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Romeo McKnight

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Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 23

Weight: 252 lbs

College: Charlotte

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Biography

Career Transactions 

Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2021. 

Key Notes 

  • After graduating from Illinois State, joined Charlotte as a graduate transfer in 2020, playing in all six games with five starts. Finished with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three QB hits. 
  • All-Missouri Valley first team selection in 2019 after producing 64 tackles (led team), 12.0 sacks (fourth in conference), 16.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. 
  • During tenure with the Redbirds, played in 26 games with 20 starts and collected 111 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, 15.0 sacks, five pass breakups and two forced fumbles. 
  • Transferred to Illinois State in 2018, spending two seasons with the program. 
  • Started collegiate career at Iowa but did not see game action due to injury.  

Personal 

  • Earned a bachelor's degree in business at Illinois State and studied political science for graduate degree at Charlotte. 
  • Born in Crystal Lake, Ill. and attended Crystal Lake Central High School.
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