Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Trevor Knight (RS-Junior) has decided to transfer to Texas A&M for his senior season. It's not much of a shock to anyone but it's still weird to think that the freshman who was the 2014 Sugar Bowl MVP will be in a different jersey next season. After being a team captain this past season despite being second string, he was eventually moved to third string after a poor showing against TCU. Cody Thomas was then named second string after the regular season finale and it was expected Trevor Knight would transfer after this season.
Teams like LSU, Oregon, and SMU were all reportedly interested but Texas A&M was the front runner the whole time. Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray announced that they were transferring, which pretty much made a nice clear path for Knight to swoop in and start immediately since he's entering his fifth season. Here's what he had to say himself about it :
Boomer Sooner, and Gig'em Aggies! pic.twitter.com/A4jCHo7xGD
— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) January 4, 2016
Nothing but class from Knight, who's brother Connor Knight will remain on the team as a tight end and long snapper. The Knight brothers connected this season for a 17 yard touchdown on a pass from Trevor to Connor. Both of the Knight's have contributed to Oklahoma's success in the past three seasons and Connor will look to keep on contributing his senior season. Trevor will continue his path as a quarterback at Texas A&M, where he'll get a chance to improve his 2-0 record against SEC teams. Knight will have to win a quarterback competition with current sophomore Jake Hubenak, who threw for two touchdowns and an interception against Louisville in his lone start.
Trevor Knight has thrown 25 touchdowns to 19 interceptions in three seasons at Oklahoma along with eight rushing touchdowns. He went 11-4 as a starter in 2013 and 2014. He didn't start any games in 2015 but played the entire second half against TCU in a 30-29 win. He'll be missed at Oklahoma and will always be remembered for his Sugar Bowl heroics and his character off and on the field.