SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna senior football player Matt Knouse (Elliottsburg, Pa./West Perry) was named a recipient of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Scholar Athlete Award. The award honors student-athletes for their exceptional academic, athletic and community service accomplishments. Knouse was honored on Sunday, March 25, at the 15th annual banquet.
Knouse maintains a 3.39 grade-point average (GPA) and will graduate in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance.
The Crusader tight end is the third consecutive SU player to earn the award, following Bobby Eppleman ’11 and Dave Paveletz ’10.
During his last season, Knouse had a career year with 38 catches for 397 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged nearly 40 yards per game and 10.4 yards per catch to help Susquehanna finish 6-4, a four-win improvement from the 2010 season.
As a tight end, Knouse was named one of 49 NCAA DIII football players chosen to compete in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) as a member of the Team Stars & Stripes. He was also named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team in 2011.
Sunday’s banquet included feature speaker Bill O’Brien, Penn State head football coach.