Upon being drafted in 2013, Riley Knight became a great success story for the Adelaide Crows. In 2014, Knight emerged as a great talent and future prospect for the Crows as he was equal runner-up in the SANFL’s inaugural Club Champion. Knight was recognised for his elite running ability and his work as a half-forward. 2015 saw Knight continue to develop as a player and eventually saw him force his way into the senior side in Round 15 against West Coast. It was here that Knight showcased his ability, kicking 2 goals and consequently holding his position in the side for the remainder of the season.
2017 saw another great season and further development for Knight, playing a career-best 19 games whilst kicking 13 goals. Knight’s season-best performance came in round 22 against the Sydney Swans where he amounted an impressive 22 disposals and 4 tackles. Knight’s career highlights also include his first AFL Grand Final appearance however unfortunately was not successful.
Riley will look to further his development in 2018, hoping to continue his role as an important and damaging half-forward.