Former Titans tight end Frank Wycheck dies at 52

 December 12, 2023

The NFL world lost a true legend this week.

According to Fox News, legendary Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck died at age 52, according to the team's website.

Wycheck, who spent 11 seasons playing in the NFL, was remembered most for his miraculous play that took the team to its first-ever Super Bowl win in 2000.

Given those circumstances, Wycheck was known in the sports world as the "Music City Miracle," and is still remembered fondly for the unbelievable play he pulled off to help take his team to the championship.

"RIP, Frank Wycheck. This is one of the most iconic plays in NFL history. I was there almost 24 years ago in the left corner north end zone where Kevin Dyson scored. And it was definitely a lateral," Clay Travis wrote on X.Β 

Wycheck ultimately retired after a string of head injuries, and would later be employed as a beloved broadcaster.

"I did everything I set out to do and much more," Wycheck said at his retirement press conference. "From a guy who wasn't even supposed to be in a training camp, let alone to where I ended up, I'm truly proud and I couldn't ask for anything more. It's been a truly great ride.

Given his legendary status and his role in the Titan's victory that year, he was remembered fondly across social media by current and former players, and fans around the world.

"Incredible play by Frankie and the whole Titans special teams. I was there on the north side, Sec 107, where the visitors come out. I kept the ticket stub," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "A play of perfection!, we will never see this again!, so sad, I conversed with Frank several times over the years, he was always very gracious and just easy to talk to, not many people of that stature left in society!!, God Bless Clay!!!"

Clearly, Wycheck's contributions to the game off and on the field will be fondly remembered.