Frank Wycheck (Born October 14, 1971 in Northeast Philadelphia) is a former NFL and University of
Maryland tight end. Drafted in sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Wycheck
was released by the Redskins in 1995 and picked up by the Houston Oilers. Wycheck continued to play for
that franchise (later known as the Tennessee Oilers and Tennessee Titans) until his retirement
following the 2003 season.
Upon the Oilers franchise's rocky transition into Tennessee, Wycheck quickly adopted Nashville as his
hometown (even before the team officially left Houston), and thereby became the most visible players in
the community. When the team reached enormous popularity in Nashville, Wycheck became one of the most
popular players on the team. Even following his retirement, he still remains one of the most popular
public figures in the Middle Tennessee area.
Wycheck amassed 505 receptions for 5,126 yards and 28 touchdowns over his 11-year career, one of only
five tight ends to surpass 500 receptions in NFL history (the others being Shannon Sharpe, Ozzie
Newsome, Kellen Winslow, and Tony Gonzalez). Wycheck led the Titans in receiving for three consecutive
seasons (1999-2001). Wycheck also went 5-for-6 passing the ball in his career (all on trick plays),
resulting in 148 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Some may argue he threw three
touchdown passes, as he was one of the central figures in the unforgettable Music City Miracle play in
the 1999-2000 NFL Playoffs, though because it occurred on a kickoff and was ruled a lateral, it was not
regarded as a statistical touchdown pass. Along with the Immaculate Reception and The Catch, the Music
City Miracle is one of the most famous plays in NFL history. He also made the Pro Bowl twice, in 1999
Wycheck now serves as a sports talk radio host at WGFX 104.5 The Zone in Nashville. He stars on "The
Wake-Up Zone", the morning show, with former WTVF sports talking head Mark Howard and radio
announcer-impressionist Kevin Ingram. Beginning with the 2005 season, Wycheck assumed color commentary
duties on the Tennessee Titans Radio Network. He also serves as a volunteer tight-ends coach at Battle
Ground Academy, a high school in Franklin, Tennessee.