Former Buccaneers' Wide Receiver Dies at 36


TAMPA, FL — Somber news came out of Tampa, FL, on Tuesday morning as the news came out that former NFL wide receiver Mike Williams has died. According to his agent, Hadley Engelhard, Williams was taken off life support at a hospital in Tampa following a construction site accident. Williams was 36.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was performing electrical work when he was severely injured and rushed to the hospital. 

He will be missed,” Engelhard said. “He fought hard his whole life. Prayers to his family.”


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Williams

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Williams


The Tampa Bay Bucs selected Williams in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Syracuse University standout finished second in voting for the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in the 2010 season. Williams caught 65 passes for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns during his rookie season for the Bucs.

After four seasons with the Buccaneers, Williams was traded to his hometown to play for the Buffalo Bills. He played a single season before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016. Williams's career totaled 223 receptions for 3089 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Tampa Bay released a statement to express its condolences to Williams’s family.

“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.” the Bucs said. “We send our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones as they mourn this tragedy.”

Williams played in the NFL for seven seasons before he called it quits.

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