Former Vikings Draft Pick Dies In Flag Football Game

SEATTLE - AUGUST 25: Chandler Williams #89 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on August 25, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. - Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Must have missed this story yesterday in all of the news about the game and so forth.

Wide receiver Chandler Williams, a former draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, died on Saturday while participating in a flag football tournament in Florida. He was just 27 years old.

Williams was selected by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Florida International University, becoming just the second player from FIU ever drafted. He made it all the way through Training Camp with the Vikings, but was one of the team's final cuts. He spent the 2007 season on the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins, and also spent time on the practice squads of the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. His travels also took him north of the border to the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

Most recently, Williams was playing for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. The report, according to Pro Football Talk, is that he died of natural causes during the flag football tournament he was participating in.

Our condolences go out to Williams' wife and daughter, and the rest of his family at this time.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker