(ChurchLeaders) David Patten, who won three Super Bowl rings but wanted to be remembered as a servant of God, died last week in a motorcycle crash near Columbia, S.C. According to the highway patrol, two other vehicles were involved.
Patten, who launched a Christian ministry after retiring from football, was 47. He leaves behind Galiena, his wife of 24 years; four children; and “a host of extended children and loved ones who were drafted in” to his family.
David Patten Was Committed to Christ
Undrafted out of college, Patten played arena football and loaded coffee beans onto trucks while waiting for an NFL opportunity. During that season, the athlete said he realized he needed to fully devote himself to Jesus. The next year, he landed a roster spot with the New York Giants.