Joe McKnight


Age: 28

football player who played three seasons for the New York Jets and was a standout at the University of Southern California when he arrived at USC as one of the more promising recruits in the nation eliciting comparisons to former Trojans star Reggie Bush, but his production never matched the hype as the Jets was seduced by his speed and versatility and traded up to select him in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, and who had trouble cracking the Jet's running back rotation but revealed value as a returner, running back kickoffs for touchdowns in 2011 and 2012 during his final full season with the team.

Cause of Death: Shot to death in an apparent road rage incident

Born: April 16, 1988

Died: December 1, 2016

Terrytown, Louisiana