The attacked happened around East Cleveland Avenue near North Chapel Street in Newark, Del.
Four guys attacked an unidentified 22-year-old Blue Hens' football player while he was walking in the area, police said.
He was treated a Christiana Hospital and later released.
The suspects were all described as white males in their early 20's. One of the men was wearing a white t-shirt and was described as heavy set, about 6-foot, 1-inch and 240 pounds with short hair. The other three guys were just described as smaller in stature, said police.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to contact Newark PD by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411 or calling the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.