Yahoo Sports National NFL Writer Terez Paylor Dies Unexpectedly at the Age of 37

Terez Paylor, a national NFL writer for Yahoo Sports and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, died unexpectedly Tuesday at age 37.

Paylor worked for the Kansas City Star from 2006 to 2018, spending the last five seasons covering the Chiefs for the newspaper. He left to join Yahoo Sports, where he covered the NFL.

“While we are shocked and saddened by Terez Paylor’s sudden passing, we also celebrate his extraordinary life that touched so many,” Ebony Reed, his fiancée and longtime girlfriend, said in an online post from Yahoo Sports. “Terez was an exceptional journalist whose passion for football made him a respected voice. His legacy will leave an enduring impact on sports journalism, the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans.

“More important, Terez was a devoted son, grandson, brother, an adoring fiance, and a wonderful friend to so many. To know him was to love him. He will be dearly missed.”

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Paylor graduated from Howard University in 2006 and joined the Star. He covered preps, Arena football and Sporting KC in Major League Soccer. He also covered the University of Missouri for the paper. He took over the Chiefs beat in 2013 and held it until leaving for Yahoo in 2018.

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SOURCE: ESPN