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Storm WR dies while taking part in flag football tournament

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Williams, 27, was third on the Storm in 2012 in touchdowns with 18. He led the league in kickoff return average. Williams, 27, was third on the Storm in 2012 in touchdowns with 18. He led the league in kickoff return average.
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One of the top receivers on last year's Tampa Bay Storm Arena League football team died Saturday while playing in a flag football tournament in South Florida.

Chandler Williams was just 27 years old.

"We are shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Chandler," said Tampa Bay Storm President Derrick Brooks. "Our heart and prayers to out to his fiancée, Vanitia Harrigan, daughter Tori Williams, and the rest of his family."

The official cause of death is not yet known.

Williams was second on the Storm in receptions in 2012, his rookie season, with 83. He scored 17 touchdowns – ranking 3rd on the team – and led the AFL in kickoff return average with 23.0.

He played for four seasons at Florida International University and was the Golden Panthers leading all-time receiver when he left the school. Williams was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 7th round of the 2007 National Football League draft.

The Miami High School product also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

 

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