Tragic Incident Leads to Mike Williams’ Sudden Death at 36
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Mike Williams’ death shocked his fans and teammates. May he rest in peace.
Williams’ agent Hadley Engelhard told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Engelhard said: “He will be missed. He fought hard his whole life. Prayers to his family.”
A report that Williams passed away circulated widely last week but reports later confirmed Mike was on life support in a Tampa-area hospital September 6.
A steel beam reportedly landed on Williams’ head in Hillsborough County, Florida, earlier this month. The impact led to a laceration that became infected, and Mike was placed into an induced coma upon being hospitalized.
Williams was reportedly surviving and responsive after being removed from a ventilator on September 8.
“He goes hard in everything he does. He doesn’t give up easily at all,” Tierney Lyle, the mother of his 8-year-old daughter, said on Thursday.
This came after Lyle reported that he was “mostly unresponsive” during a visit two days prior. She noted that Mike woke up when he heard her and their daughter, Mya, speaking to him, but he was crying and unable to move.
Williams played high school football and basketball before attending Syracuse. He was a standout wide receiver for three seasons.
An all-around athlete, he even had a short stint with the Syracuse basketball team during the 2007 season. But that year was Wulliams’ career-best on the football field, during which he recorded 837 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.
In 2009, Williams followed it up with 746 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
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Details of Mike Williams’ Death Cause Released
Injury from a construction accident is identified as Mike Williams’ death cause at 36. He died Tuesday morning after he was taken off life support at a Tampa, Florida, hospital.
His NFL career began in 2010 when Tampa Bay selected Mike in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. He went on to play four dominant seasons with the Bucs.
In 2013, Mike signed a five-year extension with the Buccaneers and had a string of off-field issues before he was finally traded to the Bills in the 2014 offseason.
Williams played the 2014 season, his last in the NFL, with his hometown team. The talented player retired with 223 catches for 3,089 yards and 26 touchdowns.
The Buccaneers issued a statement Tuesday: “We are saddened to hear of the untimely death of Mike Williams, which has left our organization, his former teammates and fans with heavy hearts.
“We send out deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones as they mourn this tragedy.”
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