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Former Patriot guard Sam Adams passes away at 67

Robert Alvarez
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7 years ago at 9:23 am ET
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Former Patriot guard Sam Adams passes away at 67

According to a press release, former New England Patriots guard Sam Adams passed away on Wednesday at the age of 67. No cause of death was released to the public.

Adams played in 119 career NFL games for the Patriots from 1972-1980,  starting in 90 of them.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement,

“This is really sad news for Patriots fans who enjoyed watching Sam Adams play and the many Patriots teammates who played with him throughout the 1970s, Not only was he a stalwart in the trenches for nearly a decade, but I can’t think of a more appropriately named player to represent the Patriots. For the majority of his Patriots career, he played right guard, opposite John Hannah at left guard. The two helped form the most formidable offensive line in franchise history and, quite possibly, one of the best in league history. In 1978, Sam started every game and helped pave the way for the Patriots to rush for 3,165 yards, an NFL record that still stands 37 years later. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all the friends who are mourning his loss.”

 


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