Former wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs Devon Wylie is dead at age 35, according to a statement on social media from his family on Monday.
“We wanted to make this post so people who knew and loved Devon could learn of his passing because we don’t have the capacity to reach out to everyone in this hard time,” the post read. “There are no words to express the sadness that comes from losing a brother, dear friend and an amazing uncle. Devon had so much love and joy to give. Always making people laugh and entertaining us with his football skills, guitar jams, silly jokes and voices, back-flip tricks, fun banter Star Wars obsession chat, Halo nights and not to mention his beautiful smile. We will miss him always.”
The family did not disclose a cause of death for Wylie.
Wylie only played six games for the Chiefs in 2012 before being traded to the Tennessee Titans, where he played two games.
He then bounced around to several other teams for short stints before he finished his professional football career with the Canadian Football League in 2016.
Before playing professionally, Wylie spent five seasons at Fresno State, where he had 98 catches for 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in his career.
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