Tight end Dawson Knox hit a life-altering bump in the road ahead of his upcoming season with the Buffalo Bills. On Aug. 17, his brother Luke Knox passed away unexpectedly.
Further details have yet to be announced and Knox is likely still working through the emotions.
In typical Buffalo fashion, Bills fans quickly supported Knox during his tough time.
Donations of $16.88, a tribute to the jersey numbers of the Knox brothers, were sent to the P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, a nonprofit that services Western New York. Fans raised nearly $95,000 in the first 24 hours, according to the Buffalo News.
Know spoke on the generosity and support he received from western New York. He was thankful but said he truthfully was not surprised.
“It’s more than I could have ever expected,” Knox said via video conference. “But at the same time, it’s weirdly not surprising just because this is such an incredible city with such an incredible fan base and people. And it really truly does feel like home.”
For more from Knox on Buffalo, see the WIVB-TV clip below:
Dawson Knox on the support & donations to the @PUNTpedcancer after his brother Luke passed away: "It's more than I could have ever expected but at the same time it's weirdly not surprising just because this is such an incredible city with such an incredible fan base." pic.twitter.com/Ck4pFI02J0
— Heather Prusak (@haprusak) September 5, 2022