Ohio State Overview: Demetrius Knox started the final 20 games he played in for the Buckeyes until a lower leg injury in the regular season finale against Michigan in 2018 – a 62-39 victory – sidelined him for his final two games as a Buckeye … Knox was in the midst of his best season as a Buckeye this year, having lined up for 959 offensive snaps during the season … he earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors for his efforts … the line ranked third in the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed in 2018, a season in which the offense had a school-record 561 passing attempts … Knox played in a total of 41 games for the Buckeyes and was a part of Ohio State teams that won a national championship over No. 2 Oregon in 2014, Big Ten championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018, and bowl game wins over No. 1 Alabama (in the 2015 Sugar Bowl), No. 8 Notre Dame (2016 Fiesta Bowl), No. 8 USC (2018 Cotton Bowl) and No. 9 Washington (2019 Rose Bowl) … he also played in four victories over Michigan and was red-shirting during another victory … he played in 13 games as a red-shirt freshman in 2015 but was slowed by injury in 2016 and was limited to four games … he rose from playing on special teams and as a back-up guard for the first six games of 2017 to becoming a starter for the last eight games of the season following an injury to Branden Bowen … and impressive he was as a starter … he earned game “champion” honors from the OSU coaches six times for his outstanding play and he was a champion nine times as a senior … he graduated in December 2017 from Ohio State with his bachelor’s degree in sport and industry.
More on Demetrius: Consensus four-star prospect Demetrius Knox played tackle for an undefeated All Saints Episcopal team but had high national rankings as an offensive guard … Rivals rated Knox as its No. 2 guard prospect and Scout (No. 7), 247Sports (No. 10) and ESPN (No. 11) also had him highly ranked … considered among the top players in the nation regardless of position, Knox was rated as high as No. 45 overall by Rivals with Scout ranking him No. 107 … helped All Saints Episcopal and coach Aaron Beck to consecutive, 11-0 seasons and Southwest Preparatory School championships … was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named one of seven recipients of a Rotary Lombardi Award “Chip Off the Old Block” award in 2013 for outstanding play and community service achievements … listed among the Top 20 seniors in the state of Texas … comes home to Ohio, as he was born in the state and lived in the Dayton/Springfield area … is the son of Aledia Cavitt and Reggie Knox.