Florida International football player Luke Knox has died at 22, the school announced Thursday.

Knox, a local of Brentwood, Tennessee, and the more youthful sibling of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, spent the beyond four seasons at Ole Miss prior to moving to FIU.

Knox, who concentrated on business, kicked the bucket Wednesday night, school authorities said. The reason was not uncovered, however the college said police don't smell a rat.

"Words can't communicate the sincere distress we feel due to the death of our colleague and companion, Luke Knox," FIU mentor Mike MacIntyre said in a proclamation. 

"I had the pleasure of training Luke at Ole Miss and FIU. While I respected his enthusiasm for football, his certified love for his family and partners is what I will constantly recollect. 

He had an extraordinary approach to causing everybody around him to feel great and sure." Knox began two games at linebacker for Ole Miss in 2019, when MacIntyre filled in as protective facilitator.

He played for the most part exceptional groups the beyond two seasons and had 11 handles, two for misfortune, in 2021. "We send our considerations and supplications to Luke's family, companions and colleagues during this troublesome time," FIU sports said in an explanation.

"Mentors and care staff have been contacting our football family and will keep on doing as such to guarantee our understudy competitors have the help they need."

FIU players were recounted Knox's passing late Wednesday. Thursday's training was dropped, and melancholy advisors were acquired to meet with the group and others from the college local area.

Ole Miss mentor Lane Kiffin likewise gave his sympathies in a tweet Thursday morning. "I'm exceptionally thankful for my own relationship and time enjoyed with Luke," Kiffin said.