Buffalo native and former Bills wide receiver Mike Williams is currently in a Tampa hospital after suffering injuries in a construction accident, according to his agent. Williams, 36, who attended Riverside High School and played for Syracuse University, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010.
During his rookie season, Williams had an outstanding performance, finishing with 65 catches for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was even named a finalist for Rookie of the Year. After three seasons with the Buccaneers, Williams was traded to the Buffalo Bills, where he played in nine games and caught nine passes for 142 yards and a touchdown.
Unfortunately, Williams’ career was cut short due to a tragic construction accident. He was injured at a construction site in Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, and was later put on a ventilator. Despite the initial reports of his passing, Williams’ family has confirmed that he is still alive and remains on life support in the hospital.
The news of Williams’ accident and potential death has left the football community and fans with heavy hearts. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released a statement expressing their condolences to his family and loved ones.
Williams’ Career and Legacy
Mike Williams was a talented wide receiver who made a significant impact during his time in the NFL. He was known for his impressive rookie season with the Buccaneers, where he showcased his skills and earned recognition as one of the top rookies in the league.
His career statistics include 223 receptions for 3,089 yards and 26 touchdowns in 63 games. Williams’ contributions to the game will always be remembered, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of his former teammates, fans, and the football community.
The Accident and Recovery
The details of the construction accident that led to Williams’ injuries have not been fully disclosed. However, it is known that he was working at a construction site in Hillsborough County when the incident occurred.
Williams’ family has stated that he is currently on life support and remains in the hospital. They are still processing the situation and exploring their options. The football community continues to send their thoughts and prayers to Williams and his family during this difficult time.
A Tragic Loss for the Football Community
The news of Mike Williams’ accident and potential passing has deeply saddened the football community. Williams was a beloved player who had a promising career ahead of him. His talent and contributions to the game will always be remembered.
As the football community mourns this tragic loss, it serves as a reminder of the risks and dangers that athletes face both on and off the field. It is a time to come together and support one another, offering condolences and support to Williams’ family and loved ones.