Former Mississippi State WR De’Runnya Wilson Shot & Killed At Age 25

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Incredibly sad news to report on Tuesday a sit was announced that former Mississippi State wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was killed in a homicide, Birmingham, Ala. police confirmed.

“Our investigators are conducting a homicide investigation,” Sgt. Johnny Williams of the Birmingham Police said on Tuesday. “They arrived at 2128 Northland Avenue to investigate a person that was down. They received information from a relative that the victim was unresponsive inside the home.

“Once arriving, our officers discovered information that led them to investigate this as a homicide,” Williams continued. “Currently we are in the homicide investigation mode, and there are limited details we can provide on this investigation.”

Wilson played for the Mississippi State Bulldogs from 2013-1015 where he racked up 133 receptions for 1,949 yards and 22 touchdowns during his three years with the team before leaving school early in an effort to enter the NFL Draft.

Alongside current Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott — the duo at Mississippi State posted a 26–13 record alongside former head coach Dan Mullen.

Wilson went un-drafted in 2016, later spending time on the Chicago Bears’ practice squad.

He was just 25-years-old.