The body of former Mississippi State standout wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was discovered on Tuesday, and the authorities suspect that he may have been the victim of a homicide. Wilson was Dak Prescott’s top target with the Bulldogs.
This week, a relative found 25-year-old Wilson unresponsive inside an Alabama residence, and when police came, they said they discovered signs of foul play. Birmingham Police said that they discovered indicators of foul play when they arrived. A representative for the Birmingham Police Department stated that their department is now conducting homicide investigations. “Additionally, there are few specifics available regarding this probe.”
Wilson’s death has not yet been officially attributed to any particular reason.
From 2013 to 2015, when Prescott was considered a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, Wilson was a star for Mississippi State, scoring 22 touchdowns and accumulating up 1,936 receiving yards on 132 catches. During those same years, Prescott was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He left the Bulldogs early to be eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft… but when it came time for the draft, he was not selected. Thus, he eventually found work in the Arena Football League.
In a statement released Tuesday, Mississippi State expressed condolences over the passing of former Bulldog De’Runnya Wilson.
“We are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers now. “Bear,” we are grateful for the numerous memories you have bestowed upon us. #BearForceOne”