Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson (81) holds the Golden Egg following a win over Ole MIss at Davis-Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss. on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Mississippi State won 17-10 in overtime. (Bruce Newman, Oxford Eagle)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.
Birmingham police told news outlets that De’Runnya Wilson, 25, was found unresponsive inside a south-side Birmingham home by a relative Tuesday evening.
Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said Wilson’s death is being investigated as a homicide. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released.
Email newsletter signup
Wilson played football for Wenonah High School in Birmingham. He went on to become a wide receiver at Mississippi State alongside future Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott from 2013 through 2015, finishing his career with 22 touchdowns, the second-most receiving touchdowns in school history. He left school early to enter the NFL draft but went undrafted. He later spent time on the Chicago Bears’ practice squad.