As a Junior in 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics Led both sides and set a career high with 15 tackles (5-10) against Boston College (8/30), earning a TFL for a three-yard loss and one pass breakup ... Was the top tackler on both sides for the second consecutive week with 12 stops (3-9) when UMass battled Colorado (9/6) ... Had a 10-yard sack and finished the game against the Buffaloes with 1.5 TFLs ... Led both sides for the third consecutive week with 15 tackles (3-12), including the 100th of his UMass career, at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Earned 15 stops (6-9) against Bowling Green (9/27), with a TFL going for a loss of two yards ... Tallied nine tackles (5-4) and a pass breakup at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Added another nine-stop (5-4) performance at Kent State during the 40-17 UMass win ... Made eight tackles (2-6), including an assisted sack, in the victory over Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Averaging 10.5 tackles per game in 2014 after producing 2.7 per game in 2013 and 3.2 over 10 appearances in 2012 ... Ranks tied for fourth in Division I FBS in tackles with 84 and 18th for tackles per game through games on Oct. 18.
As A Sophomore In 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Started four of the 12 games played ... Recorded 32 total tackles on the season, including three tackles for a total loss of 13 yards ... Assisted on a sack that went for a loss of five yards ... Added one interception ... Recorded a forced fumble and recovered one fumble on the season ... Recorded four tackles (1-3) as a starting linebacker at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Intercepted a pass by Maine's Marcus Wasilewski in the endzone and assisted on two tackles against the Black Bears on Sept. 7 ... Appeared at linebacker when the Minutemen face Kansas State (9/14) ... Recovered a fumble and notched three tackles (1-2) against Vanderbilt (9/21) ... Earned a pair of solo stops at Bowling Green (10/5) ... Assisted on a trio of takedowns as a starting linebacker against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Had two tackles (1-1), including a TFL for a four-yard loss at Buffalo (10/19) ... Helped out on four tackles, including the 50th of his UMass career, with a nine-yard sack and a four-yard TFL, against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Added five tackles (1-4) against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
As A Freshman In 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in ten games, starting eight at linebacker ... Recorded 32 tackles (11-21), 4.0 TFLs for a loss of 12 yards, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and a recovered fumble ... Recorded three assisted tackles in his first game, against Indiana (9/8) ... Tallied four stops (1-3) at Western Michigan (10/6) ... Had six assisted stops and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (11/17) ... Notched three takedowns (2-1), including a TFL for three yards at Northern Illinois (11/3) ... Earned six stops (0-6) and a fumble recovery against Buffalo (11/17) ... Made a season-high seven tackles (2-5) to go with a pass breakup and an assisted TFL vs. Central Michigan (11/23).
Before UMass: Earned all-Connecticut honors as a linebacker after leading Xavier High School to a 13-0 record in 2011 ... Guided Xavier to a pair of Connecticut State Championships ... Played for head coach Sean Marinan.
Personal: Jovan Dimetri Santos-Knox ... Born July 5, 1994 in Waterbury, Conn. ... Son of Byron and Julia Knox ... Brother of Carli, Vienna and London.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Stats Tackles: 15 (6-9), 3x, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) TFLs: 2.0 (2-0), at Central Michigan (11/23/13) Sacks: 1.0 (1-0), vs. Colorado (9/6/14) Fumbles Forced: 1, at Ohio (11/29/13) Fumbles Recovered: 1, twice, last vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/13) Interceptions: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13) Pass Breakups: 1, 6x, last at Miami (Ohio) 10+ Tackle Games: 4, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) 15+ Tackle Games: 3, last vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)