Luke Knox, a college football player who is the brother of Bills tight end Dawson Knox, has died aged 22.
Knox recently transferred from Ole Miss to Florida International University. CRF coach Mike MacIntyre announced the passing of Knox today.
“Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel over the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” MacIntyre said in a statement. “I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and 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. Luke’s family is special to me and they will be continually in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. On behalf of all the FIU football family, I send my sincere condolences to Luke’s family and all who love him.
No cause of death has been announced.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said the team will support the Knox family any way they can.
“Our thoughts are with Dawson and his family at this time, and we are here with him and supporting him and his family,” McDermott said. “Just tragic news I woke up to this morning. We love and support him and just bad news this morning.