Luke Knox, a college football player, dies unexpectedly at the age of 22
Linebacker Luke Knox, 22, passed away unexpectedly, and his death has been met with widespread grief in the collegiate football community.
Knox played football for the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to start out his collegiate career. He has ten tackles, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery as a freshman.
Knox played linebacker for two seasons before converting to tight end and then back to linebacker for the upcoming 2021 football season.
During the 2022 offseason, Knox made the move from Ole Miss to Florida International.
Head coach at FIU, Mike MacIntyre, issued a statement honouring Knox.
Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” MacIntyre added.
“I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and at FIU. While I admired his passion for football, his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I will always remember. He had a special way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and confident.”
Knox was Dawson Knox’s younger brother, a tight end for the Buffalo Bills.
Head coach of the Buffalo Bills Sean McDermott had this to say about the Knox family: “Our hearts go out to Dawson and his family during this time. We are right there with him in supporting him and his family. We love him and we support him.”
No immediate information on the cause of death was made available.