David Patten Biography – David Patten Wiki
David Patten was an American football wide receiver. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants (1997-99), Cleveland Browns (2000), New England Patriots (2001-04), Washington Redskins (2005-06) and New Orleans Saints (2007-08). He went to training camp with Cleveland in 2009, but was waived prior to the start of the regular season and spent the year out of football. He signed with New England in the 2010 offseason but retired at the end of July. Patten earned three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. He played college football at Western Carolina.
The 5-foot-10 inch, 190-pound wide receiver was an undrafted free agent coming out of Western Carolina University who played 12 years in the NFL, most notably with the New England Patriots where he won three Super Bowls in his two stints with the team, from 2001-04, and 2010.
Patten played in 54 regular season games with 44 starts for the Patriots from 2001-04 and also played in six postseasons games with three starts during his tenure in New England. He caught 165 passes for 2,513 yards and 16 touchdowns in the regular season and added 15 receptions for 174 yards with two touchdowns in the postseason for the Patriots. The best statistical year in his 12 NFL seasons was in 2004 with New England when he registered 800 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Patten was on the receiving end of the second-longest pass play in Patriots history, a 91-yard touchdown reception from Tom Brady at Indianapolis on Oct. 21, 2001. In that game, Patten had a career-best performance, as he became the sixth player since 1960 – and the first since Walter Payton (1979) – to rush for a touchdown, catch a touchdown pass and pass for a touchdown in the same game.
In 12 NFL seasons, Patten tallied 324 catches for 4,715 yards and 24 touchdowns. His 61 receptions and 824 yards receiving in 2002 with New England were career highs as were his seven touchdown grabs in 2004 with the Pats.
David Patten Age
David Patten was born on August 19, 1974, in Hopkins, South Carolina. He died on September 2, 2021, in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 47.
David Patten Wife – David Patten Wife Galiena
Who is David Patten’s wife? David Patten was married to Galiena Patten.
David Patten Children
Patten and his wife Galiena have four children – David, Daquan, Quinton, and Mia Patten. David is a receiver at his dad’s alma mater, Western Carolina and Quinton is a receiver at UNC Charlotte.
David Patten Family
Former NFL wide receiver David Patten is survived by his wife Galiena and four children – David, Daquan, Quinton, and Mia.
David Patten Death
Former NFL wide receiver David Patten passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 47. Patten was killed in a motorcycle crash outside Columbia, South Carolina, according to Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Nick Pye, a motorcycle driver — identified by the coroner as Patten — crossed the median, causing a crash involving two other cars. One of the cars’ drivers was also taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. The crash remains under investigation by the highway patrol and the coroner.
“I am heartbroken by the news of David’s passing,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “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.”
“It breaks my heart to hear of David’s tragic passing at such a young age,” said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick in a statement. “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.”
David Patten Cause of Death
David Pattenwas involved in a fatal motorcycle accident at 9:35 p.m. Thursday night at the intersection of Clemson Road and Old Clemson Road near Columbia, South Carolina. Patten was traveling west on Clemson Road on a Kawasaki motorcycle when he “went left of center” and struck on an oncoming Chevrolet sedan, the South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed to NFL.com.
David Patten Net Worth
David Patten’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.