The Buffalo Bills are mourning along with Dawson Knox after hearing that his brother Luke has passed away at just 22 years old.

It was shocking news to wake up to today as the Buffalo Bills acknowledged that Dawson Knox is now mourning the death of his 22 year old brother.

The news originally came from Florida International University.  Luke Knox was a player there.

FIU Head Coach Mike Macintyre put out a statement that read:

"Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox.  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. He had a special way of making everyone around him feel comfortable and confident.  Luke's family is special to me, and they will continually be in my heart and in my prayers during this difficult time.  On behalf of the entire FIU football family, I extend sincere condolences to Luke's family and all who love him." - Mike Macintyre, FIU head football coach

The importance of family to Dawson became apparent earlier this year when an episode of "Buffalo Bills Embedded" focused on Dawson and his life back at home. It was an episode that really showed a different side of the touchdown catching tight end.

There's no question that Knox is a beloved player on this team and will continue to be loved.

No cause of death was given in any of the statements provided.

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