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By Vito Stellino | August 19, 1995
Tight end Frank Wycheck, released by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, was picked up on waivers by the Houston Oilers yesterday."The Oilers called him about 11 a.m. and he was on a plane by noon," said Wycheck's agent, George Mavrikes. "It's perfect for him."Wycheck likes the fact that the Oilers' offensive coordinator, Jerry Rhome, is a former Redskins assistant who runs the old Joe Gibbs offense with a regular tight end and a second tight end called an H-back.By claiming Wycheck off waivers, the Oilers picked up his one-year contract for the $178,000 minimum.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2003
Frank Wycheck's history suggested he could shake off the effects of concussions pretty well. So, after getting knocked unconscious in a preseason game last August, Wycheck dutifully lined up at his customary tight end position for the Tennessee Titans on opening day. It was a mistake that almost ended his 11-year NFL career. Wycheck's second concussion in three weeks brought on a myriad of symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome - severe headaches, dizziness, confusion, nausea - and underscored the violent nature of the game.
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April 22, 1995
Frank Wycheck, the former University of Maryland running back who was suspended by the NFL the final four games last year because of steroid use, is going to try to make a comeback with the Washington Redskins this year.The Redskins, who originally planned to leave Wycheck exposed in the expansion draft until the league ruled a suspended player wasn't eligible for the list, have agreed to terms with him on a one-year deal for the $178,000 minimum.Wycheck said the steroid entered his system inadvertently when he was using the compound DMSO to treat a thigh bruise last summer.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
If the Ravens want to rattle the Tennessee offense, they may need to tug away the Titans' security blanket. Since Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair entered the NFL five years ago, H-back Frank Wycheck has been the Titans' favorite target while becoming one of the Ravens' biggest tormentors. The former Maryland standout has made himself at home against the Ravens' defense with 43 catches in eight meetings. The Ravens will counter with coverage by committee, rotating as many as five defenders on Wycheck out of their basic set. Although it's tempting to concentrate solely on big-name receiving threats Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens on the outside, the Ravens know where McNair's eyes tend to wander.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | April 11, 1994
ASHBURN, Va. -- If one minicamp is any gauge, Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner is going to bring an upbeat approach to the job.When the team finished its first weekend minicamp yesterday -- they'll have a second one at the end of the month -- the new coach was beaming."
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1990
DURHAM, N.C. -- Redshirt freshman H-back Frank Wycheck set a University of Maryland record for single-season receptions yesterday.Wycheck had five receptions for 26 yards in yesterday's 23-2 win over Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium, giving him 54 for the season. The previous best was 51 by Greg Hill during the 1984 season."I thought about asking for the ball if it happened during th game," Wycheck said, laughing. "But going into the game, I wasn't concerned about it. I haven't been playing well the last two games, so I just tried to concentrate on playing better."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
The Washington Redskins, who gave Frank Wycheck a chance Monday, gave him some competition yesterday.Wycheck, the University of Maryland tight end who was phased out last year when the team went to the run-and-shoot offense, was the only tight end the Redskins drafted when they took him in the sixth round.But two of the first six undrafted free agents the Redskins signed yesterday were tight ends from big-name schools.They signed Alan Cross, an All-Big Ten player who caught 96 passes at Iowa, including 55 last year, and Yonnie Jackson, who caught 47 passes at Southern Cal, although only eight last year when he lost his starting job after reporting to camp overweight and injuring his ankle.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | November 8, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- Frank Wycheck's first exposure to Penn State was two years ago. As a redshirted Maryland freshman, he didn't play, but he was a witness at the Terps' game against Penn State in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium and the scene still burns in his memory."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
The Washington Redskins, who gave Frank Wycheck a chance Monday, gave him some competition yesterday.Wycheck, the University of Maryland tight end who was phased out last year when the team went to the run-and-shoot offense, was the only tight end the Redskins drafted when they took him in the sixth round.But two of the first six undrafted free agents the Redskins signed yesterday were tight ends from big-name schools.They signed Alan Cross, an All-Big Ten player who caught 96 passes at Iowa, including 55 last year, and Yonnie Jackson, who caught 47 passes at Southern Cal, although only eight last year when he lost his starting job after reporting to camp overweight and injuring his ankle.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | July 27, 1994
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Armed with a new helmet, Frank Wycheck returned to the practice field yesterday eager to resume his quest for a starting job with the Washington Redskins.Although he won't be allowed to participate in contact work until Monday after suffering a concussion last Friday, the former University of Maryland player isn't worried about the latest injury."It was just a fluke thing" he said. "They did every test possible you could do for it. I think I'll be fine in a couple of days.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2000
ATLANTA -- Four years ago, Frank Wycheck was worried that his NFL career might be over. The former Maryland tight end was switched to fullback by the Washington Redskins, wasn't comfortable in that spot and was cut. "I was playing a different position. It just wasn't me. It wasn't my style of play. I need to be around the ball," he said. Of the ill-timed switch to fullback, he said, "I wasn't a Moose," referring to Daryl Johnston's nickname. He was fortunate that Houston immediately gave him a shot to restart his career.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Seven years after the most ignominious defeat in franchise history, the Tennessee Titans got even with the Buffalo Bills. It took a tortured relocation, a stunning revival and one of the most controversial finishes in NFL playoff history, but the Titans finally exorcised the ghost of playoffs past. It took a 75-yard kickoff return by Kevin Dyson off a razzle-dazzle desperation play to knock the Bills out in the AFC wild-card round, 22-16, before a record crowd of 66,782 yesterday at Adelphia Coliseum.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1999
The Titans did not celebrate wildly on the field or bust out the champagne in the locker room, yet tight end Frank Wycheck said there was a sense of relief and joy after Tennessee beat he Cleveland Browns on Sunday.That's because it marked the team's ninth win, a plateau the franchise has fallen one game short of the past three seasons.And the 33-21 victory kept the Titans (9-2), who face the Ravens on Sunday at PSINet Stadium, in good position to capture their first AFC Central title since moving from Houston three years ago."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1998
When Norv Turner was named coach of the Washington Redskins in 1994, he quickly started sweeping out many of the players left from the Joe Gibbs regime.One of the victims was Frank Wycheck, the former University of Maryland tight end who had fit into Gibbs' system as an H-back."I just didn't think I was getting a fair shake up there. He [Turner] wanted to get rid of all the old guys and I don't think it was right. They brought in all those guys from Dallas and it sort of backfired on him," Wycheck said.
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By Gary Lambrecht | September 16, 1996
HOUSTON -- Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was in obvious pain after yesterday's 29-13 loss to the Houston Oilers.The rookie injured his lower back late in the third quarter, on Oilers running back Ronnie Harmon's 2-yard touchdown run.Oilers H-back/tight end Frank Wycheck, the former Maryland Terp and Washington Redskin, leveled Lewis with a crunching block that bent the linebacker backward in the end zone, clearing the way for Harmon."
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By Melanie Hauser and Melanie Hauser,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 16, 1996
HOUSTON -- The big guys up front had cleared things out, so Frank Wycheck didn't have to think once, let alone twice. There was nothing to size up, no adjustments to make. All the Oilers H-back/tight end had to do was react.Wycheck's job? Clear out the last obstacle between Ronnie Harmon and the goal line -- in this case, Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis. The matchup? It wasn't even close.Thirty minutes after the game, Lewis was sitting in front of his locker still trying to soothe his aching backside.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | November 18, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Junior receiver Frank Wycheck, Maryland's career leader in receptions, said yesterday that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft in April.Wycheck said he had been thinking about leaving Maryland since the end of his sophomore year. He said his final decision largely was based on the lack of playing time this season, and improving his family's financial situation. Wycheck has an 18-month-old daughter, Deanna."This wasn't a snap decision, one that was made from ignorance, greed or hard feelings toward Maryland or Coach Duffner," said Wycheck, who met with Maryland coach Mark Duffner for nearly 90 minutes yesterday.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1990
COLLEGE PARK -- When Frank Wycheck arrived at Maryland from Philadelphia a little more than a year ago, he had "fullback" written all over him."I thought I'd do a lot of blocking," Wycheck said.He was wrong. He does precious little blocking. But he does catch a lot of passes.He has caught so many, in fact, that he's tied for sixth in the country with an average of seven a game. With a total of 49, he needs only three more Saturday at Duke to overtake Greg Hill and break the school single-season record.
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By Vito Stellino | August 19, 1995
Tight end Frank Wycheck, released by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, was picked up on waivers by the Houston Oilers yesterday."The Oilers called him about 11 a.m. and he was on a plane by noon," said Wycheck's agent, George Mavrikes. "It's perfect for him."Wycheck likes the fact that the Oilers' offensive coordinator, Jerry Rhome, is a former Redskins assistant who runs the old Joe Gibbs offense with a regular tight end and a second tight end called an H-back.By claiming Wycheck off waivers, the Oilers picked up his one-year contract for the $178,000 minimum.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | August 17, 1995
FROSTBURG -- When Frank Wycheck was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1993, it was a dream come true.Now Wycheck has another dream -- playing against the Redskins.After asking for his release and getting it yesterday, the former Maryland tight end hopes to jumpstart his career with another team -- preferably one in the Redskins' NFC East division so he can play against them twice a year."I can play tight end in this league," he said. "I'm confident enough in my ability. Hopefully, I'll get another shot.
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