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Former Patriots Player Leonard Myers Loses Battle With Cancer

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Former Miami Hurricane and NFL player Leonard Myers is dead at 38 after losing his battle with cancer. Myers played in 15 games for the Patriots over the course of two seasons and also spent time with the Jets, Saints, and Lions.

Myers once sold his Super Bowl championship ring on eBay for $32,600.

Via Miami Herald:

A cornerback who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2002, Myers signed with Butch Davis and Miami after an exceptional high school career.

Part of Davis’ rebuild at Miami, Myers was a starter for parts of three seasons and was a second-team all-Big East Conference selection as a senior in 2000 despite missing a lot of time with a foot injury which would hamper him moving forward.

Myers was a sixth-round pick by the Patriots in 2001 and played in seven games as a rookie — but didn’t play after Nov. 18 as the Patriots went on to win their first Super Bowl in 2002 by beating the favored St. Louis Rams.


Leonard Myers Cause of Death

Leonard Myers, a Dillard High School graduate who played for the University of Miami from 1997-2000, has died after a battle with cancer. The type of cancer has not been disclosed. Myers was 38.

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