Luke Knox: cause of death, funeral, parents, girlfriend, brother, net worth
Luke Knox, a football player for Florida International University and the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, passed away on Thursday, the school’s athletics department announced.
Mike MacIntyre, head coach at FIU, recalled Knox as a kind and dedicated teammate, noting that while he was impressed by Knox’s love of the game, “his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I will always remember.”
How old is Luke Knox?
Luke Knox had only turned 22 years old when he passed away.
How did Luke Knox die?
Knox, who majored in business, passed on Wednesday night, according to school authorities. Although the institution stated that police do not believe there has been foul play, the cause remains unknown.
“Luke was discovered by friends in his dorm room here on campus in medical distress,” FIU Police Captain Delrish Moss told NBC News. “FIU police was called and FIU police officers arrived and attempted CPR until rescue arrived and took over. He was transported to a local hospital by Miami-County Fire Rescue and he later died at that hospital.”
Luke Knox family, parents, girlfriend & brother – who are they?
David Knox and Rachel Knox, Luke’s parents, welcomed him into the world. He was born in Brentwood, Tennessee, in the year 2000. Dawson Knox is his older brother. Tight end Dawson plays for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills. At Ole Miss, he participated in collegiate football.
In Brentwood, Tennessee, Dawson attended St. Paul Christian Academy and Brentwood Academy. He was the quarterback and wide receiver for the high school football squad. Due to an ankle injury, he only participated in one game during his final year.
As a walk-on fullback, Dawson enrolled at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 2015. He played till 2018 for Ole Miss. He collected 39 receptions for 605 yards over his career. He made the decision to forego his senior year and join the 2019 NFL Draft after his junior season in 2018. Besides, Luke Knox was single at the time of his death.
What is Luke Knox net worth at the time of his death?
When Luke Knox passed away, his estimated net worth was $1 million as of now. If the rookie had been alive and played for a few more years, he could have amassed a much larger fortune.
What legacy did Luke Knox leave behind upon his death?
In the off-season, Luke Knox moved from Ole Miss to FIU. He started two games for the Rebels as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and received extensive playing time. In total, he made ten tackles that season.
Knox switched to tight end during spring training ahead of the 2021 season after appearing in three games in 2020. During the season, he was eventually moved back to linebacker, where he finished with 11 tackles in seven games while also recovering a fumble.
Knox was a Brentwood, Tennessee, native. On Thursday, his former Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin also issued a statement regarding his passing.
“There are heavy hearts throughout our football team after the passing of Luke Knox,” Kiffin wrote. “I am very grateful for my personal relationship and time spent with Luke. He was a tremendous teammate and an even better person who lifted up everyone around him. The Knox family means so much to the Ole Miss family and our players, staff and the rest of the university extend our deepest sympathies to all those that were touched by Luke’s spirit. I know he is with God now.”
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