Former New England Patriots record-setting linebacker dies in car accident: reports

Previous New England Patriots linebacker Clayton Weishuhn was killed in an automobile accident Friday, in accordance to a number of stories.

He was 62.

The accident reportedly occurred in Weishuhn’s hometown of Wall, Texas. According to, the Texas Office of Public Safety documented that Weishuhn was driving a 2001 Dodge 2500 truck when “for not known explanations the driver drifted into the east ditch, more than-corrected skidding across the roadway into the west ditch, and into a dust area.” Accoridng to the report, that is when his truck started to roll, and Weishuhn was ejected.

The report claimed he was not sporting a seatbelt, and was pronounced useless at the scene.

Weishuhn was an All-American linebacker at Angelo State, and the Patriots took him in the 3rd round of the 1982 draft. He established a franchise document for most tackles in a season in 1983, with 229, that continue to stands these days. He experienced a severe knee injuries in the to start with recreation of the 1984 period, on the other hand, and skipped the relaxation of that yr and the 1985 marketing campaign. He returned to the discipline for New England in 1986, but managed just four games when dealing with hamstring and groin accidents.

He then remaining New England for Inexperienced Bay in 1987, and invested one, ultimate 12 months there with the Packers.

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