Former Titans Tight End Frank Wycheck Dies at Age 52

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   December 11, 2023   Update on : December 11, 2023

Frank Wycheck

Maryland football standout Frank Wycheck, one of the most popular Titans in team history, has passed away at the age of 52.

He breathed his last at his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hours after he fell inside his TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning,” according to a statement from his family. The legacy consulting firm released the statement.

Wycheck was found Saturday afternoon, his family said Sunday “with great sadness.

Frank Wycheck leaves behind two daughters — Deanna and Madison, both married and three grandchildren, Leo, Stevie, and August.

His family will follow Wycheck’s wishes to work with experts for ongoing brain injury (TBI) and CTE research. The family is yet to schedule funeral services.

Born October 14, 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wycheck played for the Terps from 1990-92 before going on to have a successful 11-year NFL career.

Wycheck was famously part of the legendary “Music City Miracle” in one of the first games of the playoffs after the 1999 season.

He acquired 134 receptions while at Maryland, the most by a tight end and seventh most all-time in school history by any player. Both in 1990 and 1991, he led the Terps in total receptions.

Wycheck had 1,183 career receiving yards at Maryland and 14 catches against Virginia Tech in 1990.

Wycheck who reached the NFL as a sixth-round pick by Washington, was later signed by the Houston Oilers in 1995. Later, the team moved to Tennessee.

He ended his NFL career over 155 games where he earned 505 receptions, 5,126 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Wycheck ranked fourth all-time among tight ends behind Shannon Sharpe (815), Ozzie Newsome (662) and Kellen Winslow (541).

The game star was named to the Pro Bowl three times at the time of his retirement.

Wycheck, also a member of the Titans Ring of Honor, retired from the NFL in 2003. He gained entry into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

He did color commentary for Titans Radio after his playing career and was a popular sports talk radio host for 104.5-FM.


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