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.
2018 saw a frustrating year for Knight whom only managed 8 AFL games due to battling Hamstring Tendinitis. Throughout Riley’s 8 games he showed further versatility playing as a half forward and also tagging midfielder.
Riley will look to further his development in 2019, hoping to continue his role across half-forward and in the midfield.