FORMER NFL receiver Mike Williams reportedly died after an accident at a construction site.
The 36-year-old former receiver played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills.
According to Buffalo Bills, reporters hit Jon Scott by Spectrum NewsBuffalo Williams “died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident while working at a construction site.”
Since then, tributes have lavished on the star, with fans mourning the loss of a ‘legend’.
“Damn, my heart breaks to see the news of my former teammate and Buccaneers 2010 Draft Class brother Mike Williams,” former NFL player Gerald McCoy wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Always great energy, brought joy and laughter to the dressing room and was a great player!! Prayers and blessings to his family!!”
Another fan wrote: “RIP Mike Williams.
“It was really special to see a Buffalo native represent his home team.
“I’ll never forget his first touchdown as Bill. Heartbreaking…”
Someone else said: “Just awful. Condolences to all of Mike Williams’ family.”
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A third wrote, “Another Bucs alumni left way too soon.”
“Thanks for everything, M. Will.”
Williams was a standout college football player at Syracuse University for three seasons from 2006 to 2009.
He enjoyed a successful collegiate career, ranking ninth in career receptions, eighth in receiving yards, and second in touchdowns caught in program history.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Williams in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He had a stellar first season and finished second in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting.
Williams played for Tampa for three seasons and signed a five-year, $39.62 million contract extension before the Buffalo native joined the Bills in 2014.
His last appearance in the NFL was in 2016 when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason.