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Former University of Miami and New England Patriots defensive back and South Florida native Leonard Myers, died at a Fort Lauderdale hospital Friday morning after a battle with cancer.

Myers, who played The U from 1997 to 2000 after a standout high school career at Fort Lauderdale Dillard High, was only 38 years old.

He recently began a coaching career, working at Emporia State College in 2014 and serving as wide receivers coach at New Mexico Highlands University in 2015.

Miami fans remember Myers for his time as a Hurricane – as he was a starting defensive back throughout his final three seasons in the program and was a 2000 All-Big East second-team selection.

After college, Myers was a sixth-round pick of Patriots in 2001 and ended up earning a Super Bowl ring in 2002 when New England defeated the St. Louis Rams.

  1. Carol R Hill says:

    May GOD give his family and friends the strength to go through this most difficult time as I am certain HE will!!!

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