Former NFL receiver Mike Williams, who had 26 touchdown receptions in his five-year career, mostly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died after a construction accident in the Tampa area. He was 36.
Williams suffered a “massive head injury” when a beam fell on his head, causing swelling of his brain and spine with near-complete paralysis, the father wrote. He “passed out” on September 1, had trouble breathing, and “never regained consciousness.”
“Damn, my heart breaks to see the news of my former teammate and Buccaneers draft class brother Mike Williams,” said former Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy wrote on X. “Always great energy, brought joy and laughter to the dressing room and a great player!! Prayers and blessings to his family!!”