Former New England Patriots linebacker Clayton Weishuhn, was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday, April 22 according to Texas state troopers. He was 62
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Weishuhn was driving his pickup truck on a local road Friday night when “for unknown reasons” his truck drifted into a ditch on one side of the road. He then “over-corrected skidding across the roadway into the west ditch, and into a dirt field.” The vehicle then rolled over multiple times. Weishuhn, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Weishuhn was a third-round draft pick by New England in the 1982 NFL Draft out of Angelo State. Weishuhn started in all 16 games in 1983 and set a franchise record with 229 total tackles. Unfortunately his promising career was derailed by injury in the first game of the 1984 season. He remained with the Patriots for 5 seasons, before eventually playing in Green Bay, and retiring in 1987.
Former #Patriots LB Clayton Weishuhn passed away on Friday at the age of 62.
Weishuhn was a third round pick by NE in the 1982 NFL Draft, and was part of the 1985 AFC Championship team.
— Kayla Burton (@Kay_Breezy22) April 25, 2022
A single-vehicle roll-over took the life of long-time Wall resident and football legend Clayton Weishuhn. https://t.co/auLsfDItnI
— KLST TV (@klstnews) April 23, 2022