Devon Wylie, a former NFL player and star at Fresno State, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 35, his family confirmed.
- The family of former NFL player Devon Wylie confirmed his passing on Monday at the age of 35.
- In the six games he played for the Chiefs during the 2012 regular season, Wylie caught six passes for 53 yards.
- He played for nine different teams during the next three seasons after leaving Chiefs.
The news was leaked on social media by a family member. “We wanted to make this post so people who knew and loved Devon could learn of his passing because we can’t reach out to everyone in this hard time,” his family member Doug N Ashlee Wylie said on Facebook in a post about the deceased.
The statement also said, “It is impossible to put into words the sorrow one feels upon the loss of a brother, close friend, and incredible uncle. Devon was so full of excitement and love! His football prowess, guitar solos, goofy voices and jokes, back flips, lighthearted conversation, Star Wars discussions, Halo evenings, and, of course, his gorgeous grin never fail to make people laugh. He will always be missed. Please offer your prayers for his parents, siblings, sister, brother, and the whole family.This is very challenging.
As a student-athlete at Fresno State, Devon Wylie played wide receiver and finished with 98 catches for 1327 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Who was Devon Wylie?
Devon Wylie showed his skills as an all-American punt returner for the Bulldogs in 2011 when he was a student at Fresno State. Between 2007 and 2011, Wylie returned 41 punts for Fresno State, averaging a very good 13.5 yards per return.
2012 saw Wylie make six receptions for 53 yards in his six games during the regular season with the Chiefs, which was a career-high for him. He played for nine different teams over the next three seasons after being released by the Chiefs in 2013.
In the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Devon Wylie was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 107th overall pick. After departing the Chiefs, he played for nine different NFL organizations over the next three seasons.