GFS Florida



James McKnight


After a successful career as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 years, James Edward McKnight joined the Principle Financial Group as a Financial Services Representative.

Mr. McKnight in an effort to continue to develop and grow in the Financial Services business Joined The GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC as the Managing Principle of GFS Florida.

In the NFL, Mr. McKnight played for the Seattle Seahawks (1994-1998), Dallas Cowboys (2000), Miami Dolphins (2001-2003) and the New York Giants (2004). James graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. In 1999 with a degree in criminal justice. A native of Apopka, he now resides with his family in South Florida.

An avid motivational speaker, James is very involved in the community and church. He coached the Cypress Bay High School wide receivers and was the head coach for the boys and girls track team from 2008-2010. For two years he has served as the Chairman/President of the Education Empowerment Foundation inc, located in Miami.

James message is one of rentless faith in your beliefs and goals. He teaches that no obstacle can bar your way; you can run around it, jump over it, if you have to you must “run through it” into your destiny.

James holds his insurance license in the State of Florida and his Securities register in the State of Florida.
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