Johnny Knox (Johnny Otis Knox II) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. Unfortunately, his career ended after suffering a career-ending injury during the game. Johnny Knox began coaching after retiring from football.
Johnny Knox was born on Nov. 3, 1986, in Houston, Texas. Also he is 35 years old He spent most of his childhood in Texas. His nationality is American. There is not much information about his parents, siblings and childhood. Johnny attended Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas. After high school, he enrolled at Tyler Junior College.
Caption: Little Johnny poses for a photo Source: Instagram
In junior college football he led the team 884 meters and 12 landings. The performance would rank him as the No. 9 junior college receiver in the Class of 2007. He later transferred to Abilene Christian University, where he played for the Abilene Christian Wildcats football team. Johnny started as a backup early in the season but later switched to the starting role.
In his freshman season with the Abilene Christian Wildcats football team, he had 62 receptions for 1,158 yards and a school record 17 touchdowns. He had 56 receptions for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2008. Johnny also received second-team All-America honors that year after recording 30 touchdown receptions over the two seasons, the most in Abilene history Christian football were. Johnny was also invited to attend the 2009 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game.
Chicago Bears selected Johnny Knox in the fifth round of the 2009 draft. On September 13, 2009, he scored in his first game in the NFL 68 meters Receptions against Green Bay Packers. In his second game against Pittsburgh, Johnny scored his first NFL touchdown, leveling the game 14-14. Similarly, in the third game against the Seattle Seahawks, he added another touchdown to his tally with 7-yard receptions.
He scored a touchdown with a 102-yard kickoff return against the Detroit Lions in the fourth game of the season. On November 29, 2009, Knox suffered an ankle injury while preparing for the game against the Vikings. He returned after a brief recovery and finished the 2009 season with 45 receptions, 527 yards and five touchdowns. He finished second in the NFL with a 29.0 return yard average.
On January 25, 2010, Johnny was selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl. He kicked four times for 103 yards in his Pro Bowl debut. In 2010, the wide receiver had 960 yards, 51 grabs and five touchdowns. Likewise, his career streaks in 2011 included 727 yards and a second place finish in the NFL.
Unfortunately, on December 18, 2011, Knox suffered a spinal cord injury that required emergency surgery. The incident occurred when Knox collided with Anthony Hargrove during a game against the Seattle Seahawks. On December 19, 2011, Knox required emergency surgery on his vertebrae.
End of career injury
Johnny’s injury was more serious than expected as he also suffered nerve damage. After the event, the Bears immediately placed Knox on injured reserve. Hargrove expressed his remorse for the incident to Knox. Although Knox never heard from Hargrove again, he sensed his opponent’s concern for his injury. The wide receiver returned to the ground for the 2012 NFL season after a brief rehab period. Despite rehabilitation, the player was unable to stand in a comfortable position. With that, the Chicago Bears fired Johnny on February 12, 3013, and the wide receiver announced his retirement the next day, on February 14.
Despite announcing his retirement from football at a young age, Knox remained active as a coach in football.
Johnny served as a coaching intern with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a two-year hiatus from football. Lovie Smith, a former Chicago Bears head coach, hired him there. Knox later worked as a football staff at Carmel High School in 2018.
Johnny Knox is a married man. He’s married to Sanderriqua Knox. There is no exact timeline or information on how the couple met or fell in love. The couple have four children together – three daughters and a son. The family is occasionally seen in public places. Johnny also often shares his pictures with his family on social media. Johnny is a loyal guy as there are no rumors about his alleged romance with other women.
Johnny has one Height from 6 feet. He weighs about 86 kg. He is bald and his eyes are hazel. His beard is brown in color.
Social Media and Networth
He has one Instagram Account called @johnnyknoxii with 3.8k followers where he mostly posts about his family. He also has a Twitter account called Johnny Knox with 40.1k followers. Johnny is not active on any other social platforms.
Johnny Knox derived most of his earnings from football and coaching. During his time in the NFL, he only had less than $2 million in career earnings. He received $400,000 in severance pay from Bears after he was forced to take early retirement. His total net worth differs depending on the source. So the exact net worth by Johnny Knox is unknown as of 2022.