What we know about the death of Tyree Wilson
TYRE WILSON, Fla.
— As a former Florida wide receiver who was the face of the NFL’s No. 1 wide receiver class, Tyree Wilson died Tuesday morning.
He was 87.
Wilson, who had been playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars since 1991, was in a coma after a head injury in a car accident in Miami on Monday, according to his family.
He underwent surgery in Florida, but it was unclear when he would return to the field.
Wilson had surgery for a broken nose, a broken jaw and a broken cheekbone, according the Associated Press.
Wilsey, who was an All-Pro selection in his final two seasons with the Jaguars, won a Super Bowl with the Jacksonville in 1991.
Wilsey retired as the NFL career leader in receptions (10,835), receiving yards (1,973), receiving touchdowns (18) and receiving yards per game (12.2).
He had five 100-yard games, including a two-touchdown effort against the Indianapolis Colts in the 1987 NFC title game.
Wilford was the No. 2 overall pick in the 1954 NFL Draft and the sixth overall pick of the Jets in 1955.
He played two seasons for the Jets before signing with the Bills as a free agent in 1959.
Wilford played for the Bills for three seasons before retiring in 1976.
Wilworth was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1986 and retired with a career receiving average of 7.5 yards per reception.