Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Former Rams, Bills and Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

Former Rams, Bills and Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

His granddaughter confirmed his passing via Twitter Sunday morning with a heartfelt message.

Regardless of their common season successes, Knox groups routinely got here up brief within the playoffs. Knox also coached the Rams (two different times) and Bills. In his career in Seattle as a coach, he was 80-69 and was inducted into the franchise's Ring of Honor in 2005. He was one of the great influences not only in football, but in life, ' the statement added.

Chuck Knox, who led the Los Angeles Rams to 5 consecutive division titles within the 1970s and later guided the Seattle Seahawks to their first two playoff appearances, has died on the age of 86.

After 1984, Knox coached seven more years in Seattle but only won 10 or more games once, in 1986. From 1973-1977, he coached the Rams. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans, ' the team said.

Knox was a two-way tackle at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, serving as a captain on the school's undefeated 1953 team. He was a high school assistant before moving on to college, at Wake Forest and Kentucky. He served as an assistant coach at Wake Forest and Kentucky, then jumped to the National Football League, where he worked as an offensive line coach for the Jets and Lions until he was hired by the Rams in 1973.

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Chuck was known to be a coach that wanted the best for his players and taught them that football was more than a sport.

"I never had a guy that breathed intensity into a group of men before kickoff as well as he did", said former Rams tackle Jackie Slater, whose Hall of Fame career was bookended by stints under Knox.

The Rams also shared a statement: "We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach and member of the Los Angeles Rams family".

"RIP Popster", she tweeted. You have always been my dad. "I'll miss you forever". I will treasure you forever. "No one else will ever compare".

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