2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Brookville OL/LB Jack Knapp
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Billy Splain | April 30, 2023
Class Of 2024
HT/WT 6’ 200
100 tackles junior year, 14 tfl, 2 sacks
Other sports Basketball
District 9 first team all conference ILB
New head coach Gabe Bowley is impressed already. “Jack Knapp is going to be a senior OL and Middle Linebacker for the Raiders. He made huge strides as a middle linebacker for us last season, he became an anchor for us, leading the middle of our defensive. Offensively, he was a Swiss Army Knife across our offensive line. He started the season as our starting right guard, in a spread offense. However, due to injury, he ended the season at tight end in power running scheme, 3 yards in a cloud of dust, grinding games out on the ground. Jack is hardworking, very coachable, we are looking forward to his leadership, and we are excited to see how he progresses going into he senior season”.
LET’S GET TO KNOW JACK
Why do you play football?
I love the game and the relationships formed on and off the field.
Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?
Luke Kuechly. I see him as kind of a football role model and I try to mimic his game.
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
I had a diving int against dubois after we scored in order to potentially take the lead in the 3rd quarter
What was last years season like for you?
It was much better than my sophmore year. I had 75 more tackles and overall performed much better. I was consistent on both sides of the ball.
What are your goals for this coming season?
I would like to be first team all conference and I hope to reach triple digit tackles again
Who is the best player you ever lined up against?
What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
The Pittsburgh Steelers
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?
Penn State vs. Illinois 2021. They went into 9 overtime’s and was very enjoyable to watch
What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
Coach Carter. He believes that school is more important than sports, but that his team must work as hard as they can and succeed
If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?
Make it to the NFL
Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?
Coach Bill Morrison. He is the most inspiring person and is the main reason I had the junior season that I did. He always is on me trying to make me better and that’s exactly what I need in order to succeed.
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Shooting a layup off the bottom of the backboard sophmore year
Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My friends. they’re always in the stands cheering for me
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
Weightlifting. It makes me better and relieves unneeded stress.
What is your favorite football memory to date?
Beating Karns City 31-7 in the d9 semifinal game
What is your favorite play to run?
What scares you the most?
Music of choice:
What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?
Legos. I liked to build things
What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?
Which one? Sheetz or Wawa
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?
Steelers vs. Bengals 2013
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