Longtime Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wychek passed away at the age of 52 on Saturday, his family announced in a statement.
According to the family, Wychek fell in his home sometime Saturday morning and was found unresponsive later that day.
“At this time, it appears Frank Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning,” said a statement on paulkuharsky.com. “He was found unresponsive that afternoon. Wycheck moved to Chattanooga, TN, this past summer to be closer to his family. He leaves behind two adult daughters, Deanna and Madison, both married, and three grandchildren – Leo, Stevie, and August.”
Wychek had a long career in the NFL but is best remembered as the player who started the Music City Miracle play that put the Titans in their one and only Super Bowl appearance in 2000.
RIP Frank Wycheck 🙏
Tennessee's "Home Run Throwback" kickoff return in the 1999 AFC Wild Card Game
The "Music City Miracle" pic.twitter.com/cXhQ319qLq
— Kevin Gallagher (@KevG163) December 10, 2023
Wycheck was a 1993 sixth-round pick by Washington and joined the Oilers in 1995 after being released,” Pro Football Talk reports. “He remained with the team through their move to Tennessee and retired as a member of the team after the 2003 season.”