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College Football Player, Younger Brother Of NFL Tight End, Dies At 22

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The football world has received incredibly sad news. Luke Knox, a tight end at Florida International and the younger brother of NFL tight end Dawson Knox, has tragically passed away. He was only 22 years old. 

"We are saddened by the sudden passing of Luke Knox, a member of the FIU Football program. We send our thoughts and prayers to Luke’s family, friends and teammates during this difficult time," FIU Athletics announced.

FIU head coach Mike MacIntyre released the following statement:

“Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox,” MacIntyre wrote. “While I admired his passion for football, his genuine love for his family and teammates is what I always remember. Luke’s family is special to me, and they will continually be in my heart and in my prayers during this difficult time.”

A simply awful development and tragic event in the football world. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Knox family during this terrible time. 

Luke's cause of death is not yet known.