Former Mississippi State WR De’Runnya Wilson Found Dead At 25


Very sad news coming out of Birmingham…

Former Mississippi State wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was found dead in a Birmingham home on Tuesday. He was just 25-years-old.

A relative found De’Runnya’s body and once police arrived, they discovered information that led them to investigate his death as a homicide. 

(CBS 42 reports he was shot to death.)

Mississippi State released the following statement via Twitter:

Tonight, we mourn the loss of former Bulldog De’Runnya Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Thanks for the many memories you gave us, ‘Bear.’

See the original tweet below:

Via CBS Sports:

Wilson played for the Bulldogs from 2013 to 2015 and was one of Dak Prescott’s favorite wideouts. Wilson was the team’s leading pass catcher during their 2014 season in which they briefly reached the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Mississippi State would finish that year 10-3 with a loss in the Orange Bowl to Georgia Tech. 



After finishing his career with 1,936 yards receiving and 22 touchdowns, the latter of which is tied for second all-time in program history, Wilson went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent one season with the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League. 

My sincerest condolences to De’Runnya’s family and all who loved him.