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The Miami Hurricanes announces on Friday that former standout defensive back and Super Bowl champion Leonard Myers had passed away. He was just 38 years old.

According to the Miami Herald, Myers’ death comes after complications from an unspecified form of cancer.

Myers played at Miami between 1997 and 2000, occasionally starting in the secondary under Butch Davis. Myers was part of a dangerous defensive backfield that included future Pro Bowler Ed Reed and All-American Phillip Buchanon, with the three helping lead Miami’s defense in the 2000 season that saw the Hurricanes go 11-1 and finish No. 2 in the AP rankings.

Myers was later taken in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, winning a ring with the Patriots during his rookie season. Myers later played for the Jets, Lions, and Saints before the end of his NFL career.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers the Auburn Tigers and national college football for FanBuzz.
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