New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion Dead At Age 38

Ford Springer | Contributor

Former New England Patriots cornerback Leonard Myers has died of cancer at the age of 38.

The University of Miami standout was selected by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL draft. Myers joined the New England team at a good time as it was Tom Brady’s first year as the starting quarterback, who guided them all the way to a Super Bowl victory against the St. Louis Rams.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After his time with the Patriots, Myers bounced around to several other teams in the NFL including the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets.

Myers was an integral part of the rebuilding of the University of Miami football team during his time there. As a freshman, the Hurricanes finished with a 5-6 record. In his senior year, Myers helped the team to finish the season with 11 wins and just one loss.

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