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Updated: February 1, 2013
2012: Played in all 13 games, making three starts … Totaled over 410 plays, including 352 on offense and 62 on special teams … Caught 19 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown … Averaged 28.3 yards per kickoff return, 12th-best in the country … Was in on just three offensive plays in the season-opener against Georgia Tech, but hauled in a 42-yard pass to score his first career touchdown and put the Hokies ahead inside 8 minutes to go in the OT thriller … Ran the ball twice for a total of 21 yards against Austin Peay … Returned three kicks for 77 yards against Cincinnati … Scored a touchdown on a 93-yard kickoff return, also catching six passes for 83 yards at North Carolina … Was in on kickoff return against Duke and at Clemson … Returned four kickoffs for 145 yards, with a 57-yard long at Miami … Caught two passes for 43 yards against Florida State … Returned three kickoffs for 108 yards, including a 75-yard long in his first career start at Boston College … Caught four passes for 33 yards against Virginia … Made the start at receiver in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2011: Dressed for several games but didn’t play, preserving a redshirt year … Turned in a 40-inch vertical jump and a team-best 4.28 clocking in the 40 during off-season strength and conditioning tests … Caught five passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns during spring scrimmages … Also blocked a punt and scored a TD on a reverse.
High School: A speedy player for Coach Frank Rocco at Lynchburg Christian Academy in Lynchburg, VA … Ranked the No. 27 player in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 33 player in the state on the Virginia 43 by SuperPrep … Grew up in The Bahamas … Was named second-team all-state in Division I of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association … Had 25 receptions for 338 yards and six touchdowns … Also a track star who was a VIS state champion in the 100m … Rated the No. 1 sprinter in the Mid-Atlantic by MileStat … Listed as the No. 183 wide receiver in the country by Scout.
Personal: Demitri Amahad Knowles … Born 10/9/92 in The Bahamas … Son of Keith and Jackie Knowles … Enrolled in university studies.