.

The son of former Virginia Tech University linebacker and CFLer Dewayne Knight boasts an impressive six-foot-four, 275-pound frame and still rushed off the edge in the OUA. The speed and power he has for his size are a rarity in U Sports football.