May 29, 2024

Former Kansas City Chiefs Player Devon Wylie Dead at 35

After being drafted in 2012, Devon Wylie spent a brief stint with the Kansas City Chiefs as a wide receiver. Sadly, he passed away. He was thirty-five.

Dene Ogles, Wylie’s sister, provided HuffPost with a family statement confirming the news. It read, “There are no words to express the sorrow that Devon’s death has left for all of us. Devon was a loving brother, uncle, friend, teammate, and grandson. His unique gifts both on and off the field, along with his love for the Lord, had a profound impact on a great number of lives.

Ogles stated that they are awaiting the results of an autopsy and that the cause of death is still unknown, requesting “privacy surrounding the matter.”

According to ABC 30 in Fresno, Wylie’s death was announced on social media by a family member, and the publication received confirmation of the news from former teammates.

Wylie played football at California State University in Fresno before being drafted. The school honored the late player on X with the words “Forever a Bulldog.” During this trying time, our thoughts are with the Wylie family.”

In 2012, Wylie was a part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ six regular-season squad. He had six receptions for 53 yards and also returned kicks and punts. After being cut loose in the autumn of 2013, he quickly signed a contract with the Tennessee Titans. Before being released by the team, Wylie participated in two games with them.

After spending several seasons on and off with NFL practice squads, Wylie joined the Toronto Argonauts for nearly two seasons in 2016 and 2017.

In addition to his athletic career, Wylie was a gifted musician. After finding out about the 35-year-old’s passing, painter Krystal Dyer paid tribute to him on Facebook.


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