Former New England Patriots extensive receiver David Patten was killed in a bike crash Thursday in South Carolina.
He was 47.
In keeping with The State newspaper, officers with the South Carolina Freeway Patrol stated round 9:30 p.m. in Richland County, Patten’s motorbike crossed the median and struck a sedan, which then sideswiped a van.
Patten performed within the NFL for 12 seasons, most notably catching Tom Brady’s first postseason landing in Tremendous Bowl 36 in a Patriots win over the St. Louis Rams.
“I’m heartbroken by the information of David’s passing,” stated Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, in a press release. “He was a religious Christian who adopted his ardour following his soccer profession and based his personal ministry. David transitioned from an undersized and understated extensive receiver to a robust and passionate preacher. In New England, he’ll all the time be remembered as a three-time Tremendous Bowl Champion.”
In keeping with ESPN, Patten performed with the Patriots from 2001-2004 and retired in 2010 through the Patriots coaching camp.