Several reports have confirmed that Buffalo native and Syracuse University standout turned NFL star Mike Williams lost his life following a construction site accident he suffered on September 1.

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The former Buffalo Bills wide receiver played in the NFL for three seasons after being drafted into the league in 2010 in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Williams took in 964 yards in his first season, receiving and 11 touchdowns for the Tampa Bay. He played in 63 NFL games, started in 52 of those games and made 223 receptions for 3,089 yards and 26 touchdowns.