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wade wilson passes away at age 60

dallas cowboys quarterback and long-time qb coach passed away

Wade Wilson, former NFL quarterback and assistant coach, passed away Friday on his 60th birthday. He was found in his home in Coppell, TX. 

It is not yet clear what caused Wade Wilson to pass, however according to DallasNews.com it is believed to be related to diabetes complications that he suffered from for years. 

Wade Wilson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 8th round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He spent his college years at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In the NFL, he spent time playing for several teams such as the Falcons, Saints, and Raiders. He has always been best known for his years with the Dallas Cowboys. 

During his time with the Cowboys as a player, he saw little field time starting only one game in three seasons with the team. He played backup to Troy Aikman when the Cowboys took a championship trip to Super Bowl 30. 

Troy Aikman paid a small tribute to Wilson on Twitter after news of his death was announced on Friday .

Wilson’s true value was shown as the quarterbacks coach in Dallas, where he worked with QBs Tony Romo & Dak Prescott. The Cowboys released Wilson after the 2017 season.

Some of Wade’s accomplishments as a player included his 69 career starts. He led the NFL in completion percentages in the 1988 season. In total, he wrapped up his career with 17,283 years and 99 touchdown passes.

 

 

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