Found January 06, 2013 on
Former seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007, Chandler Williams has died at the age of 27 while participating in a flag football tournament.
Williams played last season in the AFL for the Tampa Bay Storm where he recorded 83 catches for 996 yards and 17 touchdowns.
From the AFL.com:
"We are shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Chandler," Tampa Bay Storm team president Derrick Brooks said. "Our heart and prayers go out to his fiancée Vanitia Harrigan, daughter Tori Williams and the rest of his family."
Originally a seventh round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in 2007, Williams became just the second player from Florida International University to be drafted. He also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs and the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder said his injured right arm wouldn't have allowed him to play in Saturday night's playoff game in Green Bay. On Monday, he demonstrated why.
With the team cleaning out the locker room Monday, Ponder showed off severe bruising in his right arm, the result of a hit of a hit from Packers safety Morgan Burnett in the final...
We give a big helmet knock to the Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson for responding to a Twitter campaign that requested him to call a big fan of his who is currently battling cancer. Blake Cognata, a 17-year-old, was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. It has led to him having to quit playing lacrosse and football for his high school team. Blake has been in...
Packers fans aren’t going to let Adrian Peterson forget just how close he was to breaking Eric Dickerson’s record. Nine yards short. That’s it. This banner was spotted by KARE-11 (Minneapolis-St.Paul) reporter Keith Leventhal at a Packers bar earlier today.
It’s been making the rounds on the internet today and new developments are surfacing that Peterson himself might be...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is inactive for Saturday night's playoff game at Green Bay, unable to get over the sore right elbow he hurt in last week's regular-season finale against the Packers.
Joe Webb will start for Minnesota. NBC first reported the news on its broadcast of Saturday's earlier playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals...
Adrian Peterson was shut down and Christian Ponder sidelined.
That left the Minnesota Vikings short-handed, overmatched and barely able to do much of anything against the Green Bay Packers.
Peterson was held to 99 yards, after gaining 199 and 210 in the first two games against Green Bay, and Joe Webb struggled in place of Ponder as the Packers rolled to a 24-10 victory over the...
The Minnesota Vikings were soundly defeated by the Green Bay Packers 10-24 and the biggest truth the game proved is the continued decline of the value of franchise running backs in the NFL. Adrian Peterson was the biggest story going into the game, because he was only 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season record with 2,097 yards after coming back from major knee...
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Saturday's playoff game.Fantasy Spin:He has been on the injury report for one reason or another for most of the season, but that didn't keep him from coming within eight yards of Eric Dickerson's NFL single-season rushing record. The Vikings star running...
Joe Webb got the start for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday against the Packers. Webb didn't do very well. The Vikings lost to the Packers 24-10, and couldn't move the ball in the air at all. The normal starting quarterback Christian Ponder had a “deep tricep bruise” that kept him out of the game. Check out the picture above and you will know the reason for him...
Reports have been confirmed that Christian Ponder is INACTIVE for tonight’s Packers vs Vikings game.
Ponder is suffering from bursitis in his throwing elbow, an injury which takes weeks to fully heal. Despite the bumpy season Ponder has had he did manage to save his best performance for last with the week 17 victory vs the Packers.
Was there a momentum he was riding which would’ve...
Wild Card Round: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
This Week’s Pick
Green Bay Packers
Adrian Peterson runs for over 100 but under 200. Ponder makes the mistakes he didn’t last week and the Vikings struggle outdoors. Tramon Williams redeems himself and the Packers go on to San Francisco.
As all the sports world knows, the Green Bay Packers will face the Minnesota Vikings for the second time in six days tomorrow evening on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. The Packers won the first game several weeks ago, and the Vikes took the game on Sunday. This game? Well, it will be cold. But as Packer fans we hope that, in the end, the ViQueens feel much colder much longer...
In Week 17, our picks went 10-6 ATS and yours truly (131-120 ATS for the season) is ready to move into lead against the pick ‘em league leader Beantown Brawlers (133-118 ATS). I’m currently in 2nd in the pick ‘em league, 2 games behind the leader, with 11 games to play. Hopefully, you were able to build up your bank roll with some of Brandon’s Bowl Picks. Oregon and Texas...