Chandler Williams


CHICAGO (AP) - Arena Football League player Chandler Williams has died. He was 27.

The AFL said Sunday that Williams died while playing in a local flag football tournament in South Florida. The league did not release a cause of death.

The wide receiver was a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007 out of Florida International. He got into NFL preseason games in four seasons but never played in a regular-season game, also spending time with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. Williams also played for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

He caught 83 passes for 996 yards and 17 touchdowns while leading the AFL with a 23-yard kickoff return average for the Tampa Bay Storm last season.

Storm President Derrick Brooks says "we are shocked and saddened."

He is survived by his fiancee, Vanitia Harrigan, and a daughter, Tori Williams.

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This is my nephew,he lives with me great kid awesome father and a all around great football player.

Mommy miss and love you son. Continue resting until we meet again.

Sorry to find this and prayers go out to the williams family, his wife and little one. He watching over you guys and im sure its harder for you guys then it is for me to have to deal with this. Chandler and I was teammates for the bc lions and he was a great guy, always in a good mood everyday. Will truly be missed.
One love hommie

My heart and prayers go out the williams family,im sorry for your lost.

May GOD give the family strength to overcome a loss of such a wonderful young man.

May you find comfort in your memories. Chandler was a wonderful man.

I can only imagine the loss of such a young man,to my cousin Vanitia and daughter,I pray God will give you and his immediate family strength to carry on,it is not gonna be easy but God is good. Love Honourable Evan M Gumbs and Family (Anguilla BWI)

Love you cousin & may your soul forever rest in piece...