Dawson Knox has spoken publicly about his brother's death for the first time, but he says being back with his Buffalo Bills teammates has helped him navigate this difficult time. The Bills tight end will play in a game for the first time since Luke Knox's death this Thursday night, and he will certainly have his brother on his mind throughout the game.
The 22-year-old Luke Knox, the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, died at Florida International University on Wednesday, according to school officials. The school said he was found unresponsive in his dorm room by teammates, and a cause of death has not been released. The university said that police do not suspect foul play.
Knox was a former Ole Miss linebacker who transferred to FIU before the 2022 season. He was a native of Brentwood, Tenn., and studied business at the university. He started two games as a special teams player and 11 tackles as a linebacker during his four years at Ole Miss, where he played under Bills head coach Sean McDermott as a defensive coordinator.
He was a well-liked and popular member of the team, and his passing sent shockwaves through college football. He was a talented athlete, a hard-working student and a loving son, daughter, nephew and friend. In the wake of his passing, the community rallied together to support Dawson and his family in their darkest hour. Through the creation of Luke's Locker, thousands of dollars were raised to help families of children with pediatric cancer.