October 7, 1994 |
On a Redskins road trip he has waited more than a year to make, Frank Wycheck expects to add some joy to an otherwise disappointing season Sunday at Veterans Stadium. In that ambition, Wycheck may be unique, since it hardly seems possible that any other NFL player would envision the Vet's cement-like artificial surface as a dream come true. But Wycheck is a native Philadelphian who prepped at Archbishop Ryan High School, and he has been looking forward to playing in his home town since the Redskins took him in the sixth round of the 1993 draft, and happily watched him scrap his way onto the roster.
January 24, 2004 |
Buccaneers receiver Keyshawn Johnson was served a temporary restraining order for allegedly threatening to kill a man involved in a relationship with Johnson's ex-wife, according to published reports. The order, filed with Oakland police, accuses Johnson of threatening "to kill the plaintiff and beat him to a pulp. " It also accuses Johnson of leaving several threatening phone messages on plaintiff John Mahannah Jr.'s answering machine. Mahannah said Johnson confronted him Jan. 9 at a funeral of a friend of the ex-wife.
December 8, 1994 |
Frank Wycheck believes image is everything. For that reason, he hopes with all his heart that his has not been tarnished. Wycheck, a second-year fullback for the Washington Redskins out of Archbishop Ryan High and Maryland, was suspended by the NFL on Nov. 29 after testing positive for anabolic steroids. He still feels the sting. "If people, especially kids, see a headline that says, 'Wycheck suspended for steroid use,' they're going to think the worst," Wycheck said.
January 10, 2000 |
Kevin Dyson has been compared to the player drafted behind him - Randy Moss - ever since he joined the NFL. Maybe the criticism will stop now that he has his own highlight that will go down in NFL history. The Tennessee Titans receiver, drafted five slots ahead of Moss with the No. 16 pick overall in 1998, likely can top any play Moss has had with the Minnesota Vikings with his 75-yard kickoff return off a disputed cross-field lateral Saturday. Dyson's return took the Titans from a devastating loss to an improbable, 22-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills in an AFC wild-card game as he scored with just three seconds left.
January 24, 2004 |
Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck, whose 505 career receptions are fourth all-time in the NFL for the position, retired after 11 seasons. Wycheck trails only Shannon Sharpe (815), Ozzie Newsome (662) and Kellen Winslow (541) in career receptions for tight ends. He also amassed 5,126 receiving yards and scored 28 touchdowns in his two seasons with the Washington Redskins and nine with the Houston Oilers/Titans franchise. Wycheck led the Titans in receptions for five straight years starting in 1996.
October 4, 2003 |
Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck will not play against the New England Patriots tomorrow, but he can expect to play again this season, according to an independent examination. Wycheck, who has missed the last three games because of continuing problems with a concussion suffered in the preseason, rejoined the team yesterday after spending Thursday in Pittsburgh to undergo tests. "We got some mixed results, some good and some that would suggest there's a concern," coach Jeff Fisher said.
January 19, 1989 |
Joe Bergstrom and Frank Wycheck became acquaintances at a rest stop between Philadelphia and Syracuse, N.Y., last summer. On Dec. 3, they became rivals for the Catholic League football championship at Villanova University. And next fall, they will become teammates and roommates at the University of Maryland. Wycheck, Archbishop Ryan's two-time all-Catholic running back, made an oral commitment to attend Maryland in late December, just a few weeks after the Raiders beat Bergstrom's Archbishop Carroll team, 6-0, for the league title.
September 26, 1988 |
Frank Wycheck has phone, will gab. If it were up to the 6-3, 195-pound, senior tailback from Archbishop Ryan, big-time football recruiters could call the Wychecks' home at 2 a.m. without fear of chastisement. The conversation might go like this: Recruiter: "Excuse me, Mrs. Wycheck. We realize it's late, but is it possible to speak with Frank?" Frank, brightly, a few seconds later: "Hey, coach, how ya been? Hope the wife and kids are fine. I've been waiting for you to get back to me. Next time cut down the interval, OK?
September 29, 2000 |
Tennessee tight end Frank Wycheck, knocked out of Sunday's game against Pittsburgh with a concussion, figures to play against the New York Giants. "There were very minimal symptoms, and I should be fine by Sunday," said the Archbishop Ryan grad, who has not missed a game in five-plus seasons with the team. Wycheck, Tennessee's leading pass receiver the last four seasons, was injured in the first quarter of the Titans' 23-20 victory over the Steelers. Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he did not want Wycheck to take any chances with a concussion.
November 30, 1994 |
Frank Wycheck's second professional football season is over, very much against his will. Wycheck, a fullback for the Washington Redskins out of Archbishop Ryan High and Maryland, was suspended by the NFL yesterday after testing positive for anabolic steroids. He is the third player to be suspended since the league began random testing for steroids in 1990. Wycheck was suspended for the remaining four games without pay and was placed on the Redskins' reserve / non-football illness list.