At the age of 35, a former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver passed away.
The former wideout’s family revealed his passing on Monday, but they withheld the cause of death. A family member said ,
“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,”
“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.”
RIP Devon Wylie 🙏 Forever a Bulldog! 🐶 pic.twitter.com/NjjgRggOGg
— RealFresnoStateFan (@RealFresnoState) November 14, 2023
Wylie, who excelled at Granite Bay High School in California and later at Fresno State, was chosen by the Chiefs in the 2012 NFL Draft. In his first season, he caught six passes in six games for the team.
He was cut before the 2013 campaign began, and he went on to play two games with the Tennessee Titans before spending time on a number of practice squads across the NFL. Prior to his passing, he was pursuing a career in music and had last participated in CFL play in 2017.