Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight and defensive end Myles Garrett were added to the list of speakers at Tuesday’s “Aggies United” event at 6 p.m. in Kyle Field.
The “Aggies United” event, organized by Texas A&M, coincides with an on-campus speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer. Spencer’s appearance was scheduled and paid for by a former College Station resident who briefly attended Texas A&M in the mid-2000’s but did not graduate.
The student-led event at Kyle Field will feature singer-songwriter Ben Rector, singer and Empire star V. Bozeman, NewsOne Now’s Roland Martin and Holocaust survivor Max Glauben.
Knight will speak hours after he was named the winner of the 2016 Wuerffel Trophy, given to the FBS football player that excels in community service as well as athletic and academic endeavors.
Knight was key in organizing a humanitarian trip to Haiti with other A&M athletes over the summer, which marked his fourth trip to the country.
“When I got to college, I knew I had a four-to-five year window where I would have a platform and I wanted to make sure I used it to help people,” Knight said in a release from A&M. “If you don’t take advantage of your platform as an athlete, you’re selling yourself short.”
Those interested in attending the “Aggies United” event can reserve their free ticket online at today.tamu.edu.