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Frank Wycheck, Former Tennessee Titans Star, Dead at 52

Frank Wycheck, Former Tennessee Titans Star, Dead at 52

Frank Wycheck, the former tight end for the Tennessee Titans, has passed away at the age of 52. Wycheck’s death was confirmed by his family via a statement released by the Titans on their official website.

“It appears Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning. He was found unresponsive that afternoon,” the statement reads.

Wycheck had an impressive 11-season career in the NFL from 1993 to 2003. Beginning with two seasons in Washington, he joined the Houston Oilers in 1995. He stayed with the franchise through its transition to the Tennessee Titans in 1997 until the end of his playing days.

A three-time Pro Bowler from 1998 to 2000, Wycheck achieved All-Pro status in 2000. One of his most memorable moments was during the “Music City Miracle,” a legendary kickoff return for a touchdown in the 1999 playoffs against the Buffalo Bills. Wycheck’s pivotal lateral pass to receiver Kevin Dyson resulted in a 75-yard touchdown — securing a wild-card win for the Titans.

Remembering Tennessee Titan Great Frank Wycheck

Wycheck concluded his career with impressive stats. He amassed 505 receptions for 5,126 yards and 28 touchdowns. He led the Titans in receiving for three seasons from 1999 to 2001. During those seasons, he primarily caught passes from MVP quarterback Steve McNair.

Following his retirement as a player, Wycheck transitioned to a career in sports broadcasting. He served as a radio broadcaster for Titans games and hosted a sports talk show in Nashville.

His legacy extends beyond the field. He left an indelible mark on the Titans and the NFL community.