Former Ole Miss and current FIU linebacker, Luke Knox, dies suddenly on Tuesday

Updated: Sep 18


In a rash of 2022 off-season deaths, Knox is the third college football to die this off-season. No cause of death has been release as of yet.


Florida International University linebacker Luke Knox was found dead in a dorm room on campus. The school confirmed the news on Wednesday.


"We are saddened by the sudden passing of Luke Knox, a member of the FIU football program," the school said in a statement. "We send our thoughts and prayers to Luke's family, friends and teammates during this difficult time. Coaches and support staff have been reaching out to our football family and will continue to do so to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need."


A transfer from Ole Miss, Knox saw action in seven games recording 11 tackles, two-for-loss, and one fumble recovery.

Mike MacIntyre, FIU's first-year head coach, was Knox's defensive coordinator for the Rebels of Ole Miss.


"Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow we feel because of the passing of our teammate and friend, Luke Knox," said MacIntyre. "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 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."


He was a three-star recruit out of Brentwood Academy High School in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Knox is the younger brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, who played for Ole Miss from 2016-18.