Jefferson's Knight transferring to Louisiana-Monroe

In this September 2019 file photo, Jeremiah Knight hauls in a pass for the Akron Zips against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Knight, a Jefferson graduate, has entered the transfer portal and will play out his last two years of eligibility at another school.

Jeremiah Knight is heading south to continue playing college football.

The Jefferson graduate announced on Twitter he is transferring to Louisiana-Monroe.

Knight, who decided to leave the Akron program just week, tweeted on Tuesday: "Beyond Blessed to announce that I am officially committing to The University of Louisiana Monroe!! God is Great."

Knight still has two years of eligibility remaining

A wide receiver, he will reunite with Terry Bowden, who coached Knight at Akron.

Bowden was recently hired as the Warhawks head coach. He was the head coach for the Zips from 2012-18, before being relieved of his duties after the 2018 season.

ULM, which plays in Division I FBS Sun Belt Conference, went 0-10 in the 2020 season. The school is located in Monroe, Louisiana, which is around 190 miles from Baton Rouge.

In 2019, Knight started all 12 games for Akron, including six as a wide receiver.

The 2016 Ashtabula County Player of the Year finished the season with 31 receptions for 430 yards and was the primary handler of kick and punt returns.

In a shortened six-game 2020 season, Knight rushed for 194 yards on 39 attempts. He also caught three passes and returned 22 kickoffs for 450 yards for second-year coach Tom Arth.

In the 2018 season, Knight returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.




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