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Former 49ers assistant battling life-threatening injuries from bicycle accident in Bay Area


© Kirby Lee | 2019 Aug 1


New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp, 58, is battling life threatening injuries after being involved in a bicycle accident on Saturday near his home in Danville, CA.

Knapp was struck by a motorist at a busy intersection at approximately 2:49 p.m., according to the San Ramon Police Department.

Knapp was a 49ers assistant coach from 1997-2003, and played for the 49ers as a quarterback from 1992-94. Over his 25 year career as an assistant coach in the NFL Knapp coached the likes of Peyton Manning and Steve Young.

“Greg is such an amazing individual it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family,” said New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh, who recently hired Knapp. “Greg’s fun nature, kind disposition, and wealth of knowledge has allowed him to make genuine connections with all of our coaches, players and staff since he has been here. I ask that you keep him in your prayers as we all pull for him to recover from this horrific accident.”

The Knapp family said, “Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life can be felt in all his interactions with people. He is our rock and biggest supporter, pushing us to all strive to better ourselves each day with constant love and inspiration. While many know him for his achievements as a coach, his impact as a father and husband are far greater. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. We are sincerely thankful to all those who have continued to reach out and provide support — it has meant the world to us. We ask that you continue to pray for Greg and our family during this time.”

 

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