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Former Longhorns cornerback Chad Patmon dies

Posted May 4th, 2017


Chad Patmon, who came to Texas from San Diego with his best friend Ricky Williams, has died.

The family announced Patmon’s death on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon.


Patmon lettered for Texas in 1998. He was a cornerback, but probably was known most for being Williams best friend. The two left Patrick Henry High School in 1995 for Austin. Patmon was by his best friend’s side as Williams broke the NCAA career rushing record and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy.

Former teammates learned of Patmon’s death via Facebook and posted their thoughts about the popular player who was known for his high energy and big smile.

Damon Luckett I don’t want to believe it. I’m so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with him and his family.

Michael Ungár Chad was a senior my freshman here on the Longhorn football team. I am saddened by his passing. My thoughts are with him and his family!

Kwame Cavil My prayers go out to the family! I cant believe this!

Beau Trahan Prayers for you and you family Chad!



Posted by Akili Smith on Thursday, May 4, 2017




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