DANVILLE (CBS13) — A former San Francisco 49ers assistant coach and Sacramento State football star has died after he was struck by a vehicle while on a bicycle near his Danville home over the weekend.
Greg Knapp, who was set to be an assistant coach for the New York Jets this upcoming season, was stricken by a vehicle at around 2:50 p.m. Saturday near the corner of Dougherty and Bollinger Canyon Roads.READ MORE: Could Mask Mandates Drive Business To Surrounding Counties Who Don't Have One?
He was rushed to the nearby San Ramon Regional Medical Center and then rushed to the trauma unit at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Earlier in the week, Knapp’s family asked fans to keep him in their prayers.
On Friday, word broke that Knapp had died from his injuries.READ MORE: 'It Meant The World To Me': Oakdale Officer Thanks Citizens Who Helped Him After Hit-And-Run
In a statement, the Sacramento State head football coach paid tribute to Knapp.
“Greg was not only a great former Hornet player and coach, but one of the kindest and most generous people that I’ve ever known,” Troy Taylor said.
The 58-year-old Knapp was a standout athlete at Sacramento State University before moving over the coaching side. His NFL coaching career included stints with the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders, Seahawks, Texans, and Broncos.MORE NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Sued By Federal Government Over Alleged Medicare Fraud
He’s survived by his wife and three daughters.