Former NFL Player Frank Wycheck’s Shocking Cause Of Death Revealed

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Former NFL player Frank Wycheck, who played for the Tennessee Titans, died on Saturday. He was 52 years old.

"It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Wycheck has confirmed his death," a statement from the family read. "Born Frank John Wycheck on October 14, 1971, he passed away in his home on Saturday, December 8, 2023 at the age of 52.

Frank Wycheck's Cause Of Death Revealed

Former NFL Player Frank Wycheck's Shocking Cause Of Death Revealed

"At this time, it appears Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning. He was found unresponsive that afternoon," the statement read. Wycheck did have lingering head issues sustained in his football career.

When in the NFL, Wycheck caught 482 passes for 4,958 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Oilers/Titans franchise. He was voted to the Pro Bowl three times, in 1998, 1999, and 2000.

Fans instantly expressed their condolences by sharing statements such as, "This is awful. Seems he and they may have known something wasn’t right mentally. Hate that he passed away in this manner… awful" and "Such sad news this morning…"

Another took to social media to share, "So sad to hear. He was one of my all-time favorite Titans players. Thoughts and prayers to both his family and friends."

The Washington Oilers selected Wycheck in the sixth round of the 1993 draft out of Maryland, but they released him in 1995.

One NFL fan commented on the passing of the NFL tight end, "Wow. So sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and his family."

Meanwhile, another expressed, "This is awful news. Prayers to his family and friends. Titans LEGEND."

Wycheck is best known for one of the most famous plays in NFL history, the "Music City Miracle," which took place on January 8, 2000, at the end of an AFC wild-card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills had taken a 16-15 lead on a field goal with 16 seconds remaining in the playoff game. On the kickoff return, Wycheck threw a lateral pass across the field to wide receiver/kick returner Kevin Dyson. Dyson then ran 75 yards to score the winning touchdown.

Other fans shared videos of Wycheck on social media to remember the late NFL player. "Frank Wycheck gave us one of the greatest moments in #Titans history. RIP," one fan wrote alongside a video of Wycheck's famous game-winning play.

Another also shared a video of the play, writing, "The Music City Miracle (Bills vs. Titans- January 8, 2000). One of the most memorable plays in #NFL history. RIP Frank Wycheck."

Another shared a photo, writing, "Breaks my heart that Eddie is the only one still living from this picture of Titans legends. RIP Frank Wycheck."

Wycheck Family Will Work With Professionals For CTE Research

Former NFL Player Frank Wycheck's Shocking Cause Of Death Revealed

"The family, per his wishes, plans to work with experts for on-going brain injury (TB) and CTE research," the statement read.

The statement concludes with, "The Wycheck family appreciates the love and support they've received, but asks the public to please respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Wycheck is survived by two daughters, Deanna and Madison and his grandchildren, Leo, Stevie and August.