Bills’ Dawson Knox breaks silence on brother Luke Knox’s death

Bills’ Dawson Knox breaks silence on brother Luke Knox’s death

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox thanked fans for their support following the death of his brother, 22-year-old Florida International University football player Luke Knox.

“Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support to my family. Our hearts are broken but we know Luke is in a much better place now with his Savior Jesus,” said Dawson Knox tweeted. “We will celebrate his life at Christ Pres. Church tomorrow, viewing from 2pm and service at 4pm.”

The narrow end of the bills also included the shortcut to the livestream of his brother’s funeral and memorial services that will be held in their home state of Tennessee.

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Luke Knox spent four seasons at Ole Miss before joining FIU for his fifth year. The cause of death was not disclosed.

“Words cannot express the heartfelt sadness we feel at the death of our teammate and friend Luke Knox,” said FIU coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement following the announcement of the 22-year-old’s death. “I’ve had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and FIU. While I admired his passion for football, I will always remember his genuine love for his family and teammates. He had a special way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and confident.”

Ole Miss trainer Lane Kiffin expressed his condolences tweet Thursday: “I’m very grateful for my personal relationship and the time I’ve had with Luke,” Kiffin wrote. “He was a great teammate and an even better person who lifted everyone around him.”

“We send our thoughts and prayers to Luke’s family, friends and teammates at this difficult time,” the FIU Athletics said in a statement. “Coaches and coaches have reached out to our football family and will continue to do so to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need.”