Last Updated on September 6, 2023, 8:41 am
Former NFL Wide Receiver Mike Williams Dies at 36 in Construction Site Accident.
On Tuesday, Buffalo native and former NFL wide receiver Mike Williams passed away at 39. Spectrum News reported that he could not survive injuries caused by an accident at a construction site. The news of his tragic death has left the football community grieving.
He was born in Florida on January 4, 1984. He impacted the football field greatly while being a student at Syracuse University. He had been a very talented player and led the team with 461 receiving yards in 2006.
Recently, he earned acknowledgment as an all-Big East selection but faced suspension for academic reasons in 2008. The setbacks did not stop him, and he performed brilliantly in 2009 by catching 49 passes for 846 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games.
He later quit due to a car accident, but the NFL got this skilled player back by selecting him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He stood second in the Rookie season as Offensive Rookie of the Year.
The Buccaneers rewarded him with a substantial contract extension worth nearly $40, but he just played six games because of injuries. Later on, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills, making him spend one season there.
He collected 223 receptions for 3089 yards and 26 touchdowns. The football community respected him, and despite many personal issues and the loss of his parents, he worked harder and remained a dedicated player.
He was a very passionate guy who never let his difficulties overcome the sportsman spirit he had.
For his dedication to the game, he was loved by many and earned the recognition he deserved.
Mike Williams’ Net worth
It is estimated that in 2023, Mike Williams had a net worth of $1.5 million.
His sudden death has left the community, and he can’t mourn for the significant loss. His talent and perseverance can never be forgotten. Many fans have shared links to his last video and cherished his legacy.
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