Frank Wycheck - 104-5 The Zone's Wake Up Zone

Former Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck enters his third year with the Wake Up Zone, Nashville's number one sports talk show.

Wycheck has been one of the Tennessee Titans franchise's most visible players -- both on the field and off -- since the team arrived in Nashville during the 1997 season. Wycheck retired following the 2003 season, finishing his 11-year NFL career with 505 catches, fourth most in NFL history by a tight end. Wycheck finished his career as 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. He totaled more than 4,900 yards and 27 touchdowns during his eight seasons with the Oilers and Titans.

Wycheck served as one of the favorite targets for former Titan Steve McNair during the quarterback's development into an MVP performer. Nowhere could this be seen more clearly than during a 2003 AFC Divisional Playoff game against Pittsburgh when Wycheck recorded the first 100-yard day of his career, catching 10 passes for 123 yards as the Titans won in overtime.

Add to that, #89's role in one of the NFL's most famous plays, the Music City Miracle, and Wycheck's place in Titans playoff history is cemented. It happened January 8, 2000, as the Titans played the first-ever playoff game in Nashville. With Buffalo ahead 16-15 with just 16 seconds remaining in the Wild Card game, Wycheck lateraled a Lorenzo Neal pitch of the kickoff across the field to Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson. Dyson returned it 75 yards for a touchdown and the Titans won 23-16.

Wycheck attended Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia and the University of Maryland. 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.

In addition to his role as co-host of The Wake Up Zone, Wycheck also serves as the color analyst on Titans Radio.


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