Boston.com reported today that former Patriots fullback Mosi Tatupu has died at the age of 54. Mr. Tatupu was an asset to the communities around Foxboro during his playing years with the Patriots and after he retired–he participated in numerous charitable events and later became the coach of the King Philip High School football team in Wrentham, Massachusetts. His son, Lofa, is a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks.
I am sure the sports reporters will list all of his accomplishments as a player for the New England Patriots (and there were many), but those of us who live in the area will remember him more for the things he gave to the community. Mosi Tatupu will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.