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Who was David Patten ?
New England Patriots star David Patten died at the age of 47 in a motorcycle accident near his home in South Carolina.
Police say Patten was on his bike Thursday when he crashed it into a median in his hometown of Columbia.
He caused two other cars to crash.
The driver of one of those vehicles was taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.
Patten was a wide receiver for the Patriots between 2001 and 2004, winning three Super Bowls with the team.
Among those who paid tribute to him on Friday was Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
‘I am heartbroken by the news of David’s passing.
“He was a devout Christian who followed his passion by following his soccer career and founded his own ministry.
‘David went from being a small and discreet wide receiver to a powerful and passionate preacher.
How old was David Patten ?
He was 47 year old.August 19, 1974, Hopkins, South Carolina, United States
September 2, 2021
This is the road in Columbia, South Carolina, where Patten crashed his motorcycle on Thursday.
In New England, he will always be remembered as a three-time Super Bowl champion.
His touchdown reception in the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh propelled the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXVI and I will never forget his remarkable catch at the back of the end zone in that game.
“It was our only offensive touchdown in the Super Bowl and it secured our first championship in franchise history.
“Our sincerest condolences go out to his wife, Galiena, his family and all who are mourning David’s tragic and untimely death,” Kraft said.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said: ‘It breaks my heart to hear about David’s tragic passing at such a young age.
“I am thankful to have trained David. He is an essential person and player in Patriots history, without whom we would not have been Super Bowl champions.
‘I especially thank David for his career path.
“As much as anyone, David embodied the little-known, self-made player who challenged the enormous odds of not just winning a job in the NFL, but becoming a key player on multiple championship teams.
“ I can speak for anyone who has had the pleasure of being around David that his work ethic, positive energy, and character were elite.
“My condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”
David Patten Quicks and Facts
- Patten was driving his motorcycle on Thursday when he crashed through the median in Columbia, South Carolina
- He died at the scene and one other driver was injured – they are now in hospital
- It’s unclear what caused the crash but police are now investigating
- Patten played for the Patriots as a wide receiver between 2001 and 2005
- Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick paid tribute to him on Friday
- Patten is survived by his wife Galiena and their children