Florida International University announced the death of 22-year-old Luke Knox, who played for FIU and the University of Mississippi before that and was the brother of Buffalo Bills tight end, Dawson Knox. His cause of death was not disclosed.

FIU’s head coach Mike MacIntyre, who also coached Knox in his four years at Ole Miss prior to transferring to FIU, released a statement in tribute to him which was shared to Twitter.

“While I admired his passion for football, his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I will always remember,” MacIntyre remembered.

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


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Luke and Dawson both grew up in the town of Brentwood, Tennessee, which is just outside of Nashville. His main role in football was linebacker but he also played tight end in special games.

In honor of Knox, the Bills launched a fundraiser for the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative in Buffalo. It raised over $100,000 and is still rising.

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