Kurt Knoff played collegiate football at the University of Kansas. In 1974, he made one of the most historic plays in college football history known simply as “The Hit.”
Knoff continued on to the NFL where he was a second round draft pick by the Denver Broncos. He never played for Denver, however, as he was traded to the Houston Oilers where he played from 1977-1978. He finished his career in 1982 after a four-year stint with the Vikings. He finished with 11 career interceptions.