Jake Knott's news conference Wednesday (VIDEO)

Published: October 31 2012 | 10:34 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 2:49 am in

Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott spoke during an understandably emotional media event Wednesday in Ames.

He'll be an "assistant-assistant coach" for linebackers for the remainder of the season after undergoing left shoulder surgery Monday.

He totaled 11 tackles and forced a fumble while playing through excruciating pain in last week's 35-21 win over Baylor.

Here's the video (lo-res because uploading it in 1080p would have taken 1,000 years!):

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