NFL coach Greg Knapp — who was struck by a automotive whereas using his bike over the weekend — succumbed to his accidents on Thursday, his household introduced. He was 58 years outdated.
As we beforehand reported, Knapp and a automobile collided on a highway in San Ramon, CA. at round 2:49 PM on Saturday … and coach was rushed to a close-by hospital with “main accidents.”
Knapp tragically didn’t survive the accident … with the Knapp household sharing the devastating information in an announcement.
“Right this moment at 11:32 am PST, Greg Knapp (aka Knapper) was referred to as again residence to Heaven, the place he will probably be reunited along with his Dad.”
Knapp was instantly rendered unconscious after the accident … and by no means regained consciousness.
“These of us who have been so blessed to have identified him, know that he would have wished even this second to be a teachable one,” the household continued. “So that is it … ‘Reside daily as if it is your final, and love these round you prefer it will not final!'”
Knapp was beloved within the league — he coached superstars like Steve Younger, Carson Palmer, Mike Vick, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan since becoming a member of the league in 1995 … and had been working with rookie QB Zach Wilson this offseason after becoming a member of Robert Saleh‘s employees because the passing sport coordinator.
He gained a Tremendous Bowl because the QB coach with the Denver Broncos in 2016.
Clancy Barone — who coached alongside Knapp with the Atlanta Falcons and Broncos — shared an emotional tribute to his good friend of 40 years … saying, “Faculty teammate. Finest good friend within the teaching occupation.”
“We at all times made certain our lockers have been subsequent to one another throughout out teaching journey … together with 2 Tremendous Bowls!!!”
“Knapper … one among a sort in additional methods than we are able to rely.”
Jets head coach Robert Saleh added … “Greg had such an inside peace about him that folks at all times appeared to gravitate in the direction of.”
“He lived life in a loving method that helped him join with individuals from all walks of life in a singular method. In his brief time right here, I imagine the individuals on this group had an opportunity to expertise that connection.”
Knapp was surrounded by his mom, spouse, brother and three daughters within the hospital.