|Patriots' former punter Mike Patrick dies at 55|
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|Monday, 28 April 2008 12:48|
Patrick died Sunday in his hometown of Biloxi, Miss., the team said. No cause was given.
Patrick spent his four-season professional career with the Patriots from 1975-78. Patrick ranks fifth on the Patriots' all-time punters list with 8,481 yards on 225 attempts in 43 career games.
He was signed as a rookie free agent in 1975. In his first NFL game that season, he had a 62-yard punt against Houston, the Patriots' longest since 1968.
Patrick also held several season punting records at Mississippi State from 1972-74. He ranks fifth on the school's career punting list with 6,999 yards in 171 attempts for a 40.9 yard average.
A funeral service is Wednesday in Biloxi.