Former Mississippi State Wide Receiver De'Runnya Wilson Killed In Apparent Homicide

STARKVILLE MS -OCTOBER 10:  wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson #1 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with fans after defeating the Troy Trojans in a NCAA college football game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 10, 2015, in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Former Mississippi State Wide Receiver De'Runnya Wilson Killed In Apparent Homicide

Wilson was a college teammate of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

Published January 22nd

Written by Jarod Hector

Ex-Mississippi State Bulldog wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was killed in an apparent homicide on Tuesday (January 21) in Birmingham according to police. 

In a video released by the Birmingham Police Department on Twitter, Sgt. Johnny Williams said investigators arrived at a home in the 2100 block of Northland Avenue Tuesday to investigate "a person that was down." 

"They received information from a relative that the victim was unresponsive inside the home," Williams said. 

Williams identified the victim as Wilson, 25. Williams said there are "limited details on the investigation."

"We are currently trying to contact anyone in the area and gather additional information as to what may have occurred during this homicide," Williams said.

Wilson played for Mississippi State from 2013-2015. In his three seasons at MSU, he had 133 catches for 1,936 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns. 

The 22 receiving touchdowns 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 team history. The two connected on 19 touchdowns, making them the most prolific quarterback-receiver tandem in Bulldogs history.

(Photo: Butch Dill/Getty Images)


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