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Ole Miss defensive back Tylan Knight enters the Transfer Portal

by | Jan 12, 2022 | Football | 0 comments

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss defensive back and fan favorite Tylan Knight has officially entered the transfer portal, the 15th Rebel to do so following the 2021 season.

The Pearl (Miss.) High School grad played in 13 games this season and recorded 37 total tackles with one pass breakup and two fumble recoveries.

Before signing with Ole Miss in the 2018 class, Knight had offers from Southern Miss, South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette.

While with the Rebels, Knight was willing to switch positions and play wherever his team needed. He initially began his tenure in Oxford as a running back but was switched to the defensive side of the ball. As a true freshman, he rushed for 107 yards on 19 carries, while as a defensive back, he notched 16 tackles.

The following spring, Knight went back to the offensive side of the ball — before later returning to defensive back.

Knight joins the following Ole Miss players who have entered the portal: 

David Beckum

Quentin Bivens

LeDarrius Cox (Indiana)

Sincere David

Daylen Gill (Southern Miss)

Brice Johnson (Houston)

Jadon Jackson

Jalen Jordan

Patrick Lucas (Indiana)

John Rhys Plumlee (UCF)

Bryce Ramsey

Jamar Richardson

MoMo Sanogo (Louisville)

DaMarcus Thomas

Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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