The month of bowl practices worked wonders for Knight. Against Alabama, he finally showcased the incredible talent and playmaking ability coaches had insisted was there since his scout team work in 2012.
After the Sugar Bowl, Trevor returned home to San Antonio for a week and relaxed, mostly staying out of the public eye, save for a trip to the elementary school where his mother Tricia teaches first grade.
“It was good that he had that week here where he could just take it all in, because once he got back to Norman the next week, his life really changed,” Tricia said.
‘He makes me a better person’
George and Tricia Knight visited Norman two weeks ago for the OU men’s basketball game against Texas. Trevor and Connor sat with them during the game, which was one of the first times the parents got to experience their son’s newfound fame.
A couple approached Trevor with their baby, and from the way the conversation went, George Knight just assumed his son knew the family from church.
Trevor stood in the aisle and posed for a picture with the baby, then sat back down.
“Did you know them?” George asked Trevor.
“No, not at all.”
At another point during the game — after another positive interaction with a youngster — the kid’s mother thanked Tricia for Trevor’s character.
“I always tell my friends that he makes me a better person, just by listening to the things he says,” Tricia said. “He’s a very humble kid, and that’s the way we raised him. He knows that life is gonna have his ups and downs, and he got to really experience that — probably for the first time in his life — last year. It builds character and it made him a better person.”