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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Patriots running back, and original team member of the Boston Patriots from 1960-1968, Larry Garron has died at age 82.
Garron was ninth on the team's all-time rushing list with 2,981 rushing yards, and "holds the record for the longest run in team history with an 85-yard touchdown run" in a 1961 game against the Buffalo Bills, according to the team.
“On behalf of the entire Patriots organization, I want to extend our sincerest sympathies to the Garron family,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement. “This year marks the 60th anniversary season for this franchise and Larry has represented this organization and been a member of the Patriots family since Day 1. We owe a debt of gratitude to Larry and all of the original Boston Patriots like him. Without their many contributions, we would not be the franchise that we are today. Our condolences go out to all who are mourning Larry’s loss.”
Garron was named an American League All-Star in 1961, 1963, 1964, and 1967.