Dead at 36: Reports of Former Buccaneers WR Mike Williams’ Passing

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Spectrum News 1 in Buffalo says that NFL wide receiver and former Syracuse star Mike Williams died after being hurt in a building accident.

He was 36 years old.

According to a GoFundMe page created in Williams’s honor by his fiancée Latrina Moore, he was fatally injured on the job on September 1 when a steel beam struck him in the head.

Former teammate Gerald McCoy tweeted on X (previously Twitter) about how “dang man hurts my heart” after hearing the news about their former teammate and brother Mike Williams from the Buccaneers’ 2010 rookie class.

According to his colleagues, he is “always lively, a source of humor in the dressing room, and a phenomenal player!” I am praying for his peers and loved ones.

However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recognized his potential and selected him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He played for the Orange for three years and ended up with 133 receptions, 2,044 receiving yards, and 20 receiving scores, which put him seventh in school history.

Before joining Buffalo, he spent four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He set the team’s record for receptions (65) and headed the team in receiving yards (964) as a rookie. With 11 touchdowns, he led the team in scoring, and his excellent performance let him finish second in votes for Offensive Rookie of the Year behind Sam Bradford.

He was a free agent for the whole time except for the first six games of the 2015 season.

Williams’ 20 touchdowns at Syracuse tied him for second all-time, trailing only Marvin Harrison’s 21.

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