stanley_knightA letter winner for three years in football and two in track, a Class of ’49 graduate, Stanley Knight is inducted into the Salem High School Sports Hall of Fame as a former football lineman.

Knight, a real estate salesman in Norman, Oklahoma, was a tackle on the 1947 North Egypt Conference Champion Team and on the 1948 team which finished with a flourish, scoring 13-12 and 14-13 victories over Lawrenceville and Mt. Vernon.

An All North Egypt Conference selection in 1948, Knight handled the kickoff for the Wildcats, consistently sending booming kicks inside the opponent’s 10-yard line. He earned two track letters for competing in the shot put.

Although he had a scholarship opportunity to the University of Illinois, he did not attend college. In the military service, Knight played football for the Army division team at Fort Riley, Kansas. While living in Indiana, he helped promote Little League programs. The Salem grad was selected Football King at SCHS in 1949. He is married to the former Norma Kohrig.