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Report: Former Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams passed away this morning

Report: News that former Syracuse star wide receiver Mike Williams had died are premature | He is currently on life support in hospital
Report: Former Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams passed away this morning

Mike Williams the former Syracuse football player has passed away, according to a report from Williams agent Hadley Engelhard.

The former Syracuse star wide receiver played in the NFL from 2010 to 2014 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Buffalo Bills.

Please keep the family of the former Buffalo Bills and Buffalo native in your prayers. We at NFL Draft Diamonds are deeply saddened by this loss.

Williams played college football at Syracuse, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Williams attended Riverside Institute of Technology. As a senior, he had 970 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on offense and 35 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

He finished his NFL career with these stats:

Receiving yards:3,089
Receiving touchdowns:26

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