Former Bills, Syracuse player Mike Williams has died

Former Buffalo Bills and University of Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams has died. He was 36.

According to reports last week, Williams was injured during an accident while he was working on a construction site. Per WIVB-TV, Williams was struck in the head with a steel beam and walked away from the incident. He eventually lost feeling in his legs as his condition worsened in the ensuing days and Williams eventually had surgery on his spinal cord.

Williams was a fourth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting behind Los Angeles Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.

After three seasons in Tampa, Williams was traded to Buffalo, his hometown team.

Williams spent the 2014 season with the Bills–the last team he would play for in the NFL. His tenure in Buffalo ended on injury designation due to a calf issue.

Prior to his pro career, Williams attended Syracuse University and is a Buffalo native. He attended Riverside High School.

Last week when reports initially surfaced regarding Williams’ health, he was incorrectly said to have passed away. Williams continued to fight for days after that report was updated, but he eventually passed away on Tuesday morning.

Story originally appeared on Bills Wire