Former Patriots Superbowl Winner Passes Away At Age 38
Former Patriots cornerback Leonard Myers has passed away from cancer early Friday morning. He was 38.
Myers was drafted to the Patriots during the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft, the same year the Patriots won their first Super Bowl. Unfortunately, Myers was inactive for the game. He later commented that he was disappointed because the coaches told him all during the week that he would be playing in the game, but last minute decide to deactivate him for another offensive lineman, according to NBC Sports.
Myers later got attention after selling his Patriots Super Bowl ring on Ebay for $32,600.
Myers spent two seasons and played in 15 regular-season games while with the Patriots before leaving in 2003. He had brief stints with the Saints, Jets, Lions, and the Canadian Football League. He officially left the game after his brief time with the Canadian Football League in 2005.
Myers began coaching in 2014, starting with Emporia State in Kansas. His last known coaching job was the wide receiver coach at New Mexico Highlands University in 2015.
Before going pro, Myers played for the University of Miami from 1997-2000. He started for part of three seasons, and was a second-team all-Big East Conference selection as a senior at UMiami, even after missing most of the season due to a foot injury. Leonard has been credited as a huge part of Miami’s post-probation comeback.