Joe McKnight's ex-college and NFL teammates showed out in force to say a final goodbye to the former star running back at his funeral Monday morning in New Orleans.
Antonio Cromartie, Bart Scott, LenDale White, Willie Colon and D'Brickshaw Ferguson carried McKnight's casket during the emotional ceremony at New Home Ministries church.
Mark Sanchez -- who played with J.M. at USC and on the Jets -- was also in attendance.
McKnight was shot and killed on December 1 by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser ... but could not be buried sooner because of the coroner's investigation.
Gasser is currently in jail ... facing a manslaughter charge.