Texas A&M transfer quarterback Trevor Knight isn’t just a talented quarterback. He’s also a humanitarian.
Knight will be among a group of 29 Texas A&M student-athletes (15 of those being football players) voyaging to Haiti for a spiritual service trip later in the week. It will be Knight’s fourth trip to Haiti, dating back to his tenure at Oklahoma. He said the trip to Haiti has become customary because of how it has altered his view of the world.
“It was a life changer, it was a perspective changer,” Knight said during a press conference. “It wasn’t just going down there and serving for a few days. It was going down there and intimately talking to your teammates and letting Haiti get to your heart.”
Plenty of star Aggies will be joining the senior transfer quarterback on this trip. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds, defensive linemen Myles Garrett, Daeshon Hall and Daylon Mack, linebacker Shaan Washington and tight end Grant Gustafson are just some of the names Texas A&M’s director of player personnel, Mikado Hinson, mentioned during the media session
Knight expects this trip to help his team develop chemistry on and off the field.
“I think it’s going to be a huge thing for not only this university, but for our team,” Knight said. “It’s a culture changer. It allows you to connect on a completely different level. I’ve always told people I learn more about my teammates in that week being in Haiti than a four-year period of spending a season with them.
“It’s going to be an incredible trip and I can’t wait to go down there with these new brothers of mine.”
Hinson said Mission of Hope, a charitable organization in Austin, approached him during the 2015 season about a potential trip, and it was officially finalized just days after Knight transferred to Texas A&M. Knight said the timing proved that becoming an Aggie was the right choice.
“Like I said, it was the week I got here, I believe it was like the third day I was on campus I got the call from Mikado,” Knight said. “That’s just a solidifier like, ‘Man I’m in the right place.’”