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Dak Prescott’s top receiver in college murdered: RIP De’Runnya Wilson

Dak Prescott’s top receiver in college murdered: RIP De’Runnya Wilson

Former Mississippi State and AFL wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson has been killed in an apparent homicide in Birmingham, Alabama, according to multiple reports on the internet.

Wilson was a three-star recruit out of Wenonah High School in Birmingham before becoming a Mississippi State Bulldog from 2013-2015. In his three seasons at MSU, Wilson had 133 catches for 1,936 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns. 

His 22 receiving scores is tied for second all-time in program history. He ranks No. 6 in all-time catches and No. 7 in receiving yards. Wilson was one of quarterback Dak Prescott’s top targets during some of the best seasons in Mississippi State history. The duo connected on 19 touchdowns, making them the most prolific quarterback-receiver tandem in school history.  

Wilson declares for the draft and was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. He did land a camp invite to the Chicago Bears but it never turned into an offer. He would later play in the Arena Football League for about 8 days before getting reassigned.

Please pray for his family, in this tough time.

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