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According to the Boston Globe, former Patriots’ punter Mike Patrick died at age 55. No cause of death was given.
Patrick spent four seasons with that Pats from 1975-78. Signed originally as a free agent, he ranks fifth on the Pats all-time list with 8,481 yards on 225 punts in 43 career games. In his first NFL game in 1975 against Houston, he punted 62 yards, which at the time was their longest since 1968.
Patrick was originally from Austin, Texas. He attended Mississippi State, where he still ranks fifth on the school’s career punting list. Patrick resided in Biloxi, Mississippi where he died. Funeral services will be held in Biloxi tomorrow.