The college football community has been stunned by the loss of FIU linebacker Luke Knox, who died suddenly at the age of 22.
College football player Luke Knox dies at the age of 22
Luke Knox began his football career at Ole Miss. He earned a total of 10 tackles as a rookie, along with two pass breakups and one recovered fumble.
Knox first played tight end for two seasons before switching back to linebacker for the 2021 football season.
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Knox transferred from Ole Miss to Florida International in the 2022 off-season.
Mike MacIntyre, the head coach of FIU, paid tribute to Knox in a statement.
Words cannot express our tremendous grief over the passing of Luke Knox, our friend and comrade. MacIntyre threw in.
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“I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and FIU. Even though I greatly admired his excitement for football, I will never forget his genuine love for his family and teammates. He had a special ability to make everyone around him feel comfortable and in charge.”
Luke Knox was the younger brother of Dawson Knox
Dawson Knox, a tight end for the Buffalo Bills, was Knox’s younger brother.
Sean McDermott, the head coach of the Bills, paid tribute to the Knox family by saying, “Our thoughts are with Dawson and his family during this difficult time. When it comes to helping him and his family, we are right there with him. We adore him and stand behind him.”
No immediate cause of death was given.
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