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25   Brett Knief
Brett Knief

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ramsey, NJ

Last College:
Seminole State College of Florida

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


04/19/2014

Martin Earns Win No. 1800 As Noles Clip Deacs in Extras

Head coach Mike Martin becomes the third coach in Division I history to reach the historic milestone.

04/12/2014

Noles Stung By Yellow Jackets

FSU drops its first ACC series of the season in Saturday's loss to Georgia Tech.

04/05/2014

Smit's Walk-Off Single Leads FSU Past Notre Dame

The Seminoles battle back from two down in the eighth to force extra innings.

03/29/2014

FSU Downs BC, Completes Series Sweep

Bryant Holtmann makes second career start and works career-high 6.0 innings in the win.

03/28/2014

Nine-Run Ninth Propels FSU to Dramatic Win Over BC

John Nogowski hits a ninth inning grand slam to break a 7-7 tie.

2013: Appeared in 41 games with 21 starts - eight in right field, seven in center field and six in left field...batted .333 with five doubles and 14 RBI...scored 16 runs and drew 12 walks...hit a two-run double in the eighth to help FSU come from behind to beat Rhode Island (2/17)...came off the bench and knocked in three RBI against Villanova (3/1)...went 3-for-4 against Presbyterian (3/6) to mark his first multi-hit game as a Seminole...scored three runs on 2-for-3 hitting against Boston College (3/10)...was a home run short of the cycle against Duke (4/12) on 3-of-4 hitting with two RBI and two runs scored...hit his first career home run - a grand slam - in FSU's regional clinching win against Troy (6/2)...had six multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games...finished the season on an eight game hitting streak.

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA: Played centerfield at Seminole State College of Florida in 2012...finished the year batting .389 with 31 runs scored.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA: Appeared in 25 games with six starts as a freshman in 2011...scored seven runs and drove in eight...finished the year with two stolen bases...appeared in 13 conference games with three starts as a designated hitter...batted .294 with four doubles and a .385 OBP against league foes.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letter-winner at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey for football and baseball...earned Louisville Slugger All-America honors as a senior...earned honors of Northeast All-Region first team, All-State, All-North Jersey, All-County, and All-League in 2009...named the Bergen Record Athlete of the Year in 2009...led the team to the nation's No. 1 ranking and a state title in 2008...also a starred at quarterback, leading Don Bosco to two state titles and a top-10 national ranking...All-State selection and Bergen Record Player of the Year as a senior in football...made his ESPN debut in 2008 when he led Don Bosco to a win over California power De La Salle...Honor Roll student with a 3.5 grade point average...played club ball with the South Florida Bandits.

PERSONAL: Son of Karl and Cathi Knief...three siblings, Kris, Lexi and Ashley...sister Lexi plays softball at Penn State...member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Spring 2013)...majoring in interdisciplinary social science...born on August 8, 1990.

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