July 21, 2024


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Tom Brady Reacts To Death Of Former Patriots Wide Receiver

Tom Brady on the field during the Patriots' Wild Card loss to the Titans.

Tom Brady on the field during the Patriots’ Wild Card loss to the Titans.

Former New England Patriots wide receiver David Patten died in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. He was 47 years old.

Patten, a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots, died on Sept. 2.

“I am heartbroken by the news of David’s passing,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. “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. His touchdown reception in the AFC Championship game at Pittsburgh propelled the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXVI and I’ll never forget his remarkable catch in the back of the end zone in that game. It was our only offensive touchdown in the Super Bowl and secured our first championship in franchise history. Our sincerest sympathies are with his wife, Galiena, his family and all who are mourning David’s tragic and untimely death.”

Patten’s former quarterback, Tom Brady, took to social media to react to the news.

“The consummate professional,” Brady shared to his Instagram Story. “RIP my friend. My love goes out to David’s family.”

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shared a similar statement.

“It breaks my heart to hear of David’s tragic passing at such a young age,” Belichick said. “I am grateful to have coached David. He is an essential person and player in Patriots history, without whom we would not have been Super Bowl champions. I especially appreciate David for his professional journey. As much as anyone, David epitomized the unheralded, self-made player who defied enormous odds to not only earn a job in the NFL but to become a key player on multiple championship teams. I can speak for anyone who had the pleasure to be around David that his work ethic, positive energy and character were elite. My deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones.”

Our thoughts are with David’s friends and family members.

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