How did David Patten die?
David Patten, 3-time Super Bowl champ with the Patriots, dies in motorbike crash. Former NFL wide receiver David Patten, who won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, died Thursday. He was 47. According to The Associated Press, Patten died in a motorcycle crash involving two other vehicles just outside of Columbia, S.C. The AthleticDavid Patten, 3-time Super Bowl champ with the Patriots, dies in motorbike crash
How old was David Patten Jr?
Former Patriots wide receiver David Patten Jr. dies at age 47. Chicago Sun-TimesFormer Patriots wide receiver David Patten Jr. dies at age 47
31 December, 1969 - 06:00pm
Former New England Patriots wide receiver David Patten was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday in South Carolina.
He was 47.
According to The State newspaper, officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said around 9:30 p.m. in Richland County, Patten's motorcycle crossed the median and struck a sedan, which then sideswiped a van.
Patten played in the NFL for 12 seasons, most notably catching Tom Brady's first postseason touchdown in Super Bowl 36 in a Patriots win over the St. Louis Rams.
"I am heartbroken by the news of David's passing," said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, in a statement. "He was a devout Christian who followed his passion following his football career and founded his own ministry. David transitioned from an undersized and understated wide receiver to a powerful and passionate preacher. In New England, he will always be remembered as a three-time Super Bowl Champion."
According to ESPN, Patten played with the Patriots from 2001-2004 and retired in 2010 during the Patriots training camp.
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