COACHES SPOTLIGHT (KNIGHT): “The game has been very instrumental in shaping me into the person I am today”

Coaches play a big role in the development of their players, not just on the field, but off the field. There are thousands of community/high school coaches that sacrifice countless hours of their own time to make sure that amateur football is an opportunity presented to young people all across the country. CFC is taking the time to highlight some of these dedicated coaches.

DeWayne Knight made a pretty good career for himself on the field, and he has made quite the living on the sidelines since his retirement from playing. He was born in Hampton, Virginia and played his college ball with the Virginia Tech Hokies. He then made his way North of the 49th parallel to join the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa Rough Riders. He spent four years in the CFL between Ottawa, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions.

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