Award-Winning Sports Icon, Hall of Famer Dies After Suffering from Dementia

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018

NFL fans are devastated after news broke about a legendary sports icon's death over Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday evening, May 12th, coach Chuck Knox sadly passed away at 86 years old.

According to ESPN, he died after suffering from dementia. It is unclear how long Knox had been dealing with the disease.

Knox, nicknamed “Ground Chuck” during his coaching career, coached the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Seattle Seahawks before retiring in the mid-1990s. He received several recognitions will all three teams.

In 2005, he was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor. He also received the AP Coach of the Year Award with each team in the years 1973, 1980, and 1984 among several other awards, reported Fox News.

Several other members of the NFL, including the organizations he coached for, and football fans paid a tribute to the late coach on social media.

Please keep Chuck Knox’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time. In other recent news, Ivanka Trump stunned in classy attire at the US embassy ceremony in Jerusalem.

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