Archbishop Ryan’s Frank Wycheck Will Always Be Remembered for One Play in NFL History.
He could pass.
Wycheck had arrived at the Houston Oilers in 1999 after being released by Washington in 1995 when they failed to convert him from tight end to fullback. Wycheck had been drafted in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Now the Oilers were the Tennessee Titans.
In January of 2000, the Tennessee Titans were in the AFC Playoff Wildcard Round against the Buffalo Bills, who had opted to start quarterback Rob Johnson over Doug Flutie. A late Buffalo field goal with sixteen seconds left all but guaranteed a Bills victory and next round playoff game.
The Buffalo Bills kicked the ball deep.
On December 9, 2023, Wycheck died at age 52 after falling and hitting his head at his home in Chattanooga.