Former Patriots linebacker Clayton Weishuhn dies at 62

Former NFL linebacker Clayton Weishuhn passed away in a vehicle wreck near his home town of Wall, Texas, on Friday, Charles Bryce of the San Angelo Standard-Times reports. Weishuhn was 62.

Weishuhn, who was not using a safety belt, was ejected from the lorry in a one-car rollover mishap, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report acquired by the paper.

Weishuhn ended up being an NAIA All-American at Angelo State and assisted the school to a nationwide title in 1978. The Patriots prepared him in the 3rd round in 1982.

The 229 deals with Weishuhn amounted to in 1983 still stand as a single-season group record.

He hurt his knee in the season opener in 1984, sidelining him the rest of that season and the following season.

Weishuhn returned in 1986 however 4 video games into the season he hurt a hamstring and a groin, which too soon ended his season.

The Patriots traded him to the Packers in 1987, and he played 7 video games in Green Bay prior to calling it a profession at the age of 27.

In 6 profession seasons, Weishuhn appeared in 39 video games with 26 starts.

Former Patriots linebacker Clayton Weishuhn passes away at 62 initially appeared on Pro Football Talk

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