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Legendary Titans tight end Frank Wycheck dead at 52

Frank Wycheck tennessee titans The legend died Saturday at the age of 52, according to the Titans' website.

“On Saturday morning, Wycheck appears to have fallen and hit his head inside his Chattanooga, Tennessee, home,” the family and Wycheck's public relations team said in a statement. “He was found unresponsive that afternoon.”

Former Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck runs onto the field before a game against the San Diego Chargers at LP Field in Nashville on September 22, 2013. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The family plans to “work with experts for ongoing brain injury (TBI) and CTW research.”

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According to the Titans' website, an official statement is expected to be released by the team at some point today.

Wycheck played for 11 years Eight of those innings were spent in the NFL with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans.

Frank Wycheck running with the ball

Frank Wycheck of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during a game against the Raiders at Network Associates Coliseum on January 19, 2003 in Oakland, California. (Sports News, via Getty Images, via Getty Images)

He finished his career with 505 catches, 5,126 yards, and 28 touchdowns.

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He is best known for his role in “Miracle in Music City,” where he threw a lateral across the field to Kevin Dyson, who scored a 75-yard touchdown to defeat his team. buffalo bills in the 1999 AFC Wild Card Game.

Wycheck retired at age 32. Number of concussions He contributed to calling it quits.

Frank Wycheck plays against the Steelers.

Frank Wycheck of the Tennessee Titans celebrates their victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 11, 2003 in Nashville. (Simon Brutie/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

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“I did everything I set out to do and more,” Wycheck said at his retirement press conference, according to the Titans' website. I'm really proud of it and couldn't have asked for anything more. It was a really great ride. ”

Wychek is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren.

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