February 29, 2024

Frank Wycheck, a Tennessee Titans legend, died Saturday on the age of 52, in keeping with the Titans web site. 

“At the moment, it seems Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN, house and hit his head on Saturday morning,” reads a press release from the household and Wycheck’s PR workforce. “He was discovered unresponsive that afternoon.” 

Tight finish Frank Wycheck #89 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball in the course of the recreation in opposition to the Houston Texans on December 21, 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  The Titans gained 27-24.    (Brian Bahr/Getty Photos)

The household plans to “work with consultants for on-going mind harm (TBI) and CTE analysis.” 

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After his enjoying profession got here to an finish, Wycheck did coloration commentary for Titans radio and was a neighborhood sports activities speak radio host. Wycheck was inducted within the Tennessee Sports activities Corridor of Fme in 2013. 

An official assertion is anticipated from the workforce sooner or later immediately, per the Titans web site. 

Wycheck performed 11 years within the NFL, spending eight of these with the Houston Oilers and the Tennessee Titans. 

Frank Wycheck of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball in opposition to the Raiders on Jan. 19, 2003, on the Community Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Sporting Information by way of Getty Photos by way of Getty Photos)

He completed his profession with 505 catches for five,126 yards and 28 touchdowns. 

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He’s most identified for his position within the “Music Metropolis Miracle,” when he threw a lateral throughout the sector to Kevin Dyson, who went 75 yards for a landing to defeat the Buffalo Payments within the 1999 AFC wild card recreation. 

Wycheck retired on the age of 32 after a variety of concussions contributed to him calling it quits. 

Frank Wycheck plays against the Steelers

Tennessee Titans’ Frank Wycheck celebrates a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Nashville, Jan. 11, 2003. (Simon Bruty/Sports activities Illustrated by way of Getty Photos )

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“I did every little thing I got down to do and way more,” Wycheck stated at his retirement press convention, per the Titans web site. “From a man who wasn’t even alleged to be in a coaching camp, not to mention to the place I ended up, I’m really proud and I couldn’t ask for something extra. It’s been a really nice experience.”

Wycheck leaves behind two grownup daughters and three grandchildren.