Devon Wylie, former NFL player for Chiefs and Titans, dead at 35
Devon Wylie, a former NFL wide receiver who played for the and Tennessee Titans, has died, his family and his alma mater Fresno State said Tuesday. He was 35.
made the announcement of Wylie’s death on X.
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"Forever a Bulldog," the school’s football account wrote. "Our thoughts are with the Wylie family during this difficult time."
Former teammates told KFSN-TV that Wylie had died. Wylie’s brother, Doug, also confirmed his brother’s passing on social media, according to the station.
"I can’t believe this but that said this is a tremendous loss," Fresno State special teams coordinator John Baxter wrote on X. "Being someone’s Coach is a blessing beyond words and a hardwired lifetime relationship. This is a tragic loss beyond words. What a great Bulldog, brother, son and teammate. We love you Devon Wylie! Bulldog Born…"
A cause of death was not given.
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Wylie was a standout receiver and special teams player at Fresno State. He had 98 receptions for 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had two punt-return touchdowns in his senior season, earning him a third-team All-American selection before he decided to turn pro.
The Chiefs selected Wylie in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He appeared in six games for the Chiefs and returned five punts for 26 yards and nine kick returns for 191 yards. He also had six catches for 53 yards.
He was released before the start of the 2013 season and bounced around a few practice squads before signing with . He made two appearances for the Titans.
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From 2013 to 2015, Wylie spent more time on several teams’ practice squads but never appeared in an NFL game again. He spent nearly two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 2016 and 2017.