Friday, May 6, 2011
Jets reunite friends McKnight, Sanchez
By ESPN.com staff
ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini has the story on the relationship between 2011 seventh-round choice Scotty McKnight, a wide receiver from Colorado, and quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Scotty McKnight was only 8 when he first met Mark Sanchez.
They were ball boys for nearby Santa Margarita High School, led by star quarterback Carson Palmer. At halftime, when the big man on campus was resting, the little Carson wannabes took the field.
Each week, the ball boys and water boys teamed up to face their counterparts in a 10-minute game. They played in one of the end zones -- the long way -- taking it ultra seriously while providing halftime entertainment for the fans.
Who could've guessed that a lasting friendship and, quite possibly, an NFL quarterback-receiver tandem would emerge from that end zone?
Read the full story here.