Luke Knox, FIU football player and brother of Bills TE Dawson Knox, dies at 22

Luke Knox, FIU football player and brother of Bills TE Dawson Knox, dies at 22

Published August 18, 2022
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“Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” FIU coach Mike MacIntyre wrote on social media. “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.”

“Our hearts go out to Dawson and his family during this time,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Thursday. “We’re right there with him and supporting him and his family. Just tragic news that I woke up to this morning.”

Luke Knox, who was from Brentwood, Tennessee, primarily played special teams during his time at Ole Miss, and he had 11 tackles in his four seasons there. He switched to tight end in 2021 though appeared as a linebacker on FIU’s roster this season.

“He had a special way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and confident,” MacIntyre said. “Luke’s family is special to me, and they will continually be in my heart and in my prayers during this difficult time.”