Florida International University announced Thursday that linebacker Luke Knox has passed away at the age of 22.
Knox, is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox. he started his collegiate career at Ole Miss. As a freshman, he tallied 10 total tackles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
After two seasons as a linebacker, Knox switched his position to tight end. He eventually switched back to linebacker in 2021.
During the 2022 offseason, Knox transfered from Ole Miss to FIU.
FIU head coach Mike MacIntyre released a statement on this tragic news.
“Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox. I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and at FIU,” MacIntyre said. “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.”
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott told reporters that he’s ‘heartbroken’ over the tragic death: