David Patten death – obituary, cause of death : David Patten 47, has dead.
David was a super bowl champion member of the patriots. The news of his death hit social media on Friday morning. The death was confirmed by a new paper in South Carolina, where Patten lived.
Patten joined the Patriots in 2001, and in his fifth season in the NFL after a brief stint in the Arena Football League. And in that season, he played his best games instantly turning it to the best season of his career, he was catching touchdowns in both the AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh and the Super Bowl against the Rams, he played a significant role in helping the team to win in New England their first championship in franchise history.
He got injured though when the Patriots won their second Super Bowl in the 2003 season, but he contributed immensely to the team’s third Super Bowl in 2004, catching 44 passes for 800 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.
David touchdown catch in Super Bowl XXXVI was the first postseason touchdown pass of Tom Brady’s career. He however left the Patriots after that 2004 season, but later he re-signed with the team in 2010, before announcing his retirement in that summer.
In the 2001 season, he became the first player since 1979 to catch a touchdown, rush for a touchdown, and throw a touchdown pass in the same game, catching eight passes for 107 yards in the famous Snow Bowl victory over the Raiders during the ’01 playoffs.
According to David’s former team mate Belichick said “He had a tremendous career. He’s meant a lot to this team,” this he said at Patten’s retirement press conference. “Going back to ’01, when we were getting this program started, the toughness, the attitude, the leadership he brought to this football team in a sort of quiet Troy Brown-like way, he just did his job and worked hard, set the pace for everybody to keep up with.”
Former teammates Deion Branch, Damien Woody and Joe Andruzzi shared their condolences on Twitter, as did former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.
Cause of death:
The circumstances surrounding the death of David Patten was not made known the to general public as at the time of writing this report.