Former NFL wide receiver Mike Williams dies at 36

Former NFL wide receiver Mike Williams, who was injured in a construction accident two weeks ago and later put on a ventilator, died Tuesday, his agent said. He was 36 years old.

Williams, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills from 2010 to 2014, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, agent Hadley Engelhard said.

Williams was injured at a construction site in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, and taken off life support Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The newspaper quoted the mother of Williams’ 8-year-old daughter as saying Williams was partially paralyzed in the crash.

Williams was a fourth-round pick of the Bucs in 2010 after a standout college career at Syracuse. He had 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie and started 52 of the 54 games he played in four seasons with Tampa Bay.

The Buffalo native was traded to his hometown team in 2014. He played in nine games, finishing with eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in his lone season with the Bills.

Williams was last on an NFL roster for part of the 2016 offseason with the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished his career with 223 receptions for 3,089 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games.

Associated Press reporting.

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