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Former NFL coach Chuck Knox dies
Monday May 14, 2018 12:00am

(SEATTLE) - Chuck Knox, who has the second-most victories of any coach in Seattle Seahawks history and who also coached the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills, died at age 86 after suffering from dementia. The Seahawks on Sunday confirmed the news of Knox's death. Nicknamed "Ground Chuck" for his teams' run-first offenses, Knox went 80-63 during the regular season over nine years as Seattle's coach. His debut season with the Seahawks in 1983 was highlighted by the first playoff appearance in franchise history; Seattle advanced to the AFC Championship Game against the Raiders with a road upset of Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins in the divisional round. Knox is the only head coach in the Seahawks' Ring of Honor, having been inducted in 2005. His 80 victories with Seattle are second to Mike Holmgren's 86. Pete Carroll is third with 79. In a statement, the Seahawks said they are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, and their deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Shirley, and the entire Knox family. Current Seattle coach Pete Carroll along with Jack Youngblood and Brian Bosworth, who both played under Know, were among those who paid tribute to the coach on Twitter. Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Knox compiled a regular-season record of 186-147-1 and went 7-11 in the playoffs during his 22 seasons as a head coach. He coached the Rams (54-15-1) from 1973 to 1977, the Bills (37-36) from 1978 to 1982, the Seahawks from 1983 to 1991 and the Rams (15-33) again from 1992 to 1994. He was named the AP Coach of the Year in 1973, 1980 and 1984 and also won the UPI version of the award in 1983 and 1984.

Chuck Knox during his time with Seattle (top) and the Los Angeles Rams (bottom) (photos courtesy of AP)
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