Robert Wilson Death – Dead : Robert Wilson Obituary : Former FAMU Football Standout Dies at 46.
Former FAMU football standout and hall of famer Robert Wilson. He was 46 years old.
Wilson, a native of Monticello, Fla., played wide receiver for the Rattlers from 1993 to 1996. Wilson was recruited by former FAMU great, the late Ken Riley. After Riley transitioned from head coach to athletic director of Florida A&M, Wilson would continue his career under former head coach Billy Joe, according to a statement posted online on September. 8, 2020 by famuathletics.com
Florida A&M Athletics Mourns the Loss of Former Rattler Great, Robert Wilson https://t.co/7oZgevlGxB
— Florida A&M Athletics (@FAMUAthletics) September 8, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
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#FallenRattler This One Is EXTREMELY PERSONAL. Robert’s my COUSIN. Our PARENTS; My Daddy & His Mom are COUSINS but were raised as SIBLINGS.. Article Via: @hbcugameday #RobertWilson, one of the GREATEST RECEIVERS in #FAMUFootball history, has passed away. Wilson has passed away according to former #FAMU teammates. He was 46 years old. A #Tallahassee native, Wilson in the #OrangeAndGreen from 1993 through 1996. Playing for coaches #KenRiley and #BillyJoe, he set #FAMU’s career marks with 206 receptions for 3,027 yards and 33 touchdowns. Wilson was particularly prolific his senior season in 1996. Teaming up with quarterback Oteman Sampson, Wilson caught 78 passes for 1,161 yards and 10 touchdowns. “Ever since I’ve known about FAMU, I’ve known about their receivers,” Wilson told the Miami Herald in 1996. “Some of them help me out and give me tips about the psychological part of the game. Being able to go to them has helped me. As a receiver here, you are expected to be the best.” When his time in Tallahassee was complete, Wilson made his way to the #NFL. The 5’11 inch receiver went undrafted in 1997, but signed with the #SeattleSeahawks. #RobertWilson played with the #Seahawks from 1997 through 1999, and then went on to play with the #NewOrleansSaints from 2000 through 2001. His best season came in 2001 when he caught 21 passes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family and #FloridaAandMUniversity. #HBCUAthletics #HBCUAthletes @famualumni1887 @famuathletics @seahawks @saints
Chris Lucas wrote
Very devastated .
R.I.P. to FAMU legend Robert Wilson. Wilson was apart of that dominating FAMU 1990s era. Not only was he a elite player, he was also an elite father. I’ve seen him grow his kids Raylen, Trevor, Tamani and Robert to a very high standard in Track&Field when they ran for the Tallahassee Zoom Track&Field Club. My condolences to Wilson family and Jefferson County as he was one of the assistant coaches as well
Godby (APG) Cougars wrote
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Coach Robert Wilson. May his legacy live on through his amazing children and all the young lives he touched in our community.