Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
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Chuck Knox Cause Of Death: How Did Chuck Die?

Chuck Knox Cause Of Death: How Did Chuck Die?

Knox was a three-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year (1973, 1980, 1984) and was inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor on September 25, 2005.

While Knox is believed to have passed away this past Saturday, March 12, 2018, news of his death was not announced to the public until the following Sunday.

Knox, who was nicknamed "Ground Chuck" because of his preference for attacking via the ground game, was responsible for the first division title in Seahawks history as well as their first playoff win. His 80 victories with Seattle are second to Mike Holmgren's 86.


"His presence projected an external toughness, but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players", the team said in a statement. "He was one of the great influencers not only in football, but in life". He recorded a 186-147 record in the regular season and 7-11 in the playoffs. After a similar stint with the Lions, he was named head coach of the Rams in 1973 and the Bills in 1978.

Chuck Knox, who began and later ended his 22-year National Football League head-coaching career as coach of the Rams, died Saturday at the age of 86, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. "He always took the time to know each player well enough that he could talk to each player and hit their hot buttons".

"During that time, I thought what I really wanted to do was coach and not go into the academic area", Knox told the AP in a 2005 interview. While the legendary coach started his time with the Bills going 5-11, Knox led Buffalo to an 11-5 season and the AFC East Title in 1980. "The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans".

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