Luke Knox, junior linebacker at Florida International University and brother of Buffalo Bills star Dawson Knox, has died at the age of 22.
The FIU announced the young player’s sudden death on Thursday. The cause is unknown, but usa sun report.
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“We are saddened by the sudden passing of FIU Football Program member Luke Knox,” the university wrote.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Luke’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”
Bills head coach Sean McDermott also confirmed to reporters at training camp that the young star was passed on.
“My heart goes out to Dawson and his family during this time. We are with him and supporting him and his family – and I woke up this morning with the tragic news ‘ said McDermott.
A few weeks before his death, Knox shared a series of photos from his trip to Miami with his FIU teammates and loved ones.
“You live in Miami and play ball?! Yeah, take it,” wrote the young stud.
“Thank you Lord for blessing me. You always know what’s best! First month in Miami. (I’m pretty fluent in Spanish now).”
The flick included Knox’s fishing adventures on a Florida lake and several shots of him and his teammates enjoying Miami’s nightlife.
A native of Brentwood, Tennessee, Knox spent his first four seasons at the University of Mississippi before transferring to the FIU ahead of the 2022 college football season.
FIU head coach Mike McIntyre, who coached Knox as defensive coordinator at Ole Miss, said in a statement Wednesday that he was heartbroken over the young star’s death.
“Luke’s family is special to me and will remain in my heart and prayers during this difficult time,” McIntyre said.
“On behalf of the entire FIU football family, I send my deepest condolences to Luke’s family and all who loved him.”
Like Knox, his older brother Dawson played for Ole Miss from 2016 to 2018 and emerged as the Bills’ star tight end.
The duo played together for one season in the Ole Miss before Dawson abandoned his senior year to declare the 2019 NFL Draft.
Dawson has yet to issue a statement regarding the tragedy.
This story first appeared Sun Republished with permission.
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