Devon Wylie Cause Of Death: Was He Vaccinated?

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Devon Wylie death has already been linked to the vaccine by the anti-vaccine group. But the cause of his death is believed to be something else.

35 is a very young age for anyone to leave this world. The talented football player from California, Devon Wylie, joined the NFL in 2012 with the Chiefs. 

Fresno State Gave Its Tribute To Devon On His Demise On Monday
Fresno State Gave Its Tribute To Devon On His Demise On Monday (Source: Facebook)

Wylie last played football in the CFL in 2017 for the Toronto Argonauts. Recently, Wylie had tried to pursue a music career. The news of his demise has shaken the football community, especially the Chiefs fans.

A few Chiefs fans on Reddit have pointed out that Wylie’s demise could be related to suicide as one of the family members hinted on it in a Facebook post.  

Devon Wylie Cause Of Death: Is Vaccine The Cause?

The former Kansas City Chief player, Devon Wylie, passed away on Monday at age 35. Wylie’s family confirmed the news with a Facebook post.

One of the posts made by his family member read, “We wanted to make this post so people who knew and loved Devon could learn of his passing because we cannot reach out to everyone in this hard time.”

The post continues, “There are no words to express the sadness that comes from losing a brother, dear friend, and an amazing uncle. Devon had so much love and joy to give.”

Devon Wylie Last Played Football For The CFL Team, Toronto Argonauts
Devon Wylie Last Played Football For The CFL Team, Toronto Argonauts (Source: Facebook)

The post continued talking about how Devon loved making others laugh and entertaining others with his silly jokes and football skills.

Soon, after learning about his passing, one group of people on the internet started speculating about the cause of his demise. The anti-vaccine group was quick to assume the former football player passed away due to taking the dosage. 

Several such comments have been shared on The New York Post’s article about Devon’s passing. There has been no confirmation whether Devon was vaccinated or not.

On Reddit, one Chiefs fan wrote that Devon’s demise might be a case of suicide. 

The account stated that one of the family members wrote something along the lines of letting people know when you are struggling and that you are loved and not alone.

A Look Back At Devon Wylie’s Career 

Fresno State mourned the passing of their former student. On their X/Twitter handle, Fresno State shared a photo of Devon while at Fresno and captioned the post, “Forever a Bulldog.”

They further wrote, “Our thoughts are with the Wylie family during this difficult time.”

After completing high school at Granite Bay, Devon joined Fresno State in 2007. In his first year at Fresno, Devon played 11 games and was a return specialist. He started his second year with an injury that kept him out of the team for four games.

Devon Was Drafted The Chiefs In 2012 As The Fourth Round Pick
Devon Was Drafted The Chiefs In 2012 As The Fourth Round Pick (Source: Facebook)

But upon his return, the wide receiver ended the season with 21 receptions, third highest in the team. He also scored his first touchdown that year. 

In his junior year, Wylie led the team with four touchdown receptions through the first six games. But injuries once again kept him out. He ended the season as fourth highest on the list for receiving yards.

In his fifth year with Fresno, Yahoo! named Devon on the third-team All-American list as a punt returner.

He was also recognized as an honorable mention All-America pick as a punt returner by Sports Illustrated. In 2012, Devon was drafted by the Chiefs in the fourth round. 

He had a short career with the Chiefs, which lasted only six regular season games. During his career, he was signed by seven other NFL teams, including the Rams, 49ers, and the Seahawks. But he only made it to the practice squad and was constantly waived.

The last known team he signed for was the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. He signed with them in 2016 but was released a year later in 2017.  

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

Sriyukta Pradhananga

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