Maine’s First Patriots Player, Dave Cloutier, Dies At 78
The first Maine native to play for the New England Patriots, Dave Cloutier, has died at the age of 78.
Cloutier played for Gardiner High School and went on to play for the UMaine Black Bears, leading the team in scoring in 1959 and 1961.
He played for the (then) Boston Patriots in 1964 and played in 12 of the Patriots 14 games that season as a defensive back and punt returner.
Cloutier died at his home in Florida.
Here's a statement released by the team...