Wade Wilson (Coach) Biography, Age, Wiki, Death, Cause of Death, Wife, Children, Dallas Cowboys, Diabetes
Wade Wilson Biography
Wade Wilson ( Charles Wade Wilson) was an American football coach and former quarterback born on 1st February 1959 in Greenville, Texas who died on his 60th birthday, on 1st February 2019. He is a former quarterback coach for Dallas Cowboys. and played for 18 years in the NFL as a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, and the Oakland Raiders.
In 2000 Wade began his career as a coach, his first job was guiding his former teammate, Troy Aikman. Though he spent three seasons with the Bears (2004-06), Wilson returned to the Cowboys in 2007, coaching Tony Romo and then Dak Prescott.
On 1st September 2007, Wade was suspended for five games and fined $ 100000 for purchasing and using performance-enhancing drugs. He claimed that the said drug (HGH) was used to help his problem with diabetes. He was replaced by Kellen Moore at the end of the 2017 season.
Wade Wilson Age
Wade died on his 60th birthday.
Wade Wilson Death
Wade died on Ist February 2019 in his home in Coppell, Texas. His death was announced by Cowboys via Clarence Hill Jr.
RIP to former Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson. So sad pic.twitter.com/EwQO252PCG
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) February 1, 2019
Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner/ General Manager released a statement that read: “Wade was a cherished and valued member of our organization as a player, a coach and a wonderful friend. His contributions began as a member of a Super Bowl winning team and carried on through to helping guide the development and growth of both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott.
This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones and all of the lives that he touched with his warm demeanor and his caring persona. Wade Wilson will be missed greatly—and never forgotten.”
Cowboy Dallas coach, Jason Garret also released a statement saying: ” We are so sad to hear the news of the passing of Wade Wilson.
Wade was a great teammate, a fantastic coach and a dear friend to so many in our organization and throughout the NFL for over 35 years. I am forever grateful for his friendship.
He had such a positive impact on me as a player, as a coach and as a person during our time together. He was smart, funny, and had an incredible way of bringing out the best in everybody. He had a selfless attitude and always put the team first. I feel so fortunate to be among the many whose lives were made better by Wade Wilson.
We love him and will miss him very much. Our most sincere condolences go out to Sherry, Travis, Hayden, Sophie, Cole, Kathy and his entire family.”
Wade Wilson Cause of Death/ How Did Wade Wilson Die
Wade’s cause of death has not been made public yet.
Wade Wilson Wife
Wade’s wife is unknown it’s not clear whether he is married or not.
Wade Wilson Children
Wade has four children; Travis Wade, Hayden, and twins Coleton and Sophie.
Wade Wilson NFL
Wade Wilson Vikings
In 1981 Wade was an eighth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings. He spent 10 years with the Vikings appearing in 76 games with 48 starts. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1988 when he had 10 starts (14 appearances) and led the NFL with a 61.4 completion percentage.
During the 1992 season Wade was loaned to Atlanta Falcons, 1993-94 with the New Orleans Saints, 1995-97 with the Cowboys, and 1998-99 with the Oakland Raiders.
Wade Wilson Cowboys
Wade was signed by Dallas Cowboys on 22nd May 1995 to the backup quarterback to Troy Aikman. He was part of the Super Bowl XXX winning team. During his three seasons with Cowboys,
he only started one gain, when the team played its backups in the 1996 season finale against the Washington Redskins, a 10-37 loss.
In 2000 Wade became the quarterback coach until 2002. He later signed with Chicago Bears quarterback coach from 2004 until 2006, He resigned to Cowboys on 22nd February 2007.
He has suspended five games and fined $ 100000 on 1st September 2007 for purchasing and using performance-enhancing drugs. He claimed that the said drug (HGH) was used to help his problem with diabetes.
Wade Wilson Diabetes
Wade suffered from Diabetes type 1 and in 2016 his toe was amputated after an infection caused by diabetes complications, according to The Fort Worth Star- Telegram. The paper reported that he had a second toe amputated.
“I had an infection and it kept getting worse. It was driving me crazy laying in the hospital bed. I said let’s get rid of that thing. I’m good now. I’m doing everything I did before.” Wilson told the paper.