SAN RAMON, CA – New York Jets passing specialist Greg Knapp is in critical condition after a car hit him while cycling in the San Francisco Bay Area , Denver 9News first reported.
San Ramon Police Lt. Tami Williams told 9News the department will share updates on its social media accounts when new details become available. No updates have been posted at the time of writing.
Knapp’s family thanked people for their support and joined coach Robert Saleh in asking for prayers in a statement released by the Jets on Tuesday. Saleh called the accident a “horrible accident”.
“Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life is reflected in all of his interactions with people. He is our rock and our greatest supporter, inspiring us all to strive to improve ourselves every day with a love and a constant inspiration, ”said his family. . “Although many know him for his accomplishments as a coach, his impact as a father and husband is far greater. We are so lucky to have him in our lives.”
Knapp grew up in the town of Seal Beach, Southern California, and was a quarterback at California State University, Sacramento from 1982 to 1985, according to his Jets biography. He coached at his alma mater before starting his career in the National Football League and coached quarterbacks and offensive linemen for the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Raiders Oakland, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons before joining the Jets this year.
“Greg is such an amazing person, it’s hard to imagine the challenge he and his family face,” Saleh said. “Greg’s fun nature, kindness and wealth of knowledge has allowed him to truly bond with all of our coaches, players and staff since he’s been here.”