2010: Appeared in 22 games as a freshman and pitched 26 2/3 innings... Posted a 1-1 record on the season... First collegiate win came in relief at Georgia State (Feb. 23) after pitching four complete innings, allowing two runs (one earned), three hits while fanning four Panther batters... Pitched 2.1 innings against Dayton (Feb. 27), giving up two hits and zero runs... Allowed just one hit with three punchouts in two innings of work at North Florida (Apr. 11)... At UNC Asheville (Apr. 14), the freshman pitched two complete innings allowing two hits with one strikeout... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: Earned three letters in baseball at Walton High School ... Helped the Raiders to a 29-9 overall record in Georgia's Class AAAAA in 2008, as the team fell in the state finals to Brookwood ... Struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning in the second game of the finals ... Helped the 2007 team win the Class AAAAA state and region titles ... Also played with the prestigious East Cobb Baseball Club program, earning a slot at the 2007 SE Underclass Showcase ... Finished 4-1 with the East Cobb Mets, including a shutout of the East Cobb Yankees, during the summer of 2009 ... Also threw a complete-game win at the Mid-America World Series.
Personal: Born on Nov. 2, 1990 ... Son of Brian and Marcelle Knauff ... Has a younger sister, Mallory ... Favorite movie is "Van Wilder" ... Favorite musical group is the Dave Matthews Band ... Favorite book is Josh Hamilton's "Beyond Belief" ... Favorite baseball player is Josh Hamilton ... Admires his parents ... Dream job is to be a professional baseball player.