Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86

Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

The Rams issued the following statement on his passing.

Former Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks head coach Chuck Knox waits on the bench before he is honored at halftime by the Seahawks on September 24 2005. His presence projected an external toughness but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players.

He was nicknamed "Ground Chuck" for his emphasis on the run game.

Knox's granddaughter, Lee Ann, confirmed his death Sunday morning on Twitter. "He was a real players' coach, and you can't say that about every head coach in the National Football League, but you could definitely say it about Chuck Knox".

Knox spent the first five years of his head coaching career with the Rams, going 54-15-1 from 1973-77.

Chuck Knox, left, shakes palms with then-Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren after the franchise's final recreation on the Kingdome in December 1999.

He went on to be a high school coach, before moving onto colleges.

A Pennsylvania native, Knox broke into professional soccer in 1963, when he was employed to be the offensive line coach for the AFL's New York Jets. Pete Carroll is third with 79.

'Embracing this man was a moment I have never forgotten.

After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986.

Chuck was known to be a coach that wanted the best for his players and taught them that football was more than a sport. "He always took the time to know each player well enough that he could talk to each player and hit their hot buttons".

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. I'll miss you forever. I will treasure you forever. "No one else will ever compare".

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