Wagswoofs – Multiple reports indicate that Devon Wylie, a former NFL receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has passed away.
At the age of 35, his cause of death remains unknown and has not been reported.
The family’s social media post was cited by ABC 30 in Fresno.
In an effort to inform those who knew and loved Devon of his passing, the post stated, “We wanted to make this post so people who knew and loved Devon could learn of his passing because we don’t have the capacity to reach out to everyone in this hard time.” The heartbreaking loss of a brother, dear friend, and amazing uncle has left no words to express the sadness felt. Devon’s ability to bring joy and love to those around him was unparalleled. His skills in football, guitar, back-flips, and silly jokes always brought laughter to those around him. His love for Star Wars and Halo was infectious and will be missed. Above all, his beautiful smile will be remembered forever.
During his time at Fresno State, Wyile proved to be a standout player catching 98 passes for 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Kansas City Chiefs picked him in the 2012 NFL Draft’s fourth round, specifically the 107th spot. In 2013, he briefly played for the Steelers and had stints with several other teams, including the Cardinals, Titans, Seahawks, 49ers, Rams, Raiders, and Falcons. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League before retiring after the 2017 season.
During his time in the NFL, he was able to catch six passes for a total of 53 yards. Additionally, he proved to be a valuable asset as a return man, accumulating 353 yards.