Former 35 years old NFL wide receiver Devon Wylie Announced Dead

Former 35 years old NFL wide receiver Devon Wylie Announced Dead

Former NFL wide receiver Devon Wylie, known for his stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, passed away at the age of 35.

The announcement of his death came from his family, but the cause was not disclosed.

Wylie had a notable football career, beginning with his time at Granite Bay High School in California and playing at Fresno State from 2007-2011.

During his senior season, he achieved 56 receptions in 13 games and led the Western Athletic Conference in punt return yards per attempt, including two touchdowns against strong opponents like No. 10 Nebraska and No. 5 Boise State.

His skills were showcased further in the East-West Shrine Bowl, where he had four punt returns for 54 yards.

Drafted by the Chiefs

Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL draft, Wylie contributed with six catches in six games.

However, he was released before the 2013 season.

He later played two games with the Tennessee Titans in 2013 but spent the following years on the practice squads of various teams.

“We wanted to make this post so people who knew and loved Devon could learn of his passing because we don’t have the capacity to reach out to everyone in this hard time,” the family statement read.

“There are no words to express the sadness that comes from losing a brother, dear friend and an amazing uncle. Devon had so much love and joy to give.

“Always making people laugh and entertaining us with his football skills, guitar jams, silly jokes and voices, back-flip tricks, fun banter Star Wars obsession chat, Halo nights and not to mention his beautiful smile. We will miss him always.”

Wylie’s last professional football venture was in 2017 when he played in the Canadian Football League (CFL). After his football career, he had been exploring a music career.


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