Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has 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 for my family. Our hearts are broken but we know Luke is in a much better place now with his savior Jesus,” Dawson Knox tweeted. “We will celebrate his life at Christ Pres. Church tomorrow, visitation from 2 p.m. and service will begin at 4 p.m.
The Bills tight end also included the link to the live broadcast of his brother’s funeral and memorial services, which will be held in their home state of Tennessee.
Luke Knox spent four seasons at Ole Miss before moving to FIU for his fifth year. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
“Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel over the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” said FIU coach Mike MacIntyre. said in a press release following the announcement of the death of the young man of 22 years. “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 way special to make everyone around him feel comfortable and confident.
Ole Miss Lane coach Kiffin offered his condolences in a Tweeter Thursday: “I am very grateful for my personal relationship and time spent 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 during this difficult time,” the FIU Athletics said in a statement. “Coaches and support staff have reached out to our football family and will continue to do so to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need.”
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