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David Patten, Former New England Patriots Wide Receiver, Dies in Motorcycle Crash at 47

David Patten, a former NFL player known for his four seasons with the New England Patriots, has died at the age of 47.

According to ESPN, Patten died in a motorcycle crash involving two other vehicles on Thursday. South Carolina Highway Patrol told the outlet that Patten crossed the median, causing the crash. One of the other drivers was also hospitalized, and an investigation is ongoing.

Patten played for the Patriots for four seasons between 2001 and 2004, winning three Super Bowl titles with the team. Before retiring in 2010, Patten also played with the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Football Team and the New Orlean Saints.

“I am heartbroken by the news of David’s passing,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement to ESPN. “He was a devout Christian who followed his passion following his football career and founded his own ministry. David transitioned

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Former New England Patriots WR David Patten dies at 47

Former New England Patriots wide receiver David Patten died Thursday at the age of 47.

The cause of death was a motorcycle accident, according to The State newspaper. The accident occurred in Richland County, South Carolina.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol told The State that Patten’s motorcycle drove into the opposing lane and hit a sedan.

Patten played 12 seasons in the NFL and was originally picked up by the New York Giants during the 1997 season after going undrafted out of Western Carolina. He made his biggest impact with Patriots, catching Tom Brady’s first postseason touchdown in the Super Bowl 36 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Former Patriots wide receiver David Patten caught Tom Brady's first postseason TD in the Super Bowl 36 victory over the Rams.

Former Patriots wide receiver David Patten caught Tom Brady’s first postseason TD in the Super Bowl 36 victory over the Rams.

Patten was a multi-dimensional threat — catching, running and throwing a touchdown in a 2001 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Patriots Star and Three-Time Super Bowl Champion David Patten Dies in Motorcycle Crash

David Patten

David Patten

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Former pro football player David Patten, a three-time Super Bowl champion, has died. He was 47.

The athlete died on Thursday in a motorcycle crash in South Carolina, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

Patten was riding his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle in the westbound lane on Clemson Road in Richland County at 9:35 p.m. when he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a 2014 Chevrolet sedan, which then hit a 2019 Honda van, the South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed to PEOPLE.

The driver of the Chevrolet was injured in the crash and taken to a local hospital, while the two passengers in the Honda were uninjured. Patten sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

Further details about the accident, which is still under investigation, have not been released.

David Patten

David Patten

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