hree-time Super Bowl champion David Patten passed away
On Thursday, (David Patten), a standout at South Carolina’s Lower Richland High School who went on to have a long NFL career, passed away.
At the time, he was 47.
“God’s glorious man of God, bereft of heart…
Richard Seymour said on social media, “I’m at a loss for words – David Patten.”
Lower Richland star Seymour played alongside Patten on the New England Patriots.
According to the Richland County coroner’s office, Patten was riding a motorcycle when he was killed in a crash Thursday night.
Just after 9:30 a.m., Patten was involved in an accident.
The accident happened Thursday in the northern area of Richland County, on Clemson Road near Old Clemson Road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
According to the patrol, Patten was going west on Clemson Road on his motorcycle when he drove into the other lane.
He allegedly collided with a car, which subsequently sideswiped a van, according to the police.
Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford said Patten died in the crash. A coroner’s officer and the highway patrol are investigating the death and collision.
He spent 12 years in the NFL as an undrafted free agent after graduating from Western Carolina University.
With the New England Patriots, he won three Super Bowls in two stints (2001 to 2010).
Throughout his career, he caught 324 passes for 4,175 yards and 24 touchdowns. In Super Bowl XXXVI, they faced the St. Louis Rams.
Brady’s Super Bowl touchdown pass was his first of the season in Super Bowl XXXVI against the St.
In Super Bowl XXXVI against the St. Brady’s Super Bowl touchdown pass was his first of the season.
New England went on to win the game, making them the first club in Super Bowl history to capture six championships. New England went on to win the game, becoming the first club in Super Bowl history to capture six titles.“
“It felt as if my body was rising up from the earth, and as it touched my hands, I remember thinking to myself, ‘Man, just hold on when you hit the ground.’”
So Patten had a strong playoff performance in that year’s playoffs, catching 13 passes for 154 yards and two scores.
Patten returned to Western Carolina after football to finish his degree and work as a coach.
Patten later returned to Columbia, where he worked as a motivational speaker and preacher at Anointed Word of Life Ministries.