Mike Williams, a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills, has died, the Buccaneers announced Tuesday.
Williams, 36, was hospitalized in the Tampa area after injuring himself while doing electrical work, said his agent, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “We will miss him,” says Enter Sports Management said Hadley Engelhard. “He fought hard his whole life. Prayers to his family.”
Williams was involved in an accident at a construction site. Last week, reports suggested he had died in the incident. Later reports from multiple news outlets indicated that Williams was on life support.
Williams played at Syracuse and led the team with 461 receiving yards as a true freshman in 2006. The following season he was an all-Big East player.
He was a fourth-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2010 and led the team with 964 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns that season. He finished second behind Sam Bradford in the voting for Offensive Rookie of the Year. After scoring nine touchdowns and 996 yards receiving in 2012, the Buccaneers signed him to a six-year, $40.25 million contract.
Williams was traded to the Bills in 2014 and spent one season with the team. His career ended in 2016 when he spent part of the offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/09/12/mike-williams-dies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_homepage Mike Williams dies after a construction accident