The sports world is mourning this week after the tragic death of a former NFL player.
Clayton Weishuhn, who played in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, was killed in a motor vehicle accident near his hometown on Friday.
The San Angelo Standard-Times first reported the news.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety report, Weishuhn was driving a 2001 Dodge 2500 pickup northbound on Mikulik Road 4.3 miles northwest of San Angelo at 7:05 p.m. when “for an unknown reason the driver drifted into the east ditch, over-corrected skidding across the roadway into the west ditch, and into a dirt field.”
The vehicle then “began to roll over to the right and came to rest upright, facing south,” the report stated. “The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.”
Weishuhn was an All-American linebacker at Angelo State. After his college career, he would be drafted by the Patriots in the third round in 1982. He still holds the New England franchise record for most tackles in a season with 229 in 1983.
The former NFL linebacker finished his career with the Green Bay Packers in 1987.