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Buffalo Bills Tight End Dawson Knox Reflects on Recent Death of His Brother Luke: ‘God’s Got Him’

Photo from Dawson Knox’s Instagram

Buffalo Bills Tight End Dawson Knox Reflects on Recent Death of His Brother Luke: ‘God’s Got Him’

By Movieguide® Staff

Ahead of the 2022 NFL season, Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox reflected on the loss of his brother, Luke, the upcoming season, and how he puts his faith in God.

Luke died on Aug. 17, and the Bills held a moment of silence in his honor at their preseason game on Aug. 20.

“[I] really felt a lot of love and support over the last few weeks with my brother, my family has been very thankful, and just everybody in Buffalo has been incredible,” Knox said. “The amount of texts I’ve gotten, the messages, the posts. The moment of silence for the preseason game. It’s just been everything that I expected out of Buffalo and more because this city’s incredible, it’s meant the world to me.”

Knox said that football has helped him process the loss of his brother.

“Just getting back up here, getting in the routine, seeing all my teammates, seeing my coaches, definitely from a distraction standpoint it’s great, too,” he said. “But it’s also very therapeutic just doing what I love with the guys that I love. I know that my brother would want it that way, too. He wants me to give everything I got.”

Last year, Knox had a career season with 49 receptions, 587 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns, almost leading his team to the AFC championship game.

As Knox looks to build off the previous season’s success, he puts his faith in Christ.

“In a world that has so much hate, all we can do is choose love every day,” Knox told a local TV station WKBW. “I’m a big Christian, so I think that love is the most important trait we can have, whether that’s just smiling and saying ‘hi’ to someone or actually loving someone and bringing them food, bringing them a little bit of joy in a time that’s so tough right now. Love is the most important thing that we can do. Love God and love others.”

Knox’s faith has also helped him through the death of his brother.

“Luke is not lost, because we know exactly where he is,” Knox wrote in a recent post. “God’s got him, and I know I’ll be seeing him again one day. Luke’s legacy will continue [to] live on through all the lives he’s impacted in incredible ways. This isn’t a goodbye, it’s just a see you later. I love you Luke.”

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