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  • Corey Knox, a graduate of JFK High School and UB, signed with the Bills on Dec. 30. Photo by Paul Hokanson/
JFK grad Knox remembers roots, signs with Bills
Date: 2015-01-08
Corey Knox has always been inspired by Tim Russert.Knox, a 2007 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Cheektowaga, didn’t know the late Buffalo native and “Meet the Press” host personally. But when he was in high school, someone important to Knox bought him a t-shirt on which a famous Russert quote — one that resonated with him as soon as he read it — is printed.“The quote is, ‘No matter where you go or what you do, never forget where you came from,’” the 25-year-old said by phone on Tuesday.Knox has long been fueled by those words. They’ve pushed him to excel in nearly every athletic endeavor he’s tackled and they’ve served as a reminder to him to stay humble and remember his roots.And there’s no doubt that he’s done both of those things.Last week, Knox’s lifelong dream was realized and his hard work validated when he inked a reserve/future contract with the Buffalo Bills. A lengthy phone conversation with the newly signed NFL fullback revealed that not only does he remember where...
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