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Brantford's Knevel commits to play football at Nebraska

TSN.ca Staff
12/19/2012 12:19:52 AM
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With the stage to himself and some big news to reveal, David Knevel couldn't help but channel a little LeBron James to spice up his announcement about committing to an NCAA football program on Tuesday.

Pausing at just the right moment, the 6'8", 305-pound offensive lineman said, "I have decided to take my talents to ... the University of Nebraska."

The 18-year-old standout from Brantford, Ontario had been recruited to play NCAA football by a dozen schools, including BCS title contender Alabama. But in the end he chose the Cornhuskers with the help of his parents and siblings.

"I watch the NFL and college football - on TSN of course - and to think I would have a child playing Division One football, I still can't believe it," said David's father, Mark Miller.

Knevel, a student at Pauline Johnson Collegiate Vocational School, will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska on Jan. 15 with plans to stay there for the rest of the school year before settling in full time there in late summer.

At this point it remains unclear if Knevel can crack the Cornhuskers' lineup next season, or whether he will redshirt as a freshman.

"They have three senior tackles, which I like because I'm going to have guys I can learn from," explained Knevel. "And who knows, if I'm going to be coming there earlier and if I do well in spring..."

Knevel is planning on studying history with an eye on a teaching career. He would also like to make a name for himself like another of Brantford's famous sporting sons.

"The legend that he is...I mean, I played hockey and I'm a huge fan of Wayne Gretzky," smiled Knevel.

- with files from TSN's Claude Feig

David Knevel (Photo: TSN)


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