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Ex-Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dies at 86

Former Seahawks, Bills Coach Chuck Knox Dies At 86; Tributes Pour In

Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Chuck Knox died Saturday at age 86.

Chuck Knox Dead At 86

According to the Seattle Times, Knox had been diagnosed with dementia. In his 22 seasons in the NFL, Knox coached the Seahawks (1983-91), the Buffalo Bills (1978-82) and the Los Angeles Rams (1973-77, 1992-94).

Knox boasts the second-most victories of any coach in Seahawks history, according to ESPN. He led the team to a 80-63 overall record. Knox was named the AP Coach of the Year in 1973, 1980 and 1984, and was nicknamed “Ground Chuck” for his run-heavy offenses.

Only former coach Mike Holmgren (86-74) has more wins in Seattle’s franchise history.

The Seahawks released the following statement on the former coach’s death:

Knox led his teams to the postseason 11 times, and went 7-11. He even helped lead the Seahawks to the AFC Championship Game in 1983.

Among the stars who played under Knox were running back Curt Warner and two Hall of Famers: wide receiver Steve Largent and safety Kenny Easley.

Here are more tributes to Knox from around the NFL:

Knox was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor in 2005.

 

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Written by Pablo Mena