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Gabriel
Knapton
#55 Defensive End
Gabriel
Knapton
#55 Defensive End
Height 6'3
Weight 263 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1989-05-10 (28)
Born Mead, CO
School Wyoming
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 32
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 3

Transactions

2017: Signed with the Montreal Alouettes on February 10

2014: Signed with the Montreal Alouettes on June 1.

 

Career

2015: Montreal Alouettes

Knapton was once again impressive during his second year in the Canadian Football League. The Alouettes defensive end cumulated 57 defensive tackles, 11 sacks, three tackles for loss, forced and returned one fumble and knocked down a pass. He had one of his best games against the B.C. Lions on September 3, when he made seven defensive tackles. He also shined against the Toronto Argonauts on October 12 with three sacks. In only two seasons with the Alouettes, he already registred twenty sacks.

 

2014: Montreal Alouettes

Gabriel Knapton was impressive during his first year in the Canadian Football League. The Alouettes’ rookie recorded 34 defensive tackles, including nine sacks in only 13 outings. The versatile defensive end finished second on the team in sacks behind veteran John Bowman who had 12. Knapton also forced a fumble and knocked down one pass. He is now considered a major threat for quarterbacks and offensive lines throughout the league.

Gabriel Knapton is starting his second year with the Alouettes and he’s already making a difference with the defensive line of the team. Before playing with the Alouettes, Knapton made his name with the Wyoming University Cowboys by being one of the all-time defensive player of the team. At the end of his college career, Klapton was ranked 5th with more than 350 tackles. Since he joined the Alouettes in January 2014, he had a impressive total of 34 tackes in 15 games.

 

Personal

Gabriel Knapton began his professional career with the Indoor Football League’s Colorado Ice. He majored in sociology at Wyoming University,  making a mark on the field with the Cowboys, racking up numbers with 368 tackles, including 22 tackles for loss and 11 quarterback sacks. He is the son of Laramie High School head football coach, Bob Knapton.

 

Honours & Notables

Milestones:

1st game:    28-06-2014 @ CGY
1st tackle:   28-06-2014 @ CGY
1st sack:     19-07-2014 @ C-B

 

In one game:

Tackles:  7      03-09-2015 vs BC
Sacks:      3     10-10-2015 vs TOR

 

Honours:

Alouettes’ rookie of the year: 2014

 

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2014
MTL 15 34 0 9 0 0 1
2015
MTL 18 54 0 11 0 0 0
2016
MTL 18 49 0 9 0 0 1
2017
MTL 15 32 0 3 0 0 0
Total
66 169 0 32 0 0 2

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-22
1 SSK 4 0 0 0 0 0
06-30
2 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-06
3 BC 2 0 1 0 0 0
07-14
4 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-19
5 OTT 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-27
6 WPG 3 0 0 0 0 0
08-11
8 TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
9 TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-24
10 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-31
11 OTT 3 0 1 0 0 0
09-08
12 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-17
13 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
09-23
14 TOR 2 0 1 0 0 0
09-29
15 CGY 3 0 0 0 0 0
10-09
16 EDM 4 0 0 0 0 0
Total
32 0 3 0 0 0