Demitri Knowles

  • Demitri
  • Knowles

  • Event
  • Class
  • High School/Other
    Liberty Christian Academy (Va.)
  • Hometown
    Freeport, Bahamas

Updated: July 14, 2015

2015 Outdoor: Competed in the 4x100-meter relay on two occassions, including the ACC Championships.

2015 Indoor: Ran a season best 6.94 seconds in te 60-meter dash at the Marshall Invitational... Posted a season best time of 22.24 seconds in the 200m at the Virginia Tech Challenge.

2014 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2014 Indoor: Did not compete.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2013 Indoor: Did not compete.

2012 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2012 Indoor: Joined the team in January following the football season ... Ran a season best time of 6.90 in the 60 meters at the VT Challenge … Clocked a 6.98 in the 60 meters at the SPIRE Division I Invitational in his debut.

2014-15 Football: Played in 11 games … Logged 56 plays on offense and 30 on special teams … Caught a 38-yard pass and returned a kickoff for 16 yards in the opener against William & Mary … Returned one kickoff 20 yards in the win at Ohio State … Was in one one offensive play against East Carolina … Caught two passes for 17 yards and returned a kickoff 29 yards against Georgia Tech … Returned three kickoffs for 53 yards while contributing at receiver and on special teams against Western Michigan … Saw brief action at receiver at Pitt … Returned two kickoffs for 40 yards against Miami … Saw action on special teams, returning two kickoffs against Boston College … Returned two kickoff 35 yards at Duke … Returned three kickoffs while in on both special teams and offense against Virginia.

2013-14 Football: An honorable mention sophomore All-American by College Football News … Played in all 13 games, making six starts … Was in on 86 plays, 638 at receiver and 48 on special teams … Caught 45 passes for 641 yards, scoring three touchdowns … Returned 22 kickoffs for 480 yards, averaging 21.8 yards per return … Made the start at receiver in the season opener against Alabama, while also returning four kickoffs for 57 yards … Caught two passes for 20 yards against Western Carolina … Grabbed a 30-yard touchdown pass as part of his 99 yards on eight catches at East Carolina … Caught three passes for 21 yards against Marshall … Totaled 67 yards on six receptions at Georgia Tech … Scored Tech’s first touchdown of the day on a 45-yard pass from Logan Thomas, finishing the North Carolina game with 57 yards on four catches … Caught five passes for 79 yards in the win over Pittsburgh … Returned two kickoffs for 41 yards, also catching four passes for 69 yards … Caught two passes for 35 yards at Boston College … Recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the win at Miami … Returned four kickoffs for 126 yards, including one for 88 yards, while also catching two passes for 43 yards against Maryland … Caught four passes for 101 yards in the win over Virginia … Had two catches for 22 yards in the Sun Bowl against UCLA.

2012-13 Football: 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 eight 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 … Grabbed a 63-yard pass during the team’s first spring scrimmage … Hauled in two passes for 64 yards and a touchdown in the second scrimmage … Added a 16-yard TD catch in the final scrimmage … Caught two passes for 41 yards during the spring game.

2011-12 Football: 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: An All-State selection in football and track & field at Liberty Christian Academy by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association … Won 12 VISAA state titles in track between the indoor and outdoor seasons, including the 55m, 100m, 200m, 300m, long jump and triple jump events … Set six school records in track & field … Helped Liberty Christian to the VISAA private school state championship … Named the Lynchburg News & Advance Boys Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2011 … Rated the No. 1 sprinter in the Mid-Atlantic by MileStat.

Personal: Also a wide receiver on the Tech football team ... Born on October 9, 1992 in The Bahamas … Son of Keith and Jackie Knowles.

Knowles' Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60m: 6.90
200m: 22.24