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Markeith Knowlton
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-06) April 6, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: McKinney, Texas
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Markeith Knowlton (born April 6, 1983 in McKinney, Texas) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He went to the University of North Texas, wore number 42, is 6 feet tall and weighs 205 lbs. Knowlton wasn't selected in the 2004 NFL Draft after 4 years at North Texas. He had a brief tryout with the Cleveland Browns in April 2005. Knowlton was signed by the BC Lions on April 27, 2006. In his first year in (2006), he had 1 interception, 8 tackles and 14 special team tackles in 15 games. Knowlton helped BC win the 2006 Grey Cup.

Knowlton was traded on April 29, 2008 from BC Lions to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats along with kicker Ara Tchobanian in exchange for the 9th overall selection in the 2008 CFL Draft. For the 2010 CFL season, he was award the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award after recording 71 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions, and six fumble recoveries.

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