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Former Tennessee Titans Frank Wycheck passed away

Forever Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck passed away on Saturday. He was 52 years old.

According to the family, Wycheck fell in his home and hit his head Saturday morning. Later in the day, he was found unresponsive.


“At this time, it appears Frank Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning,” the family statement read. “He was found unresponsive that afternoon. Wycheck moved to Chattanooga, TN, this past summer to be closer to his family. He leaves behind two adult daughters, Deanna and Madison, both married, and three grandchildren - Leo, Stevie, and August. The Wycheck family appreciates the love and support they’ve received but asks the public to please respect their privacy during this difficult time."


Washington selected Wycheck in the sixth round of the 1993 draft. He was claimed by the Titans off of waivers in 1995 after Washington released him. He had 505 receptions for 5,216 yards and 28 touchdowns in his career. At the time of his retirement in 2003, his 505 receptions were ranked fourth all-time among tight ends behind Shannon Sharpe(815), Ozzie Newsome(662), and Kellen Winslow(541).


The tight end led the Titans in receiving in three consecutive years(1999-2001). Wycheck also threw the ball six times, completing five passes for 148 yards, two touchdowns, and a passer rating of 158.3. He was also a three-time Pro Bowler.


After retiring, Wycheck did color commentary for Titans Radio and was a sports talk radio host in Nashville. In 2013, he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the Titans Ring of Honor.


Rest in Peace, Frank Wycheck, you will be missed.


(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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