Chad Patmon (from Facebook)

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Ricky Williams pays tribute to Chad Patmon

Posted May 5th, 2017

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Ricky Williams and Chad Patmon, who grew up together in San Diego, seldom were apart when the two played at Texas from 1995-1998.

Williams, who broke the NCAA career rushing record and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy, received the significant attention. But roommate and best friend Patmon, a cornerback, always was there for the interview. Williams sometimes was a bit shy. Patmon was the extrovert.

The 39-year-old Patmon died this week. His family announced his death on Patmon’s Facebook page. Funeral services are pending.

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Williams, posting on Twitter, gave Patmon the credit for what he was able to accomplish.

Patmon had returned to California after leaving Texas.

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