David Knevel
No. 66     BC Lions
Knevel with the Lions in 2023
Born: (1994-10-18) October 18, 1994 (age 29)
Brantford, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Weight325 lb (147 kg)
High schoolPauline Johnson Collegiate
CFL Draft2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
2018–presentBC Lions
Career stats

David Knevel (born October 18, 1994) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

After using a redshirt season in 2013, Knevel played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2014 to 2017.[1]

Professional career

Knevel was selected in the third round and 21st overall by the BC Lions in the 2018 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 19, 2018.[2][3] He then played in his first career game on July 7, 2018, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[4] In his rookie year, he dressed in 16 regular season games as a back-up offensive lineman.[5]

In his second year, in 2019, Knevel played in three games and made his first career start, at left tackle, in the final game of the season on November 2, 2019, against the Calgary Stampeders.[4][6] He spent the remainder of the year on the reserve roster and injured list.[6] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

As a pending free agent entering the 2021, Knevel re-signed with the Lions on January 28, 2021.[7] He then dressed in all 14 regular season games in a pandemic-shortened season.[4] Following the season, he re-signed with the Lions on December 16, 2021.[8]

On February 3, 2024, the Lions announced that Knevel had signed a one-year contract extension with the team.[9]


  1. ^ "David Knevel". Nebraska Cornhuskers. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "BC Lions wrap up successful CFL draft with 7 selections". BC Lions. May 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "David Knevel". BC Lions. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  5. ^ "2018 Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "2019 Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  7. ^ "B.C. Lions re-sign massive Canadian offensive lineman David Knevel". 3DownNation. January 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "Lions ink five national offensive linemen, including Knevel and Perison". BC Lions. December 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "Lions extend National OL David Knevel". CFL.ca. 2024-02-03. Retrieved 2024-02-03.