Frank Wycheck Obituary – Tennessee Titans great and former tight end Frank Wycheck has tragically passed away at the age of 52. According to a statement from Wycheck’s family, via Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky, Wycheck was found unresponsive in his home after an apparent fall on Saturday morning. “At this time, it appears Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning,” the statement read. “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, married, and three grandchildren — Leo, Stevie, and August. “The family, per his wishes, plans to work with experts for on-going brain injury (TBI) and CTE research. Funeral services have not yet been made at this time.
“The Wycheck family appreciates the love and support they’ve received, but asks the public to please respect their privacy during this difficult time. Thank you.”
A former sixth-round pick of Washington in 1993, Wycheck was claimed off waivers by the Houston Oilers in 1995 and went on to become one of the most productive and beloved players in franchise history. Wycheck was a three-time Pro Bowler and finished his Oilers/Titans career with 4,958 receiving yards, which ranks seventh in franchise history and first among tight ends.
He was also one of the heroes in the legendary “Music City Miracle” play in which Wycheck threw a lateral to wide receiver Kevin Dyson, who scored the game-winning touchdown to defeat the Buffalo Bills in the 1999 playoffs. Wycheck’s memory will live on in the hearts and minds of Titans fans everywhere. Our prayers go out to his loved ones in this difficult time.