Defensive Tackle, Denver Broncos
Terrance O’Neil Knighton is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft after playing college football at Temple. Knighton is nicknamed “Pot Roast” and “Mutton Chop” by his teammates. He has also played for the Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins and spent time with the New England Patriots prior to the 2016 NFL season.
NFL awards and honors
- Football Futures All-Rookie Team (2009)
- Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team (2009)
- Sporting News All-Rookie Team (2009)
Knighton earned the nickname Pot Roast when former Jaguars linebacker Clint Ingram overheard Knighton’s meal order on a road trip.
In 2009, he visited the NFL-YET center in Jacksonville with teammates Cecil Newton and Julius Williams to sign autographs and provide Thanksgiving dinner for 30 families.
Knighton appeared in a series of commercials for Bridgestone tires, including “Empty Fridge” and “Treadmill.”