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Tragic Story of Footballer Clayton Weishuhn’s Cause of Death


Sadly, the football player who played for the New England Patriots in the NFL was killed in a crash on April 22, 2022. Clayton Weishuhn’s cause of death is reported due to a one-vehicle rollover crash near Mikulik Rd. and Walling Pecan.

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Weishuhn served as an All-America linebacker at ASU after a stellar career at Wall High School. His Rams career lasted from 1978 to 81. In 1980 and 1981, Weishuhn was selected as the Lone Star Conference Lineman of the Year.

He successfully led the Rams to a big victory, winning the 1978 NAIA championship and that still stands as the only national championship that ASU has won in football.

Clayton Weishuhn's cause of death is reported due to a one-vehicle rollover crash.

In the first week of the 1984 season, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder suffered a severe knee injury and he has sidelined for the rest of the season and all of the 1985 campaign.

The Patriots lost to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX after the 1985 season in their first Super Bowl appearance, although Weishuhn was injured and couldn’t play.

Weishuhn suffered a hamstring and groin injury and missed the rest of the Patriots’ games four games into the 1986 season. At that point, he was traded to the Packers in 1987.

Before calling it a career at the young age of 27, he played seven games in Green Bay. His single-season record of 229 tackles set in 1983 still stands today, putting aside the fact that New England has won six Super Bowl championships since Weishuhn’s playing days.

Thoughts and prayers are with Clayton Weishuhn’s family, friends, fans, and teammates. 🖤🕊

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Clayton Weishuhn’s Cause of Death

Like it’s mentioned above, Mr. Weishuhn was killed in a crash. Following Clayton Weishuhn’s cause of death, it was released that he left this world behind on Friday evening shortly after 7 p.m.  

Andre Tippett tweeted: “Local football legend passes after single-vehicle rollover My 1982 NFL draft classmate and Patriot teammate Clayton Weishuhn has passed away.. Really one of the great people, a great guy, a helluva football player… RIP Cotton.”

A fan wrote: “Sad news out of Wall, Texas. Clayton Weishuhn (62) passed away yesterday after rolling his pickup. He was the local San Angelo football hero. Clayton played linebacker for five seasons for the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.”

Clayton Weishuhn's cause of death is reported due to a one-vehicle rollover crash.

Tate Williams commented: “Sad to see a man like this go. A true legend on the field and in the Wall community. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Weishuhn family.”

11 Athletes Whose Careers Were Derailed by injuries in a national list published in 2015 by boston.com titled, included multi-sport standout NBA players Grant Hill, and baseball players Kerry Wood. Weishuhn was ranked No. 8.

Against New Orleans in 1983, Clayton registered 21 tackles in a 7-0 victory in the sleet and snow, and he had 20 against the San Francisco 49ers two years after the Bill Walsh dynasty started.

Weishuhn returned home to Wall after hanging up his cleats. He started farming in the West Texas cotton patch 15 miles outside of San Angelo, where he played his college ball.

The late Jim Hess, Clayton’s ex-head coach at ASU, once expressed: “Well son of a gun. I guess he really could play. Holy cow. I didn’t know any of that. I just knew he was the best I ever coached.”

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