Remembering Frank Wycheck

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Titans Legend and long time Titans Radio/104-5 The Zone host Frank Wycheck.

Frank was a legendary sports figure in Nashville and one of the most popular Tennessee Titans players of all time. Frank played 9 seasons with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans where he became a 3 time Pro Bowler (1998, 1999, 2000). Frank Wycheck is perhaps most famous for his participation in the Music City Miracle, at the end of the 2000 Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills. Frank was inducted into the Oilers/Titans Ring of Honor in 2008 along side Steve McNair and Eddie George. Frank was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

After his playing career, Frank became a long time radio host on WGFX (104.5 The Zone) as member of the Wake Up Zone (weekday mornings 6AM-10AM) and as a color analyst for Titans Radio where he called Tennessee Titans games from 2005-2016 along side Mike Keith. He was a friend to many and an icon in the community. He will be remembered and celebrated on 104-5 The Zone and beyond. Our thoughts are with his daughters, Deanna and Madison, both married, and three grandchildren – Leo, Stevie and August.

From Jim Wyatt of the Tennessee Titans:

NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 8: Tight end Frank Wycheck #89 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 8, 2002 at the Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Eagles 27-24. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Statement from the Wycheck family:

“It is with great sadness that the family of Frank Wycheck has confirmed his death. 

Born Frank John Wycheck on October 14, 1971, he passed away in his home on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at the age of 52.   

Frank Wycheck spent 11 seasons in the NFL (1993 – 2003), primarily with the Tennessee Titans.

At this time, it appears Wycheck fell inside his Chattanooga, TN home and hit his head on Saturday morning.  He was found unresponsive that afternoon. 

Wycheck moved to Chattanooga, TN this past summer to be closer to his family.  He leaves behind two adult daughters, Deanna and Madison, both married, and three grandchildren – Leo, Stevie and August.   

The family, per his wishes, plans to work with experts for on-going brain injury (TBI) and CTE research.  Funeral services have not yet been made at this time.

The Wycheck family appreciates the love and support they’ve received, but asks the public to please respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Titans vs. Jaguars 10.26.03

Statement from Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk:

“We are all devastated to hear the news of Frank’s passing. He was loved by so many, and his memory will always be cherished.

Frank’s name was synonymous with Titans football. He was such a huge part of our team’s success both on and off the field. He embraced this community and fan base immediately, and everyone loved him right back.

On the field he always seemed to be open and making key plays – he was even part of a Miracle. He worked to become one of the greatest NFL tight ends of his era, evidenced by his three Pro Bowl appearances. Off the field he was as approachable as anyone could ever be. Following his playing career, he continued his connection with our fans and community through his radio career, and his voice became one of the most recognizable in Middle Tennessee.

His on field work and accomplishments rightfully led to his induction in our Ring of Honor, cementing his legacy in our team’s lore.

We offer our prayers and condolences for Frank’s family. Our football family mourns with you.”

Full Story from Jim Wyatt of the Tennessee Titans:

Mike Keith Remembers Frank Wycheck

104-5 The Zone pays tribute to Frank Wycheck on Monday, December 11, 2023

Photos of Frank over the years