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AFL player Chandler Williams passes away at age 27

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Wide receiver Chandler Williams, most recently affiliated with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, has died. He was 27.

The AFL said in a release Sunday that Williams "passed away while participating in a local independent flag football tournament in South Florida." The cause of death was not revealed.

A seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007, Williams caught 83 passes for 996 yards and 17 touchdowns while leading the AFL with a 23-yard kickoff return average for the Storm last season.

01/06 12:30:31 ET

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