Johnny Knox is a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, who selected him with the 140th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Knox played four years of college football, including two at Abilene Christian. Knox is 6-feet tall and weighs 180 pounds.
Prep and Junior College Career
After graduated from Channelview High School in Channelview, TX, Knox enrolled at Tyler Junior College. As a sophomore at Tyler, Knox led all junior college receivers with 884 yards and 12 touchdowns. Rivals.com rated him as the No. 9 junior college receiver in the class of 2007 and he transferred to Abilene Christian.
Junior Year
Knox went into his first season at Abilene Christian listed as a backup wide receiver, but he quickly moved into a starting role. He finished the season with 62 receptions for 1,158 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns. He finished third in Division II in 2007 in touchdown receptions, while racking up the fourth-most receiving yards in a season in Abilene Christian history. He earned honorable mention Division II All-America honors.
Senior Year
While garnering more attention from defenses in 2008, Knox still racked up 56 receptions for 1,069 yards and 13 touchdowns. Knox helped Abilene Christian start 11-0 before losing in the third round of the Division II playoffs. His 30 touchdown receptions in two seasons were the most in Abilene Christian history, and he earned second team All-America honors in 2008. After the 2008 season, Knox was invited to participate in the 2009 Texas vs The Nation All-Star Classic, where he had three receptions for 55 yards and caught a TD pass from David Johnson in a losing effort for the Texas team.
NFL Career
Knox was selected in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Before the 2009 season, Knox signed a four-year/$1.954M contract with Chicago.

Knox had a 68-yard reception in his NFL debut against the Green Bay Packers, then caught touchdown passes in each of the Bears next two games. Knox earned NFL Special Teams Player of the Month honors for October 2009, averaging 28.9 yards per kickoff return, including a touchdown in Week 4. Knox finished his rookie season with 45 receptions for 527 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 29.0 yards on 32 kickoff returns in 2009. Knox was selected as a injury replacement for the 2010 Pro Bowl, replacing fellow rookie Percy Harvin.