Knappe, Mikal Myers, Shirreffs and Walsh will lead the Huskies in 2016.
With wins in their first two games, the Huskies play the Tigers for the first time.
The 2014 team built a solid foundation for the future of the program.
Huskies and Owls will meet on Military Appreciation Day in American Athletic Conference game.
UConn takes on nationally-ranked FCS team to kick off 2013.
2015: Played in all 13 games as part of the regular rotation on the defensive line..started games vs. Army (Sept. 12) and Navy (Sept. 26)...had 26 tackles on the season with four for a loss, which was fifth on the team..had four tackles vs. Marshall in St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 26) had a fumble recovery vs. BYU (Oct. 2).
2014: Played in all 12 games and made one start on the defensive line...finished the year with 30 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks...had four tackles, 2.0 TFL and a sack vs. Stony Brook (Sept. 6)...recorded two tackles, both for loss, at Tulane (Oct. 11)...posted a career-high six tackles at Army (Nov. 8)...capped the year with five tackles and a sack vs. SMU (Dec. 6).
2013: Played in eight games, recorded five tackles.
High School: Played on both the offensive and defensive line in high school ... was named a first team Class AA selection on the offensive line by the New York Sportswriters Association ... was second team in junior year...on defense as a senior, had 91 tackles with 14 for a loss and 10 sacks ... team was 10-2 in senior year and advanced to championship game of NYSAPHSAA Class 4A tournament ... team won its first Section 9 Class AA title since 2003.
Personal Profile: Mikal D. Myers...born Aug. 14, 1994...a pre-communications sciences major.