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FIU Panthers FB player Luke Knox has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

FIU Panthers player Luke Knox has passed away. He was 22.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. According to reports, the team was informed of his death late Wednesday night.

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He reportedly passed away suddenly. According to TMZ, no foul play is suspected.

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“Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” Panthers head coach Mike MacIntyre said in a statement. “I had the honor of coaching Luke at Ole Miss and at FIU. While I admired his passion for football, his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I will always remember.”

Knox began his college experience with the Rebels in 2018. He played linebacker and tight end for the team.

Earlier this year, he entered the transfer portal. He eventually chose to sign with FIU to continue his football journey.

Knox is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills star tight end Dawson Knox.

“Our hearts go out to Dawson and his family during this time,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott just told reporters at Bills’ training camp. “We’re right there with him and supporting him and his family. Just tragic news that I woke up to this morning.”

He played in 23 games with the Rebels. He saw action in a career-high 12 games during the 2019 season.

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Last season, which was his final season at the school, he appeared in seven games.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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