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Former Syracuse wide receiver fighting for his life after accident

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Former Syracuse football player Mike Williams finds himself in a critical condition following an unfortunate accident that occurred at a construction site, as per credible reports.

The incident, which transpired on September 1st, is detailed in the Tampa Bay Times. Williams suffered a grievous injury when a steel beam fell and struck him on the head while he was at work. This unfortunate event resulted in paralysis in his right arm and lower body, subsequently leading to respiratory complications during his hospitalization.

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Mike Williams, hailing from Buffalo, made a notable impact during his three-season tenure as a standout wide receiver at Syracuse University. Following his college career, he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At Syracuse, he made a significant mark by ranking ninth in career receptions with 133 catches, eighth in receiving yards with 2,044, and tied for second in receiving touchdowns with 20, despite departing from the Orange during the 2009 season due to a suspension related to team rule violations under the then-head coach, Doug Marrone.

During his time with the Buccaneers, Williams spent four seasons, most notably achieving impressive statistics during his rookie season with 11 touchdowns and 964 receiving yards. His rookie performance set a single-season record for the team at that time, and he narrowly missed out on Rookie of the Year honors, finishing as the runner-up to Sam Bradford, according to the New York Post.

In 2014, Williams was traded to his hometown team, the Buffalo Bills, marking a significant return to his roots. It was with the Bills that he concluded his NFL career, with his final appearance in the league taking place in 2016 when he was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs before the start of the season.