‘Music City Miracle’ Legend Frank Wychek Dead at 52

Frank Wiczek, a longtime tight end for the Tennessee Titans, died Saturday at the age of 52, his family announced in a statement.

Wychek suffered a fall at his home Saturday morning and was found unresponsive later that day, his family said.

“At this time, it appears that Frank Wycheck suffered a fall and hit his head on Saturday morning inside his Chattanooga, Tennessee, home,” the statement said. “He was found unresponsive that afternoon. Mr. Wycheck moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, this summer to be closer to his family. He has two adult daughters, Deanna and Madison. She leaves behind three grandchildren: Leo, Stevie, and August.

Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck #89 runs with the ball during an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Coliseum on September 8, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Wycheck had a long career in the NFL, but is best remembered as the player who started the Music City Miracle that led the Titans to their only Super Bowl appearance in 2000.

Wycheck was a sixth-round pick by Washington in 1993 and joined the Oilers in 1995 after being released,” Pro Football Talk said. report. “He remained with the team until transferring to Tennessee and retired as a member of the team after the 2003 season.”



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