FIU Player Luke Knox, Brother Of Bills’ Dawsaon Knox, Dies At 22

FIU announced that linebacker Luke Knox, 22, had died unexpectedly. His death has sent shockwaves through the college football community.

Knox played his freshman year of college football for the Ole Miss Rebels. He had a total of 10 tackles, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery as a freshman.

College Football Player, Luke Knox, Dies At 22

Knox played linebacker for two seasons before switching to tight end and then back to linebacker for the upcoming 2021 football season.

During the 2022 offseason, Knox moved from Ole Miss to Florida International.

luke knox death
luke knox death

In a statement, FIU’s head coach, Mike MacIntyre, reflected on Knox’s time at the university.

MacIntyre said about Luke Knox’s death, “Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel.”

“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.”

Knox was Dawson Knox‘s younger brother, a tight end for the Buffalo Bills.

When asked about the Knox family, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said, “Our hearts go out to Dawson and his family during this time. We are right there with him in supporting him and his family. We love him, and we support him.”

There was no immediate word on what caused the death.

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