ARIZONA CARDINALS

Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson mourn death of former NFL player Joe McKnight

Dec 1, 2016, 5:08 PM

Former NFL player and USC Trojans standout Joe McKnight was shot and killed in an apparent road-rage incident Thursday in Terrytown, La., a suburb of New Orleans, according to NOLA.com.

Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, who is also from New Orleans, mourned the loss of McKnight, 28, who is four years his senior.

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and former Arizona defensive back Antonio Cromartie were among others in the NFL community who expressed their sadness after McKnight’s passing.

McKnight played in the NFL for four seasons, the first three with the Jets and then a brief stint in 2014 with the Kansas City Chiefs. For his career, he recorded 505 rushing yards on a 4.5-per carry average and added 241 receiving yards after a three-year career at USC. McKnight most recently was playing in the Canadian Football League.

He had his second-best career rushing game (143 yards) as a Trojan on Oct. 11, 2008, against Arizona State in Los Angeles.

McKnight’s younger brother, Jonathan McKnight, played cornerback for the Arizona Wildcats from 2010-14.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown answers a question at a news conference at the C...
Tom Kuebel

Arizona Cardinals’ Hollywood Brown could be next in line for big contract

The Cardinals made one of the most surprising moves on draft day by trading out of the first round for receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.
1 day ago
Keaontay Ingram #28 of the USC Trojans runs as he is chased by Ricky Miezan #45 of the Stanford Car...
Arizona Sports

NFL.com’s Reuter: Cardinals’ Ingram among late picks with chance to start

NFL Network draft analyst Chad Reuter placed Cardinals RB Keaontay Ingram on a list of Day 3 picks with a chance to start games in 2022.
1 day ago
J.J. Watt #99 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates in the second quarter against the Houston Texans ...
Arizona Sports

Seven words or less: The Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 schedule

Cardinals Corner co-hosts Tyler Drake and Erik Ruby took a look at each of Arizona's matchups in -- you guessed it -- seven words or less.
2 days ago
James Conner #6 and Byron Murphy #7 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrate as they run off the field af...
Arizona Sports

NFL Network’s Rosenthal projects Arizona Cardinals’ 2022 starters

With OTAs next week, NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal projected the 2022 starters for the Arizona Cardinals with notes about every position.
2 days ago
A.J. Green #18 of the Arizona Cardinals runs after his catch from David Long #22 of the Los Angeles...
Arizona Sports

The Athletic’s Jones: Cardinals-Rams in Week 3 a must-watch game in 2022

Of the Cardinals' 2022 slate, The Athletic's Lindsay Jones believes the Week 3 matchup against the Rams stands out above the rest.
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) in action during the first half of the National Foot...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Cardinals 2022 preseason schedule finalized

Specific dates and times for the Arizona Cardinals to face the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans in the preseason were not yet set.
3 days ago
Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson mourn death of former NFL player Joe McKnight