Dec 2, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; A Kansas City Chiefs helmet on the sidelines against the Carolina Panthers in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 27-21. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chief Dies Playing Flag Football

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We have some sad news to report. On January 5th, former Kansas City Chiefs WR Chandler Williams died while playing a flag football game in Miami. His death is suspected to have been heart related. He was 27.

Williams was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent time with the Dolphins and Falcons before landing on KC’s practice squad in December of 2009. He was signed and waived by the team a couple of more times through the 2011 season.

This story happened a couple of weeks ago but it slipped by us. We apologize for getting you the news late.

Our belated thoughts go out to the Williams family.

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  • big chief

    Did it have anything to do with the game?

    • Patrick Allen

      Maybe just that he was running around. THey think it was heart related. Might have been a unknown condition.

  • Justin R Groth

    Sucks cuz he is so young but at least he was doing something he loved… God bless him and his

  • Danny W

    That’s sad. I feel for his family.

  • Jonathan Aldridge

    I know someone who died this way, too. I’ve noticed that stuff like this is happening more often lately.

  • Don417

    I think he’ll recover by September.